an Ethics-Driven Organization
You can't create an ethical organization overnight, but you can
start overnight, and here’s how.
Wallet- Sized Code
Here’s a statement of
principles that people can read, understand, and remember. You’re welcome to
use it or amend it.
needs special treatment sometimes, and fairness allows—even demands—that they
get it when they need it. Managing ethically, by the Golden Rule, demands it.
Go Ahead, Break a Rule
you can’t get the job done without breaking a rule. Here’s a way to think
through whether to do it.
Would It Look in the Paper?
"How would it look in
the paper?" is a good question to ask before making a decision, but a much
better test of the ethics of a hypothetical action is "Can I explain it to
Lies and White Lies
Some lies are permissible
“white lies” but some apparently permissible white lies are hurtful and
unethical. How to decide which is which.
The ABCs of Leadership
Readiness to Do Right
(with Mick Ukleja)How High Is Your ELQ?
We don’t always do what we
know to be the right thing. High-impact ethical leaders do six things to
strengthen their own ethical behavior and that of the people around them.
If you want to practice ethical leadership, it's not enough to be ethical. You have to teach it. Here's how.
Ethics of The
The Magnificent Seven teaches us the distinction between law and
ethics, between obedience to the enforceable and obedience to the
"unenforceable." Lessons from the Wild West can help us deal with
dilemmas in our everyday life.
Telling Truth to
Being an ethical boss can
be trying, but it's easy compared to being an ethical subordinate. Telling the
truth to the boss is the first—and often the hardest—responsibility of an
judgment is part of the deal for public servants, but everybody has biases.
Here are some ways to minimize the impact of your biases on decision making.
Ethics for Bosses
Rank hath its privilege,
they say, but what privileges should the boss exercise? Here’s how an ethical
boss should look at it.