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How Would You Handle These 7 Situations? Would You Pass the 'Diaper Test'?

How Would You Handle These 7 Situations? Would You Pass the 'Diaper Test'?

There are many moral and ethical questions business owners face on a regular basis. Is there a right way to do things?
5 Ways to Help Build Your Integrity

5 Ways to Help Build Your Integrity

Setting up a lifestyle of authenticity can affect everything on your horizon -- in your personal sphere as well as your family and business obligations.
Facebook: When Trust Is Exploited

Facebook: When Trust Is Exploited

After it was revealed that Facebook was conducting research by manipulating users’ emotions, the topic of trust is getting attention -- from both a personal and business standpoint
Why Cooperation Is Better Business Than Competition

Why Cooperation Is Better Business Than Competition

A fixation with hierarchy and winning blinds us to networking and win-win solutions.
Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?

Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?

Emotions are running high over an experiment where Facebook manipulated news feeds to see how users’ emotional states would be affected.
Facebook Basically Shrugs Off User Outrage Over 'Emotional' Experiment

Facebook Basically Shrugs Off User Outrage Over 'Emotional' Experiment

The social network wanted to find out what influences our emotions. Unfortunately, everyone is angry now.
Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage

Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage

Business used to be a cutthroat world where the only thing that mattered was profit -- but that's changing quickly.
The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace

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?
Semper Fi! How The Marine Corps Prepared Me for Entrepreneurship

Semper Fi! How The Marine Corps Prepared Me for Entrepreneurship

Building your idea into a business is an uncertain mission. Core values that don't bend under pressure are indispensable.
If You Found $100,000, What Would You Do?

If You Found $100,000, What Would You Do?

A janitor in Australia found hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and turned it in -- a move that is now paying off for him in a big way.
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?
J.D. Power: How I Stayed True to My Values Over 50 Years

J.D. Power: How I Stayed True to My Values Over 50 Years

At every stage you'll face expectations to conform to different corporate cultures. You must weigh them against your sense of ethics.
3 Surefire Ways to Drive Your Finest Employees to a Competitor

3 Surefire Ways to Drive Your Finest Employees to a Competitor

If you are guilty of any of the leadership blunders mentioned below, mend your ways or prepare for costly turnovers.
What Not To Do: Lessons From 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

What Not To Do: Lessons From 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

While lying and swindling may have scored entrepreneur Jordan Belfort fame and fortune, it ended up costing him everything. Here is how to make sure you stay on the right side of the tracks.
Are You a Good Leader? (Infographic)

Are You a Good Leader? (Infographic)

Running a small business requires strong and strategic leadership. Here are the skills you need to succeed today.
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.
Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too)

Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too)

With transparency gaining steam, entrepreneurs should consider jumping on the bandwagon. The founders of ethical-fashion startup Zady share advice on how to do so.
The Ethics Coach on Crisis Management

The Ethics Coach on Crisis Management

How to run a business during a state of emergency.
Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business

Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would add costs and complications to businesses that have already shown they are far more enlightened than the government, writes Ray Hennessey.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.

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