We all like to think we’d act quickly and effectively to stop ongoing, illegal, dangerous, or unethical acts once we had notice or a whiff of knowledge of improper behavior. That’s one reason why the apparent inaction of many in the face of allegedly cruel, sadistic, and criminal conduct at Penn State is so shocking. That could not be me, we say. I know I’d have behaved differently. That was …Continue Reading
On July 30th, the Wall Street Journal reported the following on a recent meeting of the New York Fed:
“Thomas Baxter, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the New York Fed, stressed at the outset of his remarks that he was only speaking for himself, but he pointedly critiqued company culture, saying that if a firm’s values don’t support the rules used to guide employee behavior, the organization ‘is …Continue Reading
Does your organization need to change its culture quickly in terms of workplace conduct and ethics issues? If your goal is to do the minimum but to give your organization defenses in case there’s ever a costly mistake, then here’s a roadmap to get you started.
First, before any system-wide plan goes into effect, there must be top leadership sponsorship and support. When C-suite executives delegate all decisions about content …Continue Reading
Just as technology has changed how we read newspapers, listen to music, and watch TV shows, movies, and other content-rich events, it’s also altered the academic and workplace classroom and how we deliver learning.
We’ve already seen an evolution, which has moved learning from in- person classrooms to online “pre-recorded” learning courses. The next phase is interactive learning that will be brought to the desktop of students who participate in …Continue Reading
I was visiting with my friend last week just as two scandals broke. We watched the headlines –Lockheed Martin’s incoming CEO, Christopher Kubasik, resigned his position as a result of having a “close personal relationship” with a subordinate. General David Petraeus’ resignation as Director of the CIA hit the news in the middle of our conversation. His departure is a result of his admitting to an extra marital affair with …Continue Reading