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On Ethics and Ethical Behavior
"Ethos," the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-332 BCE) taught the world some 24 centuries ago, is very important for leaders to have and to demonstrate if they want to succeed in shaping public opinion. Individual and collective ethos is at the heart of who we are and what we stand for. Aristotle perfected his principles of rhetoric " effective political speech -- and taught his students the power of rhetoric, which he explained was one of the foundation stones of [then] emerging western democracy (in Ancient Greece).
News & Updates
February 4, 2016 Water expert blames DEQ ‘cover-up’ for Flint crisisSource: Detroit News
The engineering professor who helped uncover the contamination of Flint’s water told Congress Wednesday that primary blame lies with a few state environmental officials who “misled” Michigan leaders and residents and tried to...
February 4, 2016 Analysts: Chipotle faces long road to recoverySource: Nation's Restaurant News
Wall Street analysts warned of a tough road ahead for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. in reports on Wednesday despite attempts by company executives to focus on plans to entice customers back to restaurants with a “near zero” risk of...
The California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency said late on Tuesday that Volkswagen AG submitted a plan to fix 80,000 recalled 3.0 liter diesel SUVs and cars that emit up to nine times legally allowable...
Research & Insights
January 11, 2016 Business Leaders Get an 'F' in Ethics, Yet AgainSource: Forbes
Each year, Gallup asks people to rate the honesty and ethics of a range of professionals. In 2015, nurses again topped the list, followed by pharmacists, physicians, and high school teachers. Journalists, bankers, and building...
November 25, 2015 Is "Business Ethics" An Oxymoron?Source: Fast Company
Economics rests on an assumption of rational self-interest, yet that's the very principle that seems to reduce ethical conduct. Over a dozen studies have shown how having money in the room or just thinking about money leads to...
November 20, 2015 Keep Your Word To Earn Trust And Boost Performance
Investors Business Daily - It's good business too. Studies show that trustworthy companies make more money than those that aren't believable in the eyes of employees and customers, says Barbara Kimmel, CEO of Trust Across...
Commentary & Opinion
February 5, 2016 The Profit Potential In Running An Ethical BusinessSource: Forbes
Sometimes intangible topics like business ethics drive tangible issues like government regulation of an industry. Right now a battle is being fought between the financial service industry and the Department of Labor (DOL) over a...
February 1, 2016 Editorial: Lessons of the Flint River disaster
The Tampa Tribune - They can be faulted for not complying with environmental laws or rigorously monitoring water quality. Candidates might consider such facts before bragging about how they would clip EPA's wings, even get rid of...
January 20, 2016 If Bill de Blasio’s talking, he’s probably lyingSource: NY Post
Mayor de Blasio is consistent. He’ll never tell the truth when a lie will do. Or several lies when one isn’t enough, as has been the case from Day One with his bid to ban horse carriages.
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
--Aristotle, on Ethics
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