Better Business Bureau Ethics TORCH Award Finalist. Used with kind permission of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota. Originally published on November 28, 2018.

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What does it mean to think upside down or to see the world completely differently than you are told to because your perception and how you view the world just isn’t deemed normal? Well, Lisa Marie Platske stops by to explain. It’s small business week and this CEO not only runs her own business but…

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Former Vice President of Sustainability at McDonald’s Bob Langert spoke at the 2019 Ted Summit about how he worked with environmental experts and interest groups to create and improve a sustainability program for the fast food chain. This video is shared under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-ND 4.0). Please visit Ted.com. This TED Talk originally appeared…

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The National Blues Museum strikes the right chord with its business practices. In this video, Jacqueline K. Dace, Director of Internal Affairs of the National Blues Museum, shares how the museum developed an ethics framework, including doing research on best practices and developing a code of conduct. This video originally appeared on U.S. Bank’s Financial…

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There are more options than you might expect for leaders looking to improve their game. Q: When you are the boss, where do you go for coaching? A: There are more options than you might expect for leaders looking to improve their game. Assessments, peer circles and one-on-one coaching all can be valuable resources to…

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Creating a successful brand image is about finding what’s authentic to your company and letting it come through in your daily actions, says Kate Quinn, chief administrative officer at U.S. Bank. Trader Joe’s wasn’t always the national phenomenon it is today. Like many businesses, it started small, with a single store in Southern California. Kate…

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The Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) recently released a report, “Ethical Leadership Around the World and Why It Matters,” as part of its Global Business Ethics Survey. Among the results, researchers found that ethical leadership is key to lowering ethics and compliance risk. Unfortunately, they also found that leaders tend to have a more positive…

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