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Ethics: Reporting an incident

When reporting an incident or supporting a reporter, consider these:  Listen carefully and objectively to their concerns. Acknowledging a complaint does not mean you are validating it. Just listen carefully. Assure them that a process exists to handle these situations and that you will report the concerns if they cannot or will not. Ask them…

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What are Ethics?

“Just do the right thing.”—Joseph N. Gurri, M.D. My father’s view of ethics was simple, but not easy. When my siblings faced a dilemma, he would ask us about and listen to our story of what happened, what we did, and what we planned to do. He was available to be our coach. All leaders…

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Ethical Awareness Plan

Ethical leaders in ethical workplaces must be self-aware. “How did you do today?” Thomas Shanks, SJ, PhD, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics offers five questions to foster self-awareness at the end of each day.  Ask yourself: Did I practice my values? Did I do more good than harm? Did I treat others with dignity and respect?…

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NSA Ethics Code Case Studies for the Ethical Speaker

Case studies illustrate the eight principles of the National Speakers’ Association Code of Ethics. This is an excerpt a book I wrote for professional speakers, The Ethical Speaker. REPRESENTATION ARTICLE 1 NSA CODE OF ETHICS “Be impeccable with your word.”   —don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements (Amber-Allen Publishing; Box edition, 2008.) The ethical speaker is honest and…

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