Gael O'Brien

Gael O'Brien

Gael O'Brien is publisher of The Week In Ethics and founder of coaching/consulting firm Strategic Opportunities Group.

How to Welcome New Ideas and New Employees
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How to Welcome New Ideas and New Employees

An expert weighs in on how to adjust to constructive feedback and fresh faces so that everyone feels at ease.
As a Business Owner, Should You Make Your Personal Beliefs Public?
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As a Business Owner, Should You Make Your Personal Beliefs Public?

The good, the bad and the bottom line of community involvement.
The Boss Is Dating an Employee. Now What?
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The Boss Is Dating an Employee. Now What?

Any owner, CEO or manager needs to tread very carefully when becoming romantically involved with an employee.
How to Handle Employees Who Avoid Criticism
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How to Handle Employees Who Avoid Criticism

The Ethics Coach handles tackles two big questions: how to deal with employees who resist feedback and how to create a 'mutually beneficial' internship program.
Are Paid Referrals Worth the Cost?
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Are Paid Referrals Worth the Cost?

A look at the value of paid referrals and advisers and the difference between ethics and compliance.
Blame and Credit: How to Encourage Fairness and Accountability Under Pressure
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Blame and Credit: How to Encourage Fairness and Accountability Under Pressure

Unsure how to stop the blame game or start an honest discussion? We're here to help.
What to Do When Your Boss Doesn't Trust You
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What to Do When Your Boss Doesn't Trust You

Failures of trust and communication can be tricky to navigate. The Ethics Coach can help.
Will My Employer Sue Me for Starting My Own Business?
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Will My Employer Sue Me for Starting My Own Business?

You have ethics questions, and we have answers.
Don't Get No Respect? Here's How to Handle It.
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Don't Get No Respect? Here's How to Handle It.

The Ethics Coach offers advice for when you're not feeling respected by either your boss or your customers.
The Ethics Coach on the Secret to Hiring Honest Employees
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The Ethics Coach on the Secret to Hiring Honest Employees

Also: How to maintain workplace confidentiality.
The Ethics Coach on Managing a Sticky-Fingered Staff
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The Ethics Coach on Managing a Sticky-Fingered Staff

It all comes back to communication.
The Ethics Coach on Dealing With the Office Know-It-All
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The Ethics Coach on Dealing With the Office Know-It-All

How to temper a co-worker who smashes everyone's ideas.
The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Entitled Employees
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The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Entitled Employees

It's important to remember that 'want' and 'deserve' don't always overlap.
The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace
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The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace

Also: Should you work with a bullying client? And is it unethical to be solely motivated by money?
The Ethics Coach on Exit Strategy Etiquette
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The Ethics Coach on Exit Strategy Etiquette

The do's and don't of handling exit strategies and partnerships that have gone sour.