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Gael O'Brien

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

12 Recent Stories

The Ethics Coach on Handling Social Media Attacks

The Ethics Coach on Handling Social Media Attacks

How do you respond when an employee lashes out on Twitter?
April 21, 2014 in Social Media
The Ethics Coach on Cash Deals, Transparency and More

The Ethics Coach on Cash Deals, Transparency and More

Our ethics coach takes your questions about under-the-table payments, planned obsolescence and price transparency.
January 21, 2014 in Magazine
The Ethics Coach on Crisis Management

The Ethics Coach on Crisis Management

How to run a business during a state of emergency.
December 17, 2013 in Business Management
The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More

The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More

Digging into the nuances of verbal agreements, the scary side of ghosting and working for the competition.
November 5, 2013 in Business Management
The Ethics Coach on Practicing What You Preach

The Ethics Coach on Practicing What You Preach

Our ethics expert answers questions about online games, employee pay and more.
September 25, 2013 in Business Management
The Ethics Coach Tackles Thorny Issues of Ownership and If Pay-for-Play Is Ever OK

The Ethics Coach Tackles Thorny Issues of Ownership and If Pay-for-Play Is Ever OK

Our resident ethics coach tackles your tricky ethical dilemmas, such as is 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' ever an acceptable business practice?
August 21, 2013 in Business Management
The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Backstabbing

The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Backstabbing

What to do when someone you trust betrays you and how to address a competitor who cops to unethical behavior.
July 25, 2013 in Business Management
The Ethics Coach on Conflicts of Interest and Personal Tasks

The Ethics Coach on Conflicts of Interest and Personal Tasks

We tackle the ethical dilemmas of getting insider information, and asking your assistant to complete items on your personal to-do list.
July 8, 2013 in Business Management
The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More

The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More

This month we tackle thorny questions about pirates, extreme imitation and angry creditors.
June 6, 2013 in Business Management
The Ethics Coach on Misrepresentation

The Ethics Coach on Misrepresentation

We tackle the ethical dilemmas of pretending to be bigger than you are, selling products you get for free, and quitting your job to become the competition.
May 8, 2013 in Business Management
The Ethics Coach on Accountability

The Ethics Coach on Accountability

There's not always a clear-cut answer regarding the amount of responsibility you have to shoulder in every situation. This month our ethics coach tackles two tricky accountability issues.
April 17, 2013 in Business Management
The Ethics Coach on How to Maintain the Integrity of Your Brand

The Ethics Coach on How to Maintain the Integrity of Your Brand

The Ethics Coach offers advice on managing trust and protecting reputation.
February 21, 2013 in Leadership

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