You can’t pick up a newspaper, turn on a news channel or be online without getting the latest on the college admission bribery scandal. In fact, a federal college admissions probe has led to the criminal indictment of more than 50 people nationwide and sparked a class action lawsuit. This latest round involves lying, cheating… [Read More]
The Fed Has a Concern? Really?
And if they are concerned, shouldn’t we be worried as well? For some time, many experts, including William (Bill) D. Cohan, a former investment banker and author of several books, including the most recent, Why Wall Street Matters, have been warning us about the dangers of the corporate debt bubble. Lest we forget, the Federal… [Read More]
What’s the Problem with OSHA?
Does your company encourage transparency and ethical behavior, or does it shut down employees speaking up when they see wrongdoing? As I’ve written about before, odds are that many employees don’t even bother speaking up since they do not see corrective action. For the ones that do speak up and are retaliated against, they may… [Read More]
Should the Big Banks Be Nervous?
Will the new scrutiny House Financial Services Committee chairwoman Maxine Waters proposes prevent another financial crisis? Last week Ms. Waters pledged that this committee will keep an eye on the larger banks and pay closer attention to whether regulators were trying to weaken the safeguards and regulations enacted after the last financial crisis. What some… [Read More]
Brigham Young University: Practicing What They Preach
It is always a privilege to be invited to speak at a University to accounting and business students and their faculty. This last week I had that honor- of presenting to Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management and Wheatley Institution, to these groups on ethics and how important integrity is in the business world…. [Read More]
SERVANT LEADERSHIP in action.
Business Navigators is a unique business networking group dedicated to furthering the core values of servant leadership and trusted relationships through educational and charitable activities in the Dallas/Fort Worth community. Their philosophy is “To give is better than to receive.” They focus on “… what we can do as individuals and as an organization to… [Read More]
Technology Can Build Ethics
How ethical is your company? Would you give your company an “A” on doing the right thing? If misconduct is observed, is speaking up ignored and punished, or encouraged and rewarded? Unfortunately as I can personally attest to, misconduct is often not reported because employees are fearful of retaliation and potential job loss. In some… [Read More]
Moments of Truth: Building Values Based Cultures
The fourth report of a four-part series of the 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey was just released by the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), a best practice community of organizations that are committed to creating and sustaining high-quality ethics & compliance programs. This last year I have been writing about trust and ethics in the workplace and the GBES… [Read More]
Stock Buyouts are Tilting the “Apple” Cart!
What do Apple, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Applied Materials, among many others, have in common … they have been splurging on repurchasing their own stock at a high dollar, and seeing the value of their stock purchases sharply decline. Apple spent about $62.9 billion on buybacks in the first nine months of 2018, with the market reducing that value… [Read More]
From Museums to NPR: It’s Been a Merry Go Round of Highlights!
Last week I spoke about the Government Accountability Project (GAP) 40th-anniversary celebration as the highlight of my year. At the celebration, Robert Shetterly, the renowned portrait painter behind Americans Who Tell the Truth– Models of Courageous Citizenship, unveiled five portraits of people honored as whistleblowers by GAP, and I was honored to be one of them. This week was yet another… [Read More]
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