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We all know the value of education and training in “hard skills.” These technical-oriented skills provide the foundation for success in the workplace. However, sometimes we forget that the “soft skills” are just as important. Soft skills are interpersonal (people) skills. These...

The recent parade of women who have alleged being sexually harassed or abused got me thinking about a case that involved Uber just a few months ago. Before there was Harvey Weinstein, there was Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, who, on February 19, 2017, wrote a blog titled...

December 19, 2016

Systems 1 versus Systems 2 Thinking

Has anyone ever taken credit for your work? If so, how did you feel? How did you handle it? Were you able to convince your boss of the wrongdoing? These are some of the questions that arise when trying to deal with an unethical coworker who ta...

December 14, 2016

Developing a Process to Effectuate Change in the Workplace

A change agent is someone who alters organizational systems to achieve a higher goal. The goal may be to increase output, alter the corporate culture, or make other changes that improve organizational efficiency.

A succes...

September 22, 2016

Ethical Organizations Should Value Employees as an End in Itself, Not a Means to an End

The ethical leader understands that positive relationships are the gold standard for all organizational effort.  Good quality relationships built on respect and trust—not necessarily agreemen...

September 20, 2016

Is Sexual Assault Too Easily Dismissed by Campus Administrators?

Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer who spent three months in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, registered as a sex offender in western Ohio a couple of weeks...

September 6, 2016

Pokemon Go Craze Enhances Social Interaction

Who would have thought it? A game played on electronic devices can be good for your overall psyche and mental health. It gets the home-bound youngsters dependent on their smart phones and tablets for entertainment and engagement out o...

June 8, 2016

Cognitive Dissonance and Ethical Decision-Making

A highly ethical person knows his or her values, principles and beliefs. Those values, principles and beliefs would then determine one’s actions when faced with an ethical dilemma. A person who does not understand or fully know hi...

April 12, 2016

California's Increase in the Minimum Wage is Long Overdue

California is frequently a bellwether state with respect to workplace ethics issues. Exhibit A is the recently adopted law that mandates a minimum wage of $15 by the end of 2022. Under a deal reached with state lawmakers...

November 24, 2015

The Role of University Administration in Student Dissent

Racial tensions at the University of Missouri that started back in October have sparked a series of demonstrations against discrimination and intolerance on college campuses throughout the United States.

Since the resignati...

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