I was honored to speak to Stephen Arbogast’s “Resisting Corporate Corruption” class and discuss why it is important for students to learn ethics and how to identify corruption early.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making ethical decisions and conducting business in an ethical way is a key component to future profitability and a litmus test for keeping productive, committed employees. Yet to date too many companies do not operate from this foundation. Ken Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale in their bestselling book, The Power of Ethical Management, advocate asking… [Read More]
It was an honor to address the Retirement Management Forum, an annual conference of Retirement Management Advisors sponsored by the Investments and Wealth Institute (IWI) in Hollywood recently, well Hollywood, Florida that is. I spoke to IWI conferences in 2015 and again in 2017 so it felt like being reunited with old friends. Established in… [Read More]
Ireland continued to be a unique learning experience with my participating with some of the most esteemed organizations in the country. Throughout I was impressed with the emphasis each had regarding ethics in the banking culture and it was an honor to address these groups who are so focused on stamping out corruption in both… [Read More]
These last two weeks have been a whirlwind of presentations in Ireland for Transparency International, The Institute of Banking and the National University of Ireland. I learned firsthand about the Irish spirit and determination, enjoyed its great people and the beauty of the country. It was an honor to address groups who are so focused… [Read More]