Most people wouldn’t accept poor treatment at a gym, and would likely change grocery stores if the regular place exhibited blatant disrespect toward customers. Why, then, are employers surprised when people won’t stay in a toxic job? People prefer to exist where they feel appreciated, especially in their jobs.
Brigham Young University Students Understand the Importance of Ethics in Business
It was my great honor to speak again at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, where they teach ethics classes in all disciplines.
Increasing corruption: U.S. falls out of the top 25 countries on the CPI
Transparency International recently published the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2021, which showed that the U.S. dropped out of the top 25 most trusted countries. Given that our score was a 67 out of 100, we have a D. That’s a failing grade in Texas schools.
Is there a lesson in the Holmes verdict?
People are hoping that the Theranos case means that the DOJ will finally start prosecuting high-tech fraud, but many folks don’t think that this will necessarily mean that the DOJ has developed a spine for this industry. As the NYT writers pointed out, executives are rarely charged with fraud, and even less often convicted.
Citigroup to Facebook, it’s about power
While our stories come from different industries, both situations involve manipulating people. All the similarities between our stories come down to one: Powerful people exploited those who lacked power in order to increase personal gain.
The Con Docuseries More Widely Available
I have just learned that the documentary, The Con, a five-part investigative docuseries revealing massive frauds committed by large banks which led to the Great Financial Crisis, is being released through multiple channels… Apple TV, Amazon, Xbox, Vimeo, and Comcast On Demand.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful and safe holiday
One of the real joys of the holiday season is to say thank you and wish you the very best of health, prosperity, happiness and success for the new year. Richard
It has certainly been a most unusual year full of new challenges, educational opportunities and change. Learning to teach in the virtual environment solidified the importance of body language and personal interaction with a class. And getting back to the traditional classroom, even with the few students physically coming to class with the rest participating… [Read More]
Pausing For A While
These are very challenging times. As we all negotiate through the Covid-19 crisis I hope you and yours are safe and healthy. You are probably deluged with continuous crisis news and health and safety issues, and so I have decided to pause the weekly posts my team and I send you. I am focusing more… [Read More]
The world is in crisis
In our lifetimes we have not experienced any event that has impacted so many of us in so many different ways as Covid-19. We are dealing with a deadly virus affecting hundreds of thousands all over the world, as well as a potentially devastating worldwide recession. The Covid-19 crisis is calling on us all to… [Read More]
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