Gael O'Brien

Gael O'Brien

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.

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

Professionalism can set boundaries and expectations when the way seems unclear.
The Ethics Coach: In Tough Conversations, Do This.
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The Ethics Coach: In Tough Conversations, Do This.

Be direct and truthful. It's powerful.
Leaders: Who's Shaping Your Company's Culture?
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Leaders: Who's Shaping Your Company's Culture?

If corporate culture starts at the bottom, you're in trouble.
How to Handle Personal Conflicts Professionally
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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.
How to Deal When Personal Lives Impact Professional Goals
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How to Deal When Personal Lives Impact Professional Goals

Conflicts of interest can create far bigger conflicts.
Before Giving Advice, Consider This First
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Before Giving Advice, Consider This First

For best results, keep roles and conflicts of interest in mind.
Are Severance Agreements Slimy Business?
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Are Severance Agreements Slimy Business?

Is the common practice an ethical one? Our expert explains.
Why Points of Difference Could Be What Brings Your Company Together
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Why Points of Difference Could Be What Brings Your Company Together

Someone "not like us" may be just who you need.
Why Transparency Creates a Clear Path to Success and How to Maintain It
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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?
Someone Messed Up. Here's How You Fix It.
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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.
Is Sharing Caring When it Comes to Clients?
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Is Sharing Caring When it Comes to Clients?

The etiquette of sharing clients and how much to share with them.
When Exercising Caution Is the Best Move For Your Business
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When Exercising Caution Is the Best Move For Your Business

In workplace safety and in hiring decisions, caution is key.
What to Do When a Colleague Acts Unethically
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What to Do When a Colleague Acts Unethically

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