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Business Ethics: The Law of Corporate Karma

According to the shamanic traditions, the great mystery of being is that all things are alive and have a level of intelligence. This is because all things are a part of the Great Spirit. However, all things also function individually, in thought and action. It is in these individual actions that karma is born. Karmic laws also state that all karma, both good and bad, must also return home...return to sender!

Ethics in Business...A Lost Art

While watching Face the Nation one Sunday earlier this year, Bob Schiffer discussed the airline industry, his mother and ethics in business. Like Bob, I think it is a sad commentary today, that we have to police businesses. Whatever happened to going into business to provide a needed service, being loyal to employees, and keeping promises.

Ethics in Business - Please Have Some

Is your business ethical?

Top 10 Principles for Positive Business Ethics

This morning, I read about a company using on-line auctions to defraud customers. Last week, I consulted on an ethics complaint where a business coach betrayed a client?s confidentiality. And, recently a Physician was convicted of insider trading based on information from a patient, a violation of both business ethics and her professional ethics.

How To Build A Business Ethics Program

Recent corporate financial scandals have highlighted the importance of business ethics and legal compliance. Yet a recent National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) survey of 280 corporate CEOs and directors found that "only one of three directors felt that they were highly effective in ensuring legal compliance".

Ethics In The Workplace

Workplace Ethics is a subject that we have all heard of. In fact, the subject of Ethics in general is something that most people are familiar with. And, what is commonly understood about ethics is there are ethics and then there are workplace ethics. What most people don?t realize, however, is that there is no such thing as workplace ethics; ethics are the same, (or, should be) whether in the workplace or in personal life.

Do Organizations Serve Us Or Do We Serve Organizations

We have seen an erosion in the confidence that society has in organizational leadership and its integrity recently with the numerous accounting scandals that have become public.Clearly this has led to the demise of several large organizations. In performance terms it is obvious that erosion of leadership integrity is not good for business.

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Shifting Culture and Climate in Todays Corporate World

This articles relates to the AlphaMeasure core competency Culture and Climate. AlphaMeasure defines climate as the effect an organization has on the employees, while culture refers more to the acceptable behaviors, attitudes, and habits of the organization as a whole. Knowing and understanding workplace culture and climate leads to a better understanding of what factors are influencing employees. In relation, the level of service your customers receive is almost always influenced by the culture and climate of your organization. This competency can be especially insightful if your organization is experiencing customer service related issues or problems working together internally.

Business Ethics: An Oxymoron

An oxymoron: the juxtaposition of contradictory words or concepts. That is what we have with the term "Business Ethics". The very contradiction that is inherent in this latter phrase is an indication of the challenge that individuals who work for organizations face as we all approach the resource limits of this planet.

Laws and Ethics?. Who?s Kidding Who?

Years ago I read an article by a renowned psychologist wherein he wrote his studies found one percent of all human beings would never lie, cheat or steal. One percent would always lie, cheat or steal and given the right set of circumstances, the rest of us would likely lie, cheat and/or steal.

Enron?s Ultimate Victim: Ethics

FROM the 'MORAL HIGH GROUND', where we imagine ourselves, the Enron fiasco should have come as no surprise. Enron is simply a quintessential example of the degradation of principles such as trust, loyalty and ethical standards.

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Work Ethics and the Customer

This article relates to the Ethics in the Workplace competency, commonly evaluated in employee surveys. It gives examples of how employees and customers consider ethical behavior and sound values an integral part of your organization. This competency covers a variety of topics like customer treatment, employee professionalism, and expected/acceptable organizational behaviors. At a high level, this competency will investigate the standards by which your employees treat your customers, co-workers, and the organization itself.

Business Ethics

There is much talk today about ethics in business - as there should be, but there should be more than talk; there should be a high moral code for all executives who are responsible to both their customers and their shareholders.

Work Ethics ? A Paradigm Shift

Work ethics is a hot topic in today?s business and educational worlds. Yet, how do we define this hybrid phrase with the word work meaning more than a specific outcome and the word ethics being more than the values that enhance that outcome?

