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Good Ethics is Enough

“Good ethics may not always be good business but it is always good ethics and for a company or person of character — that’s enough.” – Michael Josephson Find a worthwhile article from the Harvard Business Review below: I’ve been a consultant for almost 20 years, advising companies on complex challenges in ethics, risk, and responsibility. Each year several clients … Read More The post Good Ethics is Enough appeared first on What Will Matter.

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The Ideal Employer A-Z

By Michael Josephson Accepts responsibility. Believes in the mission. Cares about employees. Demonstrates good character. Energize creativity. Fixes problems. Gives credit where due. Holds him/herself accountable. Is honest and responsible. Justly deals with disputes. Knows what is going on. Leads rather than commands. Makes hard decisions. Never kills the messenger. Obtains needed resources. Prepares for contingencies. Quells false rumors. Really listens … Read More The post The Ideal Employer A-Z appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: Needing Approval More Than Advice

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No matter what Gary did, it was never enough to please his father. When he got seven A’s and three B’s, his dad asked about the B’s. When he described the wonderful girl he’d fallen in love with, he got a lecture cautioning that she may be different than he thought. He thought he had a great relationship with his … Read More

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COMMENTARY: The Greyhound Principle

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Racing dogs are trained to chase a mechanical rabbit that always goes a little faster than the fleetest dog. This causes them to run faster than they otherwise would. Companies that annually set overly ambitious performance objectives for their employees employ this greyhound principle. To a point, it works. Most people achieve more when expectations are set high. The strategy … Read More The post COMMENTARY: The Greyhound Principle appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 986.1: There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics

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Some years ago, a senior executive at a Fortune 100 company objected when I asserted that corporations have an ethical, as well as a legal obligation to keep promises and honor their contracts. He said that the decision to live up to or ignore contractual commitments is a business decision, not an ethical one. The other party has legal remedies, … Read More The post COMMENTARY 986.1: There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 984.2: How to Change Attitudes and Behavior

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In yesterday’s commentary, I talked about a teacher named Shavonne who was at wits end with several students, including Leon, whose lack of self-control when he became angry or frustrated constantly created trouble.  She was certain that nothing short of intense therapy could change his behavior. Changing Leon’s behavior will be a challenge, but it has to start with changing … Read More The post COMMENTARY 984.2: How to Change Attitudes and Behavior appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 983.3: Eight Laws of Leadership

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Take a look around. Business, education, politics. If there’s one thing we don’t have enough of, it’s good leaders —men and women who have the vision and the ability to change things for the better. Former Air Force General William Cohen wrote a fine book called The Stuff of Heroes in which he identified eight laws of leadership. Here are … Read More The post COMMENTARY 983.3: Eight Laws of Leadership appeared first on What Will Matter.

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A unicorn startup is channeling the Occupy Wall Street movement to

The invitation for Friday's "Break the Banks Hackathon" in New York City reads like a gathering of activist hackers. "Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, we want to address the real issues and help create game …

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Obama Vows To Veto Any Republican Bill That Repeals Wall Street …

President Obama made his position clear to Republicans in Congress. He will veto any bill that repeals or weakens Wall Street reform.

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Bernie Sanders Storms CNBC and Slams The Sick Greed Of Wall …

Bernie Sanders did something that no other politician does. The Democratic presidential candidate went on CNBC and criticized the sick greed of Wall Street.

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