Mark Pastin

Mark Pastin
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Mark Pastin (www.markpastin.com) is an ethics consultant and keynote speaker. He's the CEO of the Council of Ethical Organizations, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting ethics in business and government. He's published more than 100 articles and and is the author of Make an Ethical Difference: Tools for Better Action (Berrett-Koehler, 2013).

How to Survive an Ethics Crisis

Ethics consultants are not hired when everything is hunky dory. They're different, and often more severe, than other corporate crises. An ethics crisis is about who you are as an organization and not just about specific actions that have gone wrong. But you can limit their damage.

The Biggest Ethical Mistakes Made by CEOs and How to Avoid...

I was recently asked about the biggest ethical mistakes CEOs make. In 35 years as an ethics consultant, I have seen some doozies. After all, you only hire an ethics consultant if you face an ethical dilemma. And once an ethical mistake occurs, it is extremely hard to set things right with the public and media, who already may believe that companies routinely engage in unethical conduct. The truth is that most of these mistakes are entirely avoidable—if you are on the lookout for them. Here are the top 5 ethical mistakes I've seen made by CEOs.

4 Ways CEOs Successfully Influence Decisions

There are several proven strategies to help CEOs influence potential partners, clients, board members or executives of companies you may be looking to acquire. Applying these suggestions will help you secure agreement from the other party ethically without resorting to more manipulative approaches.
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