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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
A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday opens the first in a series of investigative hearings in Congress on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny, as the political storm...
Source: Wall Street & Technology
The acknowledgement by Bloomberg LP that it had allowed journalists to view specific types of subscriber data has led to a debate about whether their transparent news culture can coexist within a proprietary Wall Street climate....
May 16, 2013 Enron, Ethics And Today's Corporate ValuesSource: Forbes
Enron’s heyday has long ended. But its lessons will long endure. The global business community is now watching a painful new chapter is this saga — one where its former high-riding chief executive officer, Jeff Skilling, is...
Research & Insights
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...
In a study, the National Bureau of Economic Research has examined the behaviour of US companies accused of price fixing. And as part of its working paper, Smokescreen: How Managers Behave When They've Got Something to Hide, it...
January 29, 2013 Trust in government, business still in crisis - EdelmanSource: MoneyWeb.co,za
The 2013 Edelman Global Trust Barometer has undoubtedly again ruffled some perhaps complacent elitist feathers at the World Economic forum in Davos. Despite some improvement overall in public trust in its four main institutions...
Commentary & Opinion
True, the agency bungled its scrutiny of conservative political groups seeking tax-exemptions. But should it even be deciding which political organizations should get favored tax treatment and which should not? Why is a tax...
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.
April 18, 2013 Make business ethics less boringSource: Reuters
Business ethics is too bland. That thought crossed my mind during a quite good speech on the topic by Vincent Nichols last week at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
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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