The focus of this article is on the importance of leaders understanding their own moral identities and using that knowledge to increase followers’ commitment to their organizations.
The Digital Age has the potential to be as disruptive and transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors; that disruption could threaten our capitalist system and our democracy.
Rapid technological development in AI has led to speculation of a catastrophic demise of the auditing profession. The primary weakness in this use of AI for auditing is that machines initially learn from flawed systems: humans.
Living in a complex world and moving into the smart machine age, the need for good leadership is even greater; spiritual leadership provides a compass to navigate through difficult decisions.
The notion of a virtuous organization is the result of an evolving, but grounded, field of study in leadership and management that is a mash-up of ethics theory.
The ability to be trustworthy and credible is critical for business practitioners and educators to strengthen the competitiveness of businesses and improve its image.
Defining values and associated behaviors provide both a focus and the glue that binds leadership behavior and managerial culture.
Ethics programs have arisen in response to outcry over the perceived unethical behavior of American business. The rapid response is encouraging, though issues have emerged.
Ethics programs are most effective when they flow out of a culture that values practicing business legally and ethically. However, there are a number of ethical issues which are themselves raised by ethics programs that demand more visibility and thought if these programs are to be ultimately effective.
The formula I offered for creating and sustaining an ethical workplace culture in 2003 is still valid today. Indeed, virtuous values, actions and behavioral standards/codes can be the basis for an approach to help drive ethical organizational behavior.
The Book Corner offers reviews by Graziadio School faculty on a variety of books on business topics.
The path to the new Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act echoes that of another controversial business reform law, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. What can be learned from these two laws and the business scandals that prompted them?
An exploration of the potential of robotics for both increased productivity and ethical concerns, drawing on the history and looking toward the future of the industry.
Insight into 45 psychological traps that increase the probability that individuals will behave unethically and solutions to how the avoid them.
Although information systems may seem value-neutral, their control of information—and thus power—within organizations bring ethical concerns.
Dr. Charles Kerns writes about the creation of an ethical culture in business and the important role of managers in the creation of this culture.
Doing the right thing in the midst of ethical turbulence can help develop the ability to cope in other kinds of rough times as well.
Businesspersons beware. Corporate attorneys “appearing and practicing” before the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are now required to comply with stringent new responsibilities for reporting corporate wrongdoing “up the ladder” inside the company, with the possibility that those duties might eventually include “reporting out” outside of the company in the near future. Chalk this up … Continued
Values drive behavior and therefore need to be consciously stated, but they also need to be affirmed by actions.
Participants of the Graziadio School’s Fourth Annual Executive Learning Forum discuss “The Challenge of Developing Ethical Leaders.”
Critical thinking means analyzing available information and considering legal and ethical implications of decisions.
An editorial from GBR Editor-in-Chief Charla Griffy-Brown, who notes that, “as a nation we must continue to recover from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.”
An interview with Michael Josephson is one of the nation’s most sought-after ethicists and Linnea McCord, Associate Professor of Business Law at the Graziadio School.
Recent decisions lessen likelihood of unreasonable punitive damage awards and support a business’s right to enforce arbitration instead of litigation.
“Buz” Knyal, President and CEO of Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company, discusses entrepreneurship, leadership, ethics, and education.