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 [...]
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 [...]
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. […]
"John Doe is applying for a job here," a caller says. "What can you tell me about him?" Last month you fired him for incompetence. You say...? I welcome your response!
Want to get an insightful look at the news from an ethical perspective? Sign up here for my free weekly ethics newsletter! Subscribers get lots of goodies throughout the year (first dibs on books and DVDs, contests, prizes, and lots of other fun things). I look forward to welcoming you to the family! ...oh, and I'll [...]