Business Ethics: How The Sales Function Can Transmit Company Values

I recently got a "thank-you" call from a man who read my new e-book Buying Facilitation.

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The Albany Herald

Carr takes part in Ethics Awareness Week
The Albany Herald
“I was honored to speak to our University System of Georgia leadership during Ethics Awareness Week, which focused on ensuring and protecting public trust,” Carr said. “Every year, Chancellor Wrigley leads this initiative in order to promote at their ...

Hot Springs Sentinel

Disciplinary panel dismisses ethics charges against Arkansas justices
Hot Springs Sentinel
LITTLE ROCK -- A disciplinary panel dismissed ethics charges Friday against the Arkansas Supreme Court's justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases.
Ethics case in justice race tossedNorthwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Washington Post

House Ethics Committee sanctions a Democrat and a Republican over sexual-harassment-related allegations
Washington Post
The House Ethics Committee formally sanctioned Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen (Nev.) and Republican Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.) for offenses related to sexual harassment. Kihuen, whose term is up this year, was accused by three women of improper ...
Ethics Committee Rebukes Mark Meadows Over Aide's Sexual MisconductNew York Times
Ruben Kihuen Harassed Women, Ethics Committee FindsRoll Call
Ethics panel rebukes lawmakers in harassment casesFOX 8 Live WVUE
The Hill -House Committee on Ethics - -CNN
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Ethics, law central to balancing stem cell research and public policy
Debate about the ethics and legal aspects of stem cell research can feel just as complicated as the science. I grew up in the turbulent 1960s and became interested in the whole “nature vs. nurture” debate taking place, as people argued whether human ...

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Statesman Journal

Former Oregon state board director faces $20000 ethics fine, but he's not here
Statesman Journal
James Raussen faces a $20,000 fine after an investigation into his conduct as director of the Oregon Educators Benefits Board, a low-profile state entity that purchases insurance benefits for public school teachers. The Oregon Government Ethics ...

The Hill (blog)

Pence aide defends Meadows after ethics panel reprimand: He 'had my back'
The Hill (blog)
Alyssa Farah, Pence's press secretary, defended Meadows in a tweet, saying she was one of the women in the House Ethics Committee report about the allegations released the previous day. Farah previously worked as communications director for Meadows ...
House Ethics Committee chides Meadows, Kihuen over sexual harassment allegationsCNN
Ethics panel rebukes prominent Republican lawmaker over response to aide's sexual

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Washington Post

EPA's top Southeast official out on bail, faces state ethics charges
Washington Post
On Monday came word that Glenn, an EPA regional administrator based in Atlanta, had been indicted by a grand jury in Alabama on violations of state ethics laws. According to the Alabama Ethics Commission, Glenn has been charged with use of his office ...
EPA official arrested on felony ethics chargesYellowhammer News
Trump Says He'll Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPANew York Times
Donald Trump to nominate ex-coal lobbyist to head environment agencyTimes Now
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Trump EPA Official Who Fought Coal Cleanup Arrested On Criminal Ethics Charges
DEVELOPING: We took a look at the background of Trey Glenn, the EPA Region Administrator who a Jefferson County Grand Jury indicted on state ethics charges, including multiple counts of conspiracy, and/ or complicity with Scott Phillips to violate the ...

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Cookie ethics: Congresswoman-elect asks if she's still allowed to sell Girl Scout cookies
Given the sex and financial scandals of Congress, it seems kind of sweet that a member-elect is fretting over the ethics of selling Thin Mints. But it may be the type of issue that's bound to arise when a record number of women have been elected to ...
Incoming congresswoman questions whether she is allowed to still sell Girl Scout cookiesThe Hill

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The Hub at Johns Hopkins

Practical ethics projects tackle robotics, autonomous vehicles, humanitarian disasters
The Hub at Johns Hopkins
For almost a quarter-century, Johns Hopkins University's Berman Institute of Bioethics has led national and international efforts to make sense of and find answers to new ethical issues arising from rapid gains in health care, public health, and the ...

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