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Using A CURE Approach to Enhance Ethical Behavior

The Keys to Building Emotional Intelligence I previously blogged about how and why empathy and compassion are critical components of ethical leadership. However, this is only one-half of the story about how approaching ethics from an emotional level can enhance ethical leadership. Ethical leaders also need cognitive skills to make... Read more →


Gratitude is the Key to Wellness

Ways to Express Gratitude to Others Ralph Waldo Emerson said about gratitude: “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” This is... Read more →


America Has Lost Its Moral Compass

There Are No Consequences for Bad Behavior It is no surprise to me that a record-high 50% of Americans rate the overall state of moral values in the U.S. as "poor," and another 37% say it is "only fair." Just 1% think the state of moral values is "excellent" and... Read more →


Does 'Yes Means Yes' Establish An Effective Standard to Support Victims of Sexual Assault and Rape on College Campuses?

Problems Persist Even Though Colleges Claim to Be Sensitized to the Issues Sexual assaults on college campuses persist and create problems that has been dealt with in varying degrees of success. It seems the problem is two-fold: (1) an environment on campus that does not treat sexual assessment and rape... Read more →


How to Combat Bullying Behavior Part II

Harmful Effects of Bullying: A Perspective on Protected Groups Last Tuesday I blogged about how to combat bullying, the first of a two-part blog on this important issue affecting society. In today's blog I look at bullying against various groups of people including tweens, students with disabilities, students of color,... Read more →


How to Combat Bullying Behavior Part I

Student Depression and Even Suicide May Hang in the Balance I have previously blogged about various kinds of bullying including in-person, on social media, and in the workplace. Bullying can have significant negative effects on those bullied such as causing depression and even suicide. This is an important topic in... Read more →


Can Employees Use Social Media to Criticize Employers?

Rules of the Road I first posted this piece on my "Workplace Ethics Advice" blog and received so many comments and inquiries that I decided to post on my "Ethics Sage" blog as well. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects us from the government interfering with our speech... Read more →


The Time is Right to Require Disclosures About Climate Risk

Financial Information Should Be Mandated by the SEC I have previously blogged about the importance of disclosing issues related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the financial statements or some other form of reporting. The SEC has examined the potential economic effects of mandated disclosure and reporting standards for CSR,... Read more →


What is Ethical Consumerism?

Should You Buy With Your Heart, Not With Your Wallet? Perhaps you have heard about “Ethical Consumerism”. It has various elements to it but, generally, is the practice of spending money in a way that aligns with your values. That’s the angle I like to address because it makes making... Read more →


Should You Live a Life of ‘No Regrets’?

Learning to Deal with Missteps in Life From time to time, I come across an article that addresses issues of concern to me as an ethics expert. The Problem With ‘No Regrets’ is one such piece. In 2020, the author Daniel Pink launched the World Regret Survey, which asked more... Read more →


Reversing the Golden Rule

What to Do About Negative Self-Talk The Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as one wants to be treated. It is a maxim that is found in most religions and cultures. It can be considered an ethic of reciprocity in some religions, although different religions treat it differently.... Read more →