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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
Source: Huff Post
A good metaphor for Skanska's corporate vision may lie in one of its most iconic American projects: the renovation of the United Nations complex in New York City. Like the storied headquarters of an institution dedicated to...
March 6, 2014 Icahn's rebrand from devil to angel looks suspiciousSource: SF Gate
I first encountered Carl Icahn at an airport in St. Louis in the spring of 2001. Or more accurately, I first encountered how much people hated him. At the time, the once-venerable airline TWA had successfully filed a bankruptcy...
Source: SF Gate
Barclays Plc, Deutsche Bank AG and three other banks were accused in a lawsuit of manipulating the London gold fix, a benchmark used throughout the $20 trillion market for the metal. Kevin Maher, a New York resident who said he...
Research & Insights
July 9, 2013 Corruption getting worse, says pollSource: BBC News
More than one in two people think corruption has worsened over the last two years, according to a public opinion survey by Transparency International. Its annual Global Corruption Barometer found 27% of respondents said they had...
July 9, 2013 Population who have paid a bribe - interactive mapSource: BBC News
The poor record of some African nations on bribery stands out. Sierra Leone has the highest number of respondents admitting to having paid a bribe - 84% - and seven out of nine of the countries with the highest reported bribery...
April 8, 2013 Business Ethics 101 in 2013Source: Main Street.com
NEW YORK —In decades past, bad business ethics might have been defined as stealing a stapler from the office, taking a nap at your desk after lunch or, for executives, skimming off the top. And though business ethics today...
Commentary & Opinion
January 14, 2014 Can you teach businessmen to be ethical?Source: Washington Post Blog
Business has gotten a bad rap for thousands of years. “The more men value money-making, the less they value virtue,” Socrates wrote. The Bible warned that a camel would sooner pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man...
December 30, 2013 Did You Bring Your Business Ethics to Work Today?Source: Human Resources.com
Writing recently about developing a code of conduct or code of ethics, as it is sometimes called, I was struck by the importance of an organization having a code to guide employee behavior.
Only 22 percent of Americans trust the financial system. Despite a broad stock market rally since the financial crisis officially ended, public distrust of banks and investment banks has not fully abated," says reputation...
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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