Gael O'Brien

Gael O'Brien

Guest Writer / The Ethics Coach

Gael O'Brien is publisher of The Week In Ethics and founder of coaching/consulting firm Strategic Opportunities Group. Do you have an ethical dilemma? Write to The Ethics Coach at ethics@entrepreneur.com.

Inspiring Your Team

Did a Client 'Suggest' You Hire His Son? What to do.

Professionalism can set boundaries and expectations when the way seems unclear.
Inspiring Your Team

Leaders: Who's Shaping Your Company's Culture?

If corporate culture starts at the bottom, you're in trouble.
Ethics Coach

How to Handle Personal Conflicts Professionally

Whether it's a betrayal, a personal dislike or a choice between public or private acknowledgement, personal conflicts can arise at work. Find out the right way to navigate these situations.
Ethics Coach

Before Giving Advice, Consider This First

For best results, keep roles and conflicts of interest in mind.
Ethics Coach

Are Severance Agreements Slimy Business?

Is the common practice an ethical one? Our expert explains.
Ethics Coach

Why Transparency Creates a Clear Path to Success and How to Maintain It

Collaborative partners openly share information. But what happens when one goes rogue?
Ethics Coach

Someone Messed Up. Here's How You Fix It.

Whether it's a dishonest employee or an order snafu, what you do after a mistake makes the difference. We'll show you the steps to take.
Ethics Coach

Is Sharing Caring When it Comes to Clients?

The etiquette of sharing clients and how much to share with them.
Ethics Coach

What to Do When a Colleague Acts Unethically

If your co-worker acted unethically, there are ways to fix it.
Ethics Coach

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.
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