Tag: ethics

Great leaders have R-E-S-P-E-C-T

by Dan Oswald The other day, in a conversation about the recent U.S. presidential election, I mentioned that one of the ways I evaluate politicians is to consider whether I’d be willing to either work for the person or have the candidate work for me. It’s pretty simple—I want to work with people I respect. […]

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Building an ethical culture: What HR needs to know

Human resources professionals spend a lot of time working to create a respectful work environment. Much of that effort is necessary to stay in compliance with antidiscrimination and other workplace laws, but a true focus on ethics goes beyond legal compliance.  Susan Alevas, an attorney, management consultant, and president of Alevas Consulting Group, Inc., recently […]

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When cheaters strike: How HR can make a difference

Everyone knows the clichés “cheaters never prosper” and “honesty is the best policy,” but that doesn’t mean employees always take those maxims to heart. Whether it’s padding an expense account, failing to clock out for lunch, or large-scale embezzling, some employees will cross the line into unethical territory. Take, for example, the case of the […]

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What goes around comes around

by Dan Oswald “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” —W. Clement Stone Do you believe in karma? Do you think a person brings upon himself inevitable results, whether they […]

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What Redskins’ play calls after RG3’s injury teach us about workplace ethics

by Mike Maslanka Anyone watch the Washington Redskins playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks? I am a Redskins fan, so I was naturally concerned about the health of Robert Griffin III, the phenom rookie quarterback, former Baylor standout, winner of the Heisman trophy, and all-around nice guy. Four weeks earlier, he had injured his knee […]

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It’s the Cover-up, Once Again

by Larry Bumgardner “It’s the cover-up, not the crime.” You’ve probably heard that adage hundreds of times. The phrase dates back at least to Watergate days of the 1970s. After the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate complex in Washington, investigative reporters started looking for ties to the Nixon White […]

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