The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in…

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Most people understand the importance of “flattening the curve” to keep medical resources available to those who become ill with COVID-19. But in areas where new cases outrun resources, how will doctors decide who receives care? Speaking in the Columbus Dispatch (March 23, 2020), ethicist Nancy Berlinger described an ethics guide she created for such…

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The Office of Civil Rights clarified the relaxation of HIPAA requirements for telemedicine providers responding to COVID-19. In a move to facilitate remote medical assistance, the OCR announced it would not penalize telemedicine providers using platforms that are not completely compliant with HIPAA regulations. Health & Human Services has also waived select HIPAA penalties. Read…

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The Business Roundtable issued a Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. The Statement commits to leadership for the benefit of all stakeholders, representing a shift away from BR’s traditional focus on shareholder value. Over 180 CEOs signed the Statement. To read the full piece, please visit the Business Roundtable online.

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For the safety of attendees and speakers, the Twin Cities Ethics Conference scheduled for March 26 has been cancelled. We hope to have our keynote speaker, John Taft, Vice Chairman of Baird, former President & CEO of RBC, join us at a later date. John was to address Challenges for the 21st Century: Principled Leadership &…

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Hard data proves that diversity leads to better, more creative ideas. Are diverse companies really more innovative? Rocío Lorenzo and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out — and the answer was a clear yes. In a talk that will help you build a better, more robust company, Lorenzo dives into the data and…

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Simple changes can give big results Equity expert Sara Sanford offers a certified playbook that helps companies go beyond good intentions, using a data-driven standard to actively counter unconscious bias and foster gender equity — by changing how workplaces operate, not just how people think. This video is shared under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-ND…

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Corruption is theft, pure and simple. Corruption is a constant threat in Kenya, says social entrepreneur Wanjira Mathai — and to stop it there (or anywhere else), we need to intervene early. Following the legacy of her mother, political activist and Nobel Prize recipient Wangari Maathai, Mathai shares three strategies to uproot a culture of…

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Principled leaders articulate their values, make decisions guided by their values and consistently model their values.  Q: How can my business build a strong organizational culture of ethics? A: There are three key pillars to building and maintaining an ethical business culture: principled leadership, equitable systems and ethical citizenship. Principled leaders articulate their values, make decisions…

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Learn ways that a company can give back to the community Q: How do I add a philanthropic aspect to my business? A: Many business owners choose to pursue philanthropy in addition to their commercial goals. Businesses can advance their charitable interests in many ways. Some businesses give a portion of their profits to charitable…

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