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How to Lead a Happier, More Meaningful Life

Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior Happiness and meaning in life are elusive concepts. According to the 7th World Happiness Report, the U.S. ranks 19th in measures of happiness. Why so low? According to the report, bouts of depression, suicidal ideation and addiction to drugs make it more difficult for... Read more →


Do You Have Ethical Intelligence?

What is Your Ethics IQ? – ANSWERS Last week I posted ethics questions and in today’s post I will explain the answers. Ethics is not an exact science so you may disagree. Still, the explanations below are based on ethical standards of behavior that link to a philosophy or other... Read more →


Talking to Strangers Can Enhance Your Well-Being

Why You Should Reach Out and Touch Someone I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal by Elizabeth Bernstein that contends sometimes a stranger – not a loved one – can significantly improve your day by having a pleasant encounter that creates a connection and provides feelings of... Read more →


Beyond Happiness and Meaning

Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior A recent survey reports that nearly one in five business school students are willing to sacrifice more than 40 percent of their salary to work for a responsible employer. Some will work for nonprofits where they are committed to the cause. Others seek positions... Read more →


Ethics Resources

Resources on Ethics in Society, the Workplace, and in Higher Education The following organizations provide ethics resource material and readings that may be of interest to the general public, business professionals, members of higher education, bloggers, researchers and others interested in the role of ethics in society. ASL Group UK... Read more →


The Lost Art of Being a Compassionate Person

Transforming Your Life Through Compassion and Empathy I've been thinking a lot lately about whether we are a compassionate society. There's no doubt we are following a horrific event like a school shooting or terrorist attack. But, are we compassionate on an everyday basis? Why is it important to be... Read more →


The Immorality of the College Admissions Scandal

Put the Blame Where it Belongs, on the Parents Who’s to blame for the college admissions scandal? There’s enough blame to go around for lots of people but the parents are front and center. Their attempt to get their kids admitted to some of the most prestigious universities in the... Read more →


Personal Development and Ethical Behavior

What Makes it More Difficult to Act Ethically? Many behaviors make it difficult to act ethically including pursuing one’s own interests while harming others, narcissistic behavior, and a lack of compassion and empathy for others. I examine in this blog three challenges to ethical behavior in our personal relationships, workplace... Read more →


What is Office Politics?

Ethical Considerations This is the first of a two part blog on office politics. In this blog I examine what it is, how it manifests itself, and the ethics of office politics. My workplace ethics advice blog tomorrow will look at the effects of office politics in the workplace. Definition... Read more →


Is it Possible to Create a More Civil Society?

The Lost Art of Civility It seems today, more than ever before, we are witnessing uncivil behavior in a broad spectrum of society. We hear about basic rudeness; harsh words, expletives shouted at others, and seeking out others with whom we disagree to forcefully make our point or criticizing theirs.... Read more →