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The Ethics of Kindness

Pay it Forward Not everyone associates ethics with kindness. We think of it as part of good manners or civility. Yet, treating others with kindness evokes The Golden Rule – to treat others the way you want to be treated. One example of how we can take tangible actions to... 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 →


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 →


You Are What You Tweet

Follow the Two-Hour Tweeting Rule I recently read a book titled You Are What You Tweet by Germany Kent that provides guidance on how to use Twitter to create a positive social media experience. I highly recommend the book to learn tips and advice on how Twitter can enhance your... Read more →


Unintended Consequences of the H1-B Visa Program

Are American Workers Adequately Trained to Fill High Tech Jobs? The word is out that the Trump administration has drafted an executive order to overhaul the H1-B visa program. Even though it is a move intended to protect American jobs from being shifted to workers from overseas – keeping in... Read more →


The Ethics of Star Trek

Calling all Trekkies You've watch dozens of segments of Start Trek: The Next Generation. But, have you ever stopped to consider the ethics message of the series. It's quite profound, as in the Duty, Honor, and Loyalty segment where Cadet Wesley Crusher is caught in a lie of omission during... Read more →


The Purpose of a Code of Ethics

Wells Fargo and Volkswagen Violated Their Own Code of Ethics Arguably, Wells Fargo is the most unethical company in the U.S. How else can we explain why the company allowed its employees to open more than 2 million unauthorized accounts, sticking customers with almost $2.5 million in fees? On November... Read more →


DAPL Issue Not Sexy Enough for Media Coverage

Native American Rights Ignored Once Again It’s my view that very few people care about the rights of Native Americans so it is the media’s job to embed it into our national conscience because of historical rights violations that date back to 1889 when President Benjamin Harrison made the first... Read more →


The Lost Art of Morality in Politics: Trump vs. Clinton

Get Out and Hold Your Nose, and then Vote! Here’s the good news. Our long national nightmare is over tomorrow. Tomorrow I can wash off the muck of the presidential campaign and go back to watching true reality TV rather than the one which has played out since June 2015... Read more →


The Ethics of Posting Financial Results on Social Media

SEC May Not Be Protecting the Public Interest A recent Conference Board study examines the use of social media by S&P 1500 Index companies to disseminate financial information and the response from investors and traditional media. The findings show that companies use social media to overcome a perceived lack of... Read more →