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Look in a thesaurus for synonyms for integrity and you get a lot of stuffy, judgy words. Probity and rectitude on the mildly gross end, virtue and purity on the annoying end. So as you might imagine, it’s hard to … Continue reading

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If you go online and search for information on business ethics, you’ll find a few interesting things. The first thing you’ll notice is that the people doing the most thinking about ethics in business happen to live and work in … Continue reading

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Any conversation about religion, politics, or divisive social issues between employer and employee can become a form of abuse due to the imbalance of power and the implied threat of job stability to the subordinate. If you want to maintain a creative and harmonious workplace, leave the proselytizing at home. Continue reading

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Everyone has their boxers in a twist these days over all the corruption associated with Chinese-based business and Chinese products. Of course, American business has had its fair share of run-ins with the moral police in the past seven years. But when we dig deeply into where ethics problems in business start, we end up asking, “was that person a bad apple, or were they in a bad barrel?” If we’re really honest, we might say some version of “there but for the grace of God go I.” Continue reading

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