Speaking Professionals

Personal and Business Ethics: Why do we misbehave?

What gets in the way of happiness and success? Lots of things. Our ethical foundations and practices are a great place to start. We misbehave for three reasons: altruism, delicious temptations, and vulnerabilities.  Altruism “Just helping” Cutting corners Turning a blind eye Hiding the truth for or from others Giving overly generous or false feedback …

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Ethical Portals: What keeps us honest?

Our Moral Compass is like a beacon that lets sailors know when they are headed in the right direction. Passing with a green beacon on your right indicates a path toward deeper waters. Passing with a red beacon on the right indicates a safe return home to shore. Red Right Returning is the phrase mariners…

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What do I now?: Dr. Red Shoe’s Ethical Worksheet

Everyone faces ethical challenges. One big problem is how to think about what needs doing with whom, when, and how. This ethical worksheet has helped hundreds of clients and friends. Give it a try and please let me know of any recommended changes and improvements. Thanks! Dr. Red Shoe’s Ethical Worksheet 1.    What are the…

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Business Ethics: Your Responsibility

Everyone has a responsibility to say something if they see or experience unethical and/or illegal behavior. As leaders, supervisors and managers have even greater responsibility. Leaders are liable for the consequences of ignoring misbehavior. Failing to take action can warp and corrupt workplace cultures.  Where to start? Good leaders demonstrate curiosity, have empathy, and are…

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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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