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]
The last several months’ impeachment trials and the media furor it generated has focused a spotlight on whistleblowing and raised much-needed awareness on this issue. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 have provisions that were intended to prevent businesses from firing or demoting employees who reported fraudulent behavior to authorities…. [Read More]
Journalist Tom Mueller’s most recent book, Crisis of Conscience, Whistleblowing In An Age of Fraud, was the focus of a recent McCuistion TV program on KERA, PBS Dallas. Dr. Mueller and Marianne Jennings, JD, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University and author of The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse, joined hosts Jim Falk and Dennis McCuistion to talk… [Read More]
The last of my Ireland speaking adventures culminated at the National University of Ireland at Galway (NUI Galway), speaking to both students and alumni of their Executive MBA Masterclass on November 22nd and to their graduate students, faculty and alumni on November 25th, sponsored by the Whitaker Institute. NUI Galway is consistently ranked in the… [Read More]
The Siscriscom Network broadcasts TV programs internationally through its affiliated TV stations, cable and satellite networks, as well as through syndications. A featured prime time program is La Verdad Internacional, a weekly syndicated international affairs show that is broadcast throughout South America, many cities in the U.S. and now Africa. Their mission is to educate… [Read More]
What makes for an ethical leader? The formula is not complex. [bctt tweet=”An ethical leader consistently does what is right, even if it presents a challenge.” username=”RichardMBowen”] It’s not about being ethical in public and not in private. It’s not about valuing profit or celebrity above people. It’s not about taking advantage of your prominence… [Read More]
In Korea, whistleblowers are perceived to be disloyal to their companies and therefore branded as “traitors.” The South Korean Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) wants to change that perception via a one-hour documentary, airing June 6, that I am delighted to be part of. I’ll be in good company. EBS contacted and interviewed Louis Clark, Executive Director… [Read More]
Last year I was inspired by the report on the European Commission (EC) proposing a new law to strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU. The press release in 2018 said that the proposal would guarantee a high level of protection for whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law by setting new, EU-wide standards. It would… [Read More]