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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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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It’s National Entrepreneurship Week (#NatlEshipWeek) and in honor of all those willing to write their own professional story we share Nina Bradley Clarke’s. Once a journalist, Nina decided to follow a different path by becoming her own boss as Managing Director for Beautycounter. Tune in to this past episode to hear how she is watching…

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Better Business Bureau Ethics TORCH Award Finalist Adams Consulting discuss how to earn customer trust by following an internal ethics code. Used by kind permission of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota. Originally published on November 28, 2018.

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Better Business Bureau Ethics TORCH Award Finalist Lakeshirts Blue 84 from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, builds their business by following five ethics rules and involving employees in the success of the company. Used by kind permission of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota. Originally published on November 28, 2018.

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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden elicited some playful teasing when, early in his presidential campaign, he rather quirkily took to quoting Immanuel Kant, the renowned German philosopher. In various venues, he’d paraphrase what Kant, in one formulation, called his “categorical imperative”—to treat people as ends in themselves, never as a means. On the talk…

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Eugene Soltes, a professor at Harvard Business School and an expert in why people commit fraud, gave a keynote speech at our recent Ethics by Design conference on how to engineer integrity in organizations. Part of that effort involves crafting effective codes of business conduct. Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge recently discussed Soltes’ new research…

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Earlier this month at the Beacon Theater, in New York City, Daniel Kahneman, famed author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, had a conversation with neuroscientist Sam Harris. It ranged over many of the topics the Nobel Prize-winning behavioral scientist has explored in his work. This included the “remembering” and “experiencing” self, where intuitions reliably fail,…

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Classic “soft skills” need new definitions and applications for workplaces of the future. Note: This is part one in a three-part series addressing how leaders at every level can become better equipped to navigate the new world of work. Read part two on developing better leadership habits. For decades, progressive business thinkers have heralded the arrival…

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Over two decades ago, two of the largest corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history sprung up one after another—first Enron, then WorldCom—after the companies became mired in accounting and financial fraud.  In 2002, in response to these ethics breaches, President Bush passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which established many of the internal controls now common in U.S.…

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