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June 2015

What makes for Good Leaders?

Fiedler’s Contingency Model and Situational Leadership Good Leaders are aware of the qualities that employees bring to the workplace and capitalize on them. Leadership requires not only setting direction for an organization but also motivating employees to align their personal and professional goals with those of the organization. In other... Read more →

Can Courses on Civility Stem the Tide of Bullying in our Schools?

Civility and Ethics Training: Does it Really Matter? I recently read about Malcolm Smith, a New Hampshire Professor, who says he's been examining changes in kids' behavior for three decades. According to Professor Smith, courses on civility in elementary school could help reduce bullying. Professor Smith says his work has... Read more →

Can we Reverse the Declining Ethic in Society?

Character Does Count Various definitions of character exist. One that I like comes from the organization CITRS, an acronym that stands for some of the basic tenets of character – Character, Integrity, Trust, Relationships and Success. According to CITRS, it is “‘client-centered’”, meaning that it develops programs to enhance what... Read more →

Disney’s Questionable Ethics in Replacing US Workers with H1-B Foreign Workers

Where is the Outrage from Congress, the Candidates, and the Media? Last October about 250 Disney employees were told that they would be laid off. Many of their jobs were transferred to immigrants on temporary visas for highly skilled technical workers, who were brought in by outsourcing firms, such as... Read more →

Is FIFA a Corrupt Organization?

Should the 2022 World Cup Selection of Qatar be Voided? Last November I blogged about the fact that football's world governing body, FIFA, was under growing pressure from a number of sponsors after its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Sony, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Visa and Hyundai/Kia had... Read more →