About Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.

Business ethics and leadership keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, works with organizations that want to do the right thing every time and that know the key to success is the high character of their employees. He writes about ethics, character, and leadership for Fortune, and his latest books are "The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees," "Ethical Intelligence" and "Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught?" What's your ethics IQ? Find out here: Click here to take the ethics quiz.
6 10, 2016

How to Hire Caring People

By | October 6th, 2016|Ethics in the News, High-Character Employees|Comments Off on How to Hire Caring People

Sunset on the Hudson River | Photo by Bruce Weinstein “Who put this thing together? Me, that’s who! Who do I trust? Me!” These words, the mark of a true narcissist, are shouted by the character Tony Montana in Scarface as the drug empire he has built starts to crumble. (Oliver Stone wrote the script.)  [...]

13 09, 2016

How to Hire Accountable People

By | September 13th, 2016|Ethics in the News|Comments Off on How to Hire Accountable People

Hiring accountable people makes the lives of managers and employees much easier, because accountable employees do four things consistently: They keep their promises. They consider the consequences of their actions. They take responsibility for their mistakes. They make amends for those mistakes. The following questions may help managers discern a job candidate’s level of accountability. The [...]

12 09, 2016

How to Hire Honest People

By | September 12th, 2016|Ethics in the News|Comments Off on How to Hire Honest People

Honesty is the most important of the ten crucial qualities of high-character employees. My father once bought a life insurance policy from an agent who was a really likable guy. Warm, friendly, and a good listener, Eric was just the kind of person you wanted on your team. His impeccable credentials, strong references, and a [...]

31 05, 2016

Is It Ethical to Take a Vacation?

By | May 31st, 2016|Bloomberg Businessweek Columns, Ethics in the News, Featured, In the News|Comments Off on Is It Ethical to Take a Vacation?

 A panoramic view of the coast of Gozo, Malta, that I took last week Which of the following statements is most accurate for you? A) I receive 15 days of paid vacation each year, and I take them—guilt-free. B) I receive 15 days of paid vacation each year, but I feel guilty if I take [...]

5 03, 2015

The New Wild West

By | March 5th, 2015|Ethics in the News|Comments Off on The New Wild West

Photo by doglikehorse * Licensed through Shutterstock “Shut up, you’re such a baby!” That’s the comment “peter” posted about my Bloomberg Businessweek online column on the ethics of office gambling. There are two problems with ad hominem attacks like this: They’re uncivil, and they say nothing about the validity of the argument under discussion. […]