Ethics

Cement Giant CEO Resigns Amid Syria Funding Scandal

Eric Olsen's departure from the world's biggest cement maker highlights the risks facing CEOs of companies operating in war zones.

Snapchat in Damage Control after Alleged CEO Remarks Cause Outrage in India

The scandal provides little help to American companies struggling to crack the fast-growing market amid calls from local operators for more protectionism.

Making a Stand on Social Issues: Two CEOs Press Their Case

As far as Howard Schultz and Alan Joyce are concerned, company profits and social values go hand-in-hand.

“They Shouldn’t Shove their Views Down our Throats”: Australian Lawmaker Rails Against Politicking CEOs

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton doesn't want the likes of Apple or Qantas talking about "fringe issues" like gay marriage.

When Does Collecting Customer Data Turn Creepy?

Continuing advances in data analytics and communications technology are giving companies today an unprecedented ability to offer customers products tailored to their needs. But whether people want a company's senior staff knowing what they just had for breakfast is a different matter altogether.

Why Cultural Breakdowns Lead to Scandal

There were plenty of news stories throughout 2016 that kept business leaders wondering, how deep within the corporate culture did deceptions live? And how do they fester long enough to explode into these kinds of ethical issues?

5 Trust Habits That Effective Leaders Demonstrate

Organizations with a strong culture of trust are more productive and resilient than their competitors.

3 Tips for Creating a Culture of Ethics

When did CEOs decide that morality was irrelevant? Shouldn't the recent departures by the heads of United Airlines and Volkswagen send a message that cutting ethical and legal corners is a foolish business strategy?

How to Keep Your Company From Being the Focus of the Next Scandal

Think your company’s anti-corruption policy is enough to keep employees from engaging in unethical behavior? Think again.

6 Key Traits of an Ethical Leader

The most important trait of ethical leadership is the ability to stop and think. A pause provides a fortress of composure amid the chaos of our constant activity, allowing us to make sense of all the stimuli, differentiating and determining an appropriate response. Here are 5 more traits of an ethical leader.
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How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

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How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

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