When Best Intentions Aren’t Enough

April 1, 2019

Most people don’t set out to act unethically. Keeping ethical considerations in mind and focusing on implications can help avoid missteps. Why do good people do bad things in the workplace? It’s a puzzling question. There are many examples of seemingly good-intentioned or previously ethical professionals suffering a lapse or committing some sort of misconduct or ethics violation. Friends, colleagues, and even family members can often be left wondering how the honest person […]

FCPA Compliance Report Podcast – David Childers on the New ECI HQP Assessment Tool

April 1, 2019

In this episode I visit with David Childers, the Senior Vice President at Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). We discuss ECI’s High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Program (HQP) Self-Assessment Tool. Some of the highlights from the podcast include: What are the 5 Principals of a HQP? They include: Strategy, Risk Management, Culture, Speaking Up and Accountability. What are the 5 operational areas of an E&C program? They include: E&C is central to business strategy […]

IMPACT 2019 – Sam Silverstein on Accountability

March 22, 2019

In this episode I visit with Sam Silverstein about his upcoming keynote speech at IMPACT 2019, entitled “Inspiring Accountability at Every Level”. Some of the highlights from the podcast include: Why Silverstein believes that “Accountability is the Highest Form of Leadership”. The problems he sees with the way companies talk about “accountability”. How accountability can create impact and influence for your organization through a leader’s values. How accountability enhances corporate culture and improves […]

IMPACT 2019, Tony Brigmon on Joy and Laughter

March 21, 2019

In this episode I visit with Tony Brigmon about his upcoming keynote speech at IMPACT 2019, entitled “The Funomenal Workplace: Energizing People & Culture with the Positive Power of Fun”. Some of the highlights from the podcast include: Tony’s professional history at SW Airlines as the “Ambassador of Fun”. SW is generally recognized as one of the most fun places to work in the US. Why joy and laughter are keys to a […]

Global Business Ethics Survey Retrospective Podcast with Tom Fox – Part 5

March 1, 2019

In this podcast series I have visited with Pat Harned, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), about the firm’s 2018 Global Business and Ethics Survey (GBES). In this series we have considered each of the four GBES reports released by ECI . These included The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace, released in Q1 2018; Measuring the Impact of Ethics & Compliance Programs, released in Q2; Building […]

Global Business Ethics Survey Retrospective Podcast with Tom Fox – Part 4

March 1, 2019

In this podcast series I visit with Pat Harned, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) about the firm’s 2018 Global Business and Ethics Survey (GBES). In this series we consider each of the four GBES reports released by ECI. These include The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace, released in Q1 2018; Measuring the Impact of Ethics & Compliance Programs, released in Q2; Building Companies Where […]

Global Business Ethics Survey Retrospective Podcast with Tom Fox – Part 3

March 1, 2019

Pat Harned, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) and myself are discussing the firm’s 2018 Global Business and Ethics Survey (GBES). In this series we consider each of the four GBES reports released by ECI. These include The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace, released in Q1 2018; Measuring the Impact of Ethics & Compliance Programs, released in Q2; Building Companies Where Values and Ethical Conduct Matter, released […]

Global Business Ethics Survey Retrospective Podcast with Tom Fox – Part 2

March 1, 2019

I continue the discussion with Pat Harned, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), about the firm’s 2018 Global Business and Ethics Survey (GBES). In this series we are considering each of the four GBES reports released by ECI. These include The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace, released in Q1 2018; Measuring the Impact of Ethics & Compliance Programs, released in Q2; Building Companies Where Values and […]

Global Business Ethics Survey Retrospective Podcast with Tom Fox – Part 1

March 1, 2019

In this podcast series I visit with Patricia Harned, Ph.D., the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), about the firm’s 2018 Global Business and Ethics Survey (GBES). In this series we consider each of the four GBES reports released by ECI. These include The State of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace, released in Q1 2018; Measuring the Impact of Ethics & Compliance Programs, released in Q2; Building Companies […]

Leading with Ethics

January 8, 2019

According to the 2018 Global Ethics Business Survey by the Ethics and Compliance Initiative … Ethical leaders should actively encourage candor, thoughtful dissent and diverse opinions from all sectors of the company. Having a good and genuine example …