July 20, 2010
You can’t create an ethical organization overnight, but you can start overnight, and once you start, you’ll find lots of opportunities to teach the code.
May 5, 2010
Putting trust and responsibility in the hands of front-line workers means having a strong ethical grounding.
Sometimes being fair means special treatment, but that comes with risks.
There can be unpleasant consequences, but sometimes it's the only way to get something important done.
There is more than one way to look at appearances vs. reality when it comes to ethical behavior.
How to distinguish between a permissible white lie at work, and a hurtful one.
All you have to remember is three things. Really, just three.
November 12, 2008
When it comes to ethics, we all know what we should do. So why don't we?
It's not enough to be ethical, writes Bob Stone. You have to teach it.
What I learned from the 1960 flick, writes Bob Stone, is the distinction between law and ethics. Law requires obedience to the enforceable, while ethics requires obedience to the "unenforceable."
Speaking the truth isn't just a matter of personal integrity; it's crucial for organizational success.
Impartial judgment is part of the deal for public servants. There's no room for bias. But, writes Bob Stone, many factors conspire to rob us of our chance at true impartiality.
Bosses get special privileges. As a result, writes Bob Stone, they need a simple set of ethics for dealing with these perks.