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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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Questions loom over Franken ethics probe | TheHill
The Hill
The Senate Ethics Committee is poised to investigate sexual harassment allegations against a sitting senator for the first time in more than two decades.
How a Senate ethics investigation worksABC News
Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy
Will sexual misconduct and corruption cases open the 'black box' of Senate ethics?USA TODAY
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Albany Times Union

Capital Region ethics boards defunct, or work in secret
Albany Times Union
A two-month examination of the practices of nearly two dozen Capital Region ethics boards revealed many of the panels meet only "as needed" and do not update their codes or proactively conduct investigations — throwing them into a state of dormancy ...

Seattle Times

More contrition needed? Ethics panel rejects $1,000 fine for former ...
Seattle Times
Commissioner Richard Burke said there “was a sense that for someone who has had as much experience in public life as Gov. Kitzhaber has had, there needed ...
Kitzhaber agrees to settle ethics probePamplin Media Group

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When algorithms discriminate: Robotics, AI and ethics
We live in an age of rapid technological advances where artificial intelligence (AI) is a reality, not a science fiction fantasy. Every day we rely on algorithms to communicate, do our banking online, book a holiday - even introduce us to potential ...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools chief apologizes for role in inspector ...
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool apologized for conduct related to an ongoing inspector general probe, saying he intervened to reword a legal ...

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Ethics board: City manager's wedding reception discount appears ...
City's independent ethics board rules appearance of impropriety in City Manager accepting discount for daughter's wedding reception by Edison restaurant.
Ethics board to "admonish" Fernandez in formal letter - WCTVWCTV

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After years of inaction, Carroll County ethics ordinance again a topic of discussion for commissioners
Carroll County Times
Seven years after former Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an ethics bill into law, and three years after Carroll's Board of County Commissioners were slated to hold a public hearing on implementing the law locally before postponing the process, a grassroots ...

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Menendez faces Senate ethics probe after mistrial
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had called for an ethics probe of Menendez as soon as a mistrial was declared by U.S. District Judge William Walls. The deadlock in the criminal proceedings was a huge legal victory for Menendez, who grew ...
Ethics inquiry into Bob Menendez to resume after mistrialCBS News
Top Senate Republican seeks Menendez ethics probe after
McConnell calls for ethics probe of MenendezThe Hill -Wall Street Journal -U.S. News & World Report
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Oregon ethics panel rejects Kitzhaber settlement |
In a stunning decision Friday, Oregon's government ethics watchdogs turned down a settlement with former Gov. John Kitzhaber that would have had him to pay ...
Ethics Panel Rejects $1000 Fine for Former Oregon GovernorU.S. News & World Report
Pamplin Media Group - State ethics commission denies Kitzhaber ...Portland Tribune
Oregon Government Ethics Commission Rejects Settlement With KitzhaberWillamette Week

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The Local Italy

Doctors at Vatican to debate ethics of euthanasia
The Local Italy
"Are our ethics, our deepest beliefs, dependent on polls?" But Dutch Royal Medical Association chairman Rene Heman told the conference that euthanasia "can be accepted". In the Netherlands, a patient must be experiencing unbearable suffering with no ...

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