The Study of Ethics is Paramount to a Good Education

The study of ethics is paramount to a good education. James Q. Wilson, in his commencement speech "Habits of the Heart" explains why ethics should be at the heart of every truly intelligent member of our American society. First, he very wisely points out that "intellectual virtue owes it's birth and growth to teaching, while […]

What Does It Mean To Be an Ethical Leader in Today’s Business Environment?

How can you ensure that your company doesn't fall prey to the next big ethics scandal? If you think the answer is simply more legal training and compliance policies, you are at risk! Think about past headline news and the executives who have gone to jail. These were all smart people who likely knew that […]

The Ethics of Business

Profits or prophets? Chris Drake looks over his shoulder at the latest perceptions of moral and ethical values in commerce. In the past two years several major scandals have rocked the world of business. These have affected high-profile names in the City of London such as centuries-old Barings Bank, which collapsed under US$1.3bn in debt, […]

Corporate Ethics: Learn or Unlearn?

Ethics is no doubt an important business subject for any entrepreneur to study, but it also has a wider application throughout organizations. One man's concept of what is ethical may be completely different from another man's concept, and so it's important to establish a collective set of ethics that represent the entire organization rather than […]

The Consequences of Ethical Culture in an Organization

Ethical culture in an organization is a common phrase that describes how an organization responds ethically to an external or internal stimulus. Ethical culture goes parallel with the organisational culture. Ethical leadership is a mixture of character and performance, with the active promotion of principled behaviour in an organisation. Traditionally, it has always been contemplated […]

Six steps to becoming an ethical manager

You only have to have watched the news in recent years to realise the importance of being ethical in business. Corporate wrongdoing and scandals can wipe millions off the value of the business as well as wreck reputations that have taken decades to build. Lots of organisations have rules, regulations and values statements governing their […]

Ethics For Human Survival

Commercial and political decisions, based purely on scientific rationale, override the basic electromagnetic ethical considerations crucial to our survival on earth. Using whaling as an example, which is deemed unethical by many countries, Japan justifies its stand declaring that decisions about whaling had to be based solely on 'sound science' and alleged sustainable numbers. But […]

Are Colleges Earning an F in Ethics?

Our academies of higher education are fine purveyors of knowledge. Yet, there is something missing. It has only been within the last twenty years that teaching applied ethics in college has risen to the forefront from obscurity in religion and philosophy departments. It seems striking that the debate still rages among faculty and administrators over […]

Goal Setting Success - A Myth? Or A Whale of a Yale Tale?

I don't know how many times I have read it. Maybe I've heard it even more. Sometimes it takes place at Yale; other times at Harvard. In some cases, it was in the 1950s; in other cases, it was in the 1970s. It has been referred to in bestselling books and on college campuses. It […]

Winning, Success & Prosperity

In our desire to win, to succeed, to prosper, we tend to prioritize competition and the "every man for himself" mentality, and endorse the concept that there are times when it's necessary to step on other people in order to get ahead, that all is fair in love, war and business as well. It's not. […]

Even More Strategies for Effortless Business Success

You may have already my two articles exploring the best strategies for effortless business success. In the second article we explored what success actually means - and in the first, I suggested four specific steps anyone in business - from the "one man band" to the multi-national - can take to achieve the kind of […]

10 Quotients Lead To Success

To be successful is a beautiful dream of everyone, but it is not an easy thing. Through continuous practice, and accumulate efforts to improve ten quotients, balanced development, you will be able to build a successful and happy building. 1, Moral intelligence quotient It refers to a person's moral standards. The moral intelligence quotient includes […]

The Price Of Success

We defined success over several articles such as “the progressive realization of a dream or a goal that is worth,” meaning that while there is steady progress towards achieving something, it is successful. This definition implies a continuous movement in a process of continuous improvement that leads to a specific goal. But once you achieve […]

Why Managers with Great "Soft-Skills" are essential in "Hard Times"

We are in a "credit crunch". Times are hard. It isn't the first time; and it won't be the last. People tighten their belts and do their best to weather the storm, and businesses focus an even more critical eye on their spending. Often, one of the first things to come under scrutiny is training […]

Tips for Soft Skill Trainers

Soft skills are very important for jobs these days. Employers are increasingly looking for these skills along with the usual qualifications. Soft skills essentially mean the personality traits of a person, their social conduct, positive outlook of life, friendliness and such associated things. A person's ability to interact with co-workers and customers is an important […]

What is Workplace Bullying?

Bullying in the workplace is a very common occurrence and highly difficult to tackle with also. Groups of people or in certain cases just individuals alone make use of aggressive and unreasonable behavior with their subordinates or co-workers. Very frequently bullying in the workplace can take different forms and it could be physical abuse, verbal […]

Workplace Fundamental: Staff Turnover

Staff turnover is a fundamental aspect of any workplace, and it can significantly impact an organization's success, culture, and bottom line. This article will delve into staff turnover, its causes, consequences, and strategies to manage it effectively. Defining Staff Turnover Staff turnover, often referred to as employee turnover, is when employees leave an organization and […]

Workplace Fundamental: Environment

Mark Dobson, Workplace Incentives Partner Workplace Fundamental: Environment Another of the wellness fundamentals that we have previously highlighted is environment. That is making work a great environment to be in and work in. This is different to occupational health and safety because that has an overwhelming emphasis on safety. It's great and something we should […]

Workplace Fundamental: Exercise

Mark Dobson, Workplace Incentives Partner Workplace Fundamental: Exercise One of the key workplace fundamentals is exercise. What percentage of the population do you think actually exercises at home? We know we talk about it, and some people go for a walk and some play sports but many of our working population won’t do the exercise […]

Workplace Fundamental: Absenteeism

Absenteeism is a common workplace challenge that can significantly impact productivity, team morale, and the overall success of an organization. In this article, we will delve into the fundamentals of absenteeism, exploring its causes, consequences, and strategies for effective management. Defining Absenteeism Absenteeism is the habitual or frequent absence of employees without a valid reason. […]

Bullying in the Workplace

If you are a victim of workplace bullying, it is your obligation and your right to report the harassment to your superiors. Bullying in the workplace happens to different people in many different ways. It can come in the form of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, ridicule, rumors or the use of an intimidation factor. Bullying […]

Workplace Health and Wellness Benefits and Program Ideas

What is workplace wellness? Workplace wellness is a broad term for programs and initiatives in the workplace that support the health, safety and wellbeing of your employees, and often their families as well. Organizational wellness is a business strategy and can be extremely beneficial to both companies and employees, offering short and long term return […]

Impacts of general education in Society

Management is a set of practices that are required to define objectives of an organization and planning, strategizing, allocating resources and measuring the results to achieve those objectives. Management is and abstract and wide term and is required in every aspect of our lives today. It is hard to precisely define the scope of management […]