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Read the business headlines and you'll find ethical crises like embezzlement, fraud, or misuse of company products or services making the headlines. High profile ethical breaches like these all have to do with something near and dear to a company's heart;…

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We've all heard the statement, "Ignorance is no excuse." Whether from an angry boss or an IRS agent, getting excused by stating, "But, I didn't know!" is about as good as saying nothing at all. So many ethical crises are…

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The last thing people want is a guilt trip. Guilt is like an ethical party crasher that you wish would go away. Even hearing the word "guilt" conjures up negative feelings. But before you dismiss guilt as all bad, take…

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First Officer Spock had it easy. The Vulcan from Star Trek didn't have to deal with the ethical decision-making process as we do. He operated in the realm of logic and reason. Imagine a world where ethical dilemmas were judged…

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Any ethical system, whether it involves codes of conduct, company rules, or legalities, will fail if the people who are making and following it do not adhere to an ethical code that is rooted in moral absolutes. But talking about…

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The most difficult kind of ethical situation is one where you feel angry and helpless as a result of someone else’s misdeeds or manipulation. You didn’t ask to be pushed around, but you are. One minute you’re minding your own…

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In Roy Snell’s article in a recent Society of Compliance and Ethics website, titled Compliance Officer’s Nine Lives. He commented that compliance officers must master some elements of 9 professions to be successful. They are Legal, Ethics, Risk, Audit, Investigations,…

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Trying to follow the rules or encouraging others to do so can be frustrating if people are ruled by moral relativism rather than a clear set of moral values. For these kinds of people we say that they lack a…

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The workplace can be the greatest testing ground for your character. It's not easy to withstand the high pressure, high stakes grind at work where you feel pulled in a hundred directions, trying to please everyone else. Sometimes it's easy…

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At a young age our partner, Fernando Senties, was a jockey and later a racing official. He uses a lot of horse racing stories to talk about his passion for ethics and his crusade against corruption. It made me think…

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