Ethics in the News

12 03, 2019

Lead Like Taylor Swift

By | March 12th, 2019|Ethics in the News, Featured, Fortune Column|Comments Off on Lead Like Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is more than a gifted and popular singer-songwriter. She is also a leader with valuable lessons for all us if we're willing to expand our notion of what a leader is. Here’s why. Taylor Swift's Letter to Apple In the unlikely event you're unfamiliar with her, Taylor Swift is “the most powerful voice [...]

11 03, 2019

LEADERSHIP QUESTION OF THE DAY: Time for Coffee?

By | March 11th, 2019|Ethics in the News, Leadership Question of the Day|Comments Off on LEADERSHIP QUESTION OF THE DAY: Time for Coffee?

A new colleague writes to you and asks you out for coffee to learn more about what you do. You want to remain on good terms with your colleague, but you don't like going out for coffee. You just don't have the time. How would you respond to your colleague? #networking #leadership #ethics #character #coffee [...]

16 01, 2019

Why Tony Soprano Is An Awful Leader: Three Powerful Reasons

By | January 16th, 2019|Ethics in the News, Forbes Columns, Leadership|Comments Off on Why Tony Soprano Is An Awful Leader: Three Powerful Reasons

It's the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos, one of the most influential television shows of all time. Since this is a blog about high-character leadership, it's worth considering Tony Soprano's leadership style. That's right--we can learn a lot about ethical leadership by studying how people like Tony lead their organizations. In a recent article I [...]

16 01, 2017

How to Make a Speaker Video

By | January 16th, 2017|Ethics in the News|Comments Off on How to Make a Speaker Video

The June issue of Speaker magazine includes an article I wrote about how to make a speaker demo video.  Download it here and turn to pages 25-27.  #speaker #video

12 01, 2017

Can Friendships Survive the Trump Era?

By | January 12th, 2017|Ethics in the News|Comments Off on Can Friendships Survive the Trump Era?

Yesterday I received a blast email from a friend encouraging me to "disengage from Trump supporters" if I wanted to meaningfully protest the forthcoming inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. My friend is a good person who has a strong commitment to justice. I like him a lot. But I found his suggestion [...]