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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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Ethics Group Says UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's Retweet Violated A Federal Law
In a letter sent Tuesday to the Office of Special Counsel, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) requested an investigation into whether the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, improperly used Twitter for political ...
Did Haley tweet violate federal ethics rules?The State

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Ethics commissioner charged after alleged prostitute mix-up
New York Post
STRATFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut ethics commissioner has been charged with patronizing a prostitute after he was pepper-sprayed during which police say was a mix-up with the wrong woman. Police tell the Connecticut Post Noel Kayo, an ethics ...

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Seattle Times

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags
Seattle Times
FILE – The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is seen Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 in Washington. President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election. On Wednesday... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) More ...
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President Trump's hotel received $270000 from Saudi ArabiaUSA TODAY
Expenditures Breakdown, Donald Trump, 2016 cycle • OpenSecretsOpenSecrets
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CT Post

Ethics commissioner charged in prostitute mixup
CT Post
STRATFORD - Ethics commissioner Dr. Noel Kayo has an ethics dilemma of his own after police said they busted him outside a hotel here for mistaking a local woman for the prostitute he had ordered online. “I will not resign,” the 39-year-old ...

Washington Post

House Ethics Committee is reviewing allegations against three ...
Washington Post
The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is reviewing charges lodged against two high-profile Democratic lawmakers and a senior Democratic aide.
High-power Dems facing ethics scrutinyThe Hill
Ethics group says its complaint likely prompted inquiry into John Lewis' top aideAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
House Ethics Committee launches probe of 3 DemocratsFox News
Politico -The Detroit News
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Chicago Sun-Times

IG: Ethics Board's definition of lobbyist is 'broadest' in US
Chicago Sun-Times
The definition of a lobbyist established by Chicago's reinvigorated Board of Ethics is the “broadest in the country” and would include “Mom and Pop grocery stores” inquiring about street repairs, Inspector General Joe Ferguson said Tuesday. Ferguson ...

Denton Record Chronicle

Group recommends paying Denton council members, ethics reforms ...
Denton Record Chronicle
Denton is no longer a small town — a citizens committee says it's time to start paying Denton City Council members. It also recommended major ethics reforms ...

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No fault found in Ethics Commission probe of Zimmerman payment to wife
The ethics commission's initial review called the payment a violation and assessed a $5,000 fine, said Zimmerman's attorney, Jerad Najvar. But Najvar successfully argued that because Zimmerman had loaned his campaign $20,000 in personal funds, he was ...

NPU board to hire attorney to advise on ethics recommendations
Norwich Bulletin
NORWICH — The Norwich Board of Public Utilities Commissioners voted Tuesday to hire an outside attorney to advise it on the appropriate response to recommendations from the city's Ethics Commission on sanctions related to Norwich Public Utilities ...

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Honolulu Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Lawmakers Got Ethics Awards For Not Breaking The Law
Honolulu Civil Beat
Earlier this year, the State Ethics Commission announced its first Ethics Awards, intended to reward and promote “positive ethics behavior.” I've been following issues of ethics in government for 35 years, and have seen the good, the bad and the ugly.

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