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March 2017

Why Do We Need Ethics?

The Pathway to Principle-Based Decision Making I recently wrote a blog on my Workplace Ethics Advice site on Principle Centered Leadership. Basic principles of ethics can help us lead a more fulfilling life whether on a personal or professional level. However, our commitment to act in accordance with ethical principles... Read more →


Five Reasons the House Should Vote Down GOP Health Plan

The Devil You Know is Preferable to the Devil You Don’t Know The most important reason for the GOP to vote down the House Health Care bill is there is no reason to trust the Congress with anything, no less our health care. They have proven time and again that... Read more →


How to Make Ethical Decisions

A Roadmap for Ethical Action Ethical decision making can be a tricky thing because of competing interests, conflicts, and pressures imposed on you by others. Take, for example, a situation where your boss plays favorites in the workplace. You feel left out. You believe your boss may be involved in... Read more →


What is the Role of Ethics in College Sports?

Can Civility be Brought Back to Sports? It’s March madness once again. Once a year college sports fans turn their attention to filling out brackets and selecting the winner of the NCAA championship. For what it’s worth I’m picking Duke. I recently read that Duke’s 2006 national player of the... Read more →


What Ethics is and is Not

Misconceptions About Ethics There are many expressions of what ethics is. In a general sense, ethics (or moral philosophy) addresses fundamental questions such as: How should I live my life? What sort of person do I want to be? What are my responsibilities to others? It has been said that:... Read more →


Beware of Posting Critical Comments About Your Employer on Facebook

What is Protected Activity? The National Labor Relations Act protects the rights of employees to act together to address conditions at work, with or without a union. This protection extends to certain work-related conversations conducted on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Employees who act together on workplace issues... Read more →