Ethics

News and Articles About Ethics

Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage
Doing Good

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.
Richard Branson
Ethics coach

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?
Gael O'Brien
Semper Fi! How The Marine Corps Prepared Me for Entrepreneurship
Personal values

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.
William Ballard
If You Found $100,000, What Would You Do?
Ethics

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.
Geoff Weiss
The Ethics Coach on Handling Social Media Attacks
Ethics

The Ethics Coach on Handling Social Media Attacks

How do you respond when an employee lashes out on Twitter?
Gael O'Brien
J.D. Power: How I Stayed True to My Values Over 50 Years
Personal values

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.
J.D. Power III
3 Surefire Ways to Drive Your Finest Employees to a Competitor
Leadership

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.
Tom Borg
What Not To Do: Lessons From 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
Leadership

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.
Rebekah Iliff
Are You a Good Leader? (Infographic)
Leadership

Are You a Good Leader? (Infographic)

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

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.
Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi
The Ethics Coach on Crisis Management
Growth Strategies

The Ethics Coach on Crisis Management

How to run a business during a state of emergency.
Gael O'Brien
Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business
Growth Strategies

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.
Ray Hennessey
The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More
Growth Strategies

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.
Gael O'Brien