Ethics in the News

22 06, 2020

Two Great Reasons To Stop Saying ‘Drinking The Kool-Aid’

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Rene Macura/Ap Images for Kool-Aid The phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid” refers to followership at its worse. It was coined after a delusional, pseudo-guru named Jim Jones led his cult, the Peoples Temple, to mass suicide. Over 900 people, including 304 children, killed themselves by drinking from a vat of grape-flavored drink laced with cyanide. The media [...]

22 06, 2020

Why Is Robert McKee’s Marketing Strategy The Only One That Works?

By | June 22nd, 2020|Ethics in the News, Featured, Forbes Columns, Leadership|Comments Off on Why Is Robert McKee’s Marketing Strategy The Only One That Works?

Robert McKee teaches the art of storytelling in Amsterdam ROOS TROMMELEN The only way that companies will be able to succeed in their marketing and sales efforts is to adopt a radical strategy that has rarely been used before: telling the truth. So says Robert McKee, the most well-known and respected teacher of the art [...]

22 06, 2020

And The Oscar For Most Redeemed Company Goes To…

By | June 22nd, 2020|Ethics in the News, Featured, Forbes Columns, Leadership|Comments Off on And The Oscar For Most Redeemed Company Goes To…

PricewaterhouseCoopers redeemed itself admirably by making good on its promise to get it right at the 2018 Oscar ceremony. This capped a night of high-character conduct across the board, resulting in one of the most satisfying broadcasts in many years. Let's take a closer look. Accountability In Action As I described last year in "Four Big Leadership Lessons [...]

22 06, 2020

Three Reasons Why White Lies Are The Worst Solutions To Your Problems

By | June 22nd, 2020|Ethics in the News, Featured, Forbes Columns, Leadership|Comments Off on Three Reasons Why White Lies Are The Worst Solutions To Your Problems

Hope Hicks (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) White lies are a white-hot topic at the moment. After Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee that she has told white lies on behalf of President Trump, news organizations around the world made this admission a top story. Here are three good reasons why white lies are the worst solutions [...]

22 06, 2020

Is There A Difference Between Ethics And Morality In Business?

By | June 22nd, 2020|Ethics in the News, Featured, Forbes Columns, Leadership|Comments Off on Is There A Difference Between Ethics And Morality In Business?

There is no meaningful difference between the concepts of ethics and morality, but I’ll explain why you should choose one word or the other and stick to it in business and beyond. Better yet, avoid using either word and speak instead about doing the right thing, acting honorably or leading with high character. I briefly [...]