Wedding 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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Red Shoe Leadership

Red Shoe Story The Gurri family escaped Cuba’s communism for American freedom with one suitcase and $5 per person. Mother Beba wore impractical red shoes as a sign of quiet defiance. For four-year-old Margarita, those red shoes magically transformed the power of conflict with courage, humor, and grace. Red Shoe Attitude Face life’s challenges and joys with…

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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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