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I’ve read many articles on whether Serena Williams’ behavior at the US Open during her finals match against Naomi Osaka was justified, an over-the-top emotional response to perceived unfair treatment, expressing her first amendment rights, or a little bit of each. Williams rais...

In May 2012, Harvard forced dozens of students in a Government class to leave in its largest cheating scandal in memory, but the institution would not address assertions that the blame rested partly with a professor and his teaching assistants. The issue is whether cheating is...

I’m frequently asked whether it is ethical to take credit for the work done by a co-worker. The purpose of this blog is to share my knowledge on the issue and provide food for ‘ethical thought.’ It is based on the following case study.

Assume you have worked for an organization...

Why do businesses fail? If you're willing to strip away all the excuses, explanations, rationalizations, and justifications for business failures, and be really honest in your analysis, you'll find only one plausible reason -- poor leadership. Mike Myatt suggests a va...

Thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at your organization? Well, you need to read on because the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on February 21, 2018 in the case Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers changes the rules of the game. Employees who choose to inform the Securit...

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...

I always believed the NCAA was relatively even-handed with its punishment of Penn State University in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The football program scandal led to a $60 million fine, four-year postseason ban on participation in postseason play in football, a fou...

You’re probably familiar with the expression: It’s not what you say – it’s how you say it. Communication is about content and delivery. Let’s take assertiveness, a behavioral characteristic that means to be forthright, positive, and insistence on the recognition of one’s rights...

My blog this past Monday addressed the issue of sexual harassment at Uber. The harassment case lodged by former engineer, Susan Fowler, was indicative of a workplace that gives lip service to the issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. In this blog I will explain the meaning...

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...

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