McKinsey, Opioids, & Ethics

That said, just because something is legal doesn’t mean it is moral, ethical, or advised. Over the past few years, I think McKinsey has lost its ethical and moral compass as a firm. I do think the vast majority of those who work at McKinsey have strong ethics.

Ethical Frameworks for AI Aren’t Enough

Harvard Business

Technology Demographics Ethics Digital ArticleYou need to be able translate your principles into metrics your team can use.


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The ethics of artificial intelligence


In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with MGI partner Michael Chui and McKinsey partner Chris Wigley about how companies can ethically deploy artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence

How to Set Up an Ethics Advisory Board

Harvard Business

Ethics Corporate governance Digital ArticleAn external group of advisors can guide your decision-making on the thorniest issues.

7 ways to be an ethical leader

The Management Centre

Most of us hold these leaders to higher ethical standards than those in the commercial sector. Many that we have worked with have already committed to being ethical in their leadership practices. Ethical funding. Leading in the not-for-profit sector can be tough.

Enough ethics?

Seth Godin Blog

But ethics? In fact, most companies strive to be just ethical enough. To get ethics to the point where no one is complaining, where poor ethics aren't harming their KPIs. Being more ethical was the most important KPI? Most companies seek to be more profitable. They seek to increase their Key Performance Indicators. More referrals, more satisfaction, more loyalty. They seek to increase their market share, their dividends, their stock price.

Political Acumen is Ethical

Consultants' Consultant

Political acumen is ethical. The post Political Acumen is Ethical appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consultants Consultant: Many people shy away from the idea of political acumen in business because the term politics is associated with mean tricks. They shouldn’t. Our approach to politics in business is to treat it as a reality. And you need to understand what’s happening in your environment so that you can protect […].

Why Authentic Workplaces Are More Ethical

Harvard Business

Ethics Digital ArticlePeople behave better when they feel they can be themselves.

219: Danielle Grant—Authentic, Ethical, Caring And More Effective Leadership

On the Brink Podcast

Today’s leader must focus on caring, ethical cultures and sustainability, as they lead others to exceptional performance. Learn how to be an effective transpersonal leader! In our podcast with Danielle Grant, co-author of the book " Leading Beyond the Ego " with John Knights and Greg Young, you will learn a great deal about transpersonal leadership.

The Ethical Dilemma at the Heart of Big Tech Companies

Harvard Business

Ethics Technology Digital ArticleDoing the right thing can be hard when it’s bad for business.

Ethics and Good Business

Martinka Consulting

My clients question to me was, if and after he hired her, is it was ethical to go after her customers? The post Ethics and Good Business appeared first on Martinka Consulting. A client called me last week to discuss the following and keep in mind my recent post about how some firms don’t pay enough (good) attention to their people.

The Legal and Ethical Implications of Using AI in Hiring

Harvard Business

Hiring Technology Ethics Digital ArticleWhat we risk when we ask machines to find the right person for the job.

Building Ethical AI for Talent Management

Harvard Business

Hiring Technology Ethics Digital ArticlePoorly designed algorithms will exacerbate hiring bias, not fix it.

Talking About Ethics Across Cultures

Harvard Business

A few years ago, I was teaching a two-day program about ethics in India for entrepreneurs and business faculty who taught entrepreneurship. It was a program that I had spent years honing, building upon research that suggests rehearsing — pre-scripting, practicing voice, and peer coaching — is an effective way to build the moral muscle memory, competence, confidence, and habit to act ethically. Ethics. Creating an Ethical Workplace. Ethics. Ethics.

Business Ethics In Light Of The Houston Astros Scandal

Henry DeVries

There are three ethical choices you can make as a business owner. Being in business can be messy business. Which choice will you make as you seek to attract high-paying clients

AI Fairness Isn’t Just an Ethical Issue

Harvard Business

Eliminating algorithmic bias can unlock value for your company. Social responsibility Data Technology Digital Article

A conversation on ethical leadership – with Cassie Edmiston

The Management Centre

We listened in on a conversation between our leadership expert, Yvette Gyles (=mc Learning Director) and Cassie Edmiston (Head of Fundraising, Prisoners’ Education Trust ), to see what they think it means to be an ethical leader in 2019. Cassie: And being ethical means modelling behaviours, communicating well, being honest and setting clear boundaries. Yvette: So really ethical leadership is a juggling act. Leadership in fundraising organisations. Leadership.

Research: The Downsides of Trying to Appear Ethical

Harvard Business

Ethics Decision making Digital ArticleNavigating fairness, loyalty, and bias at work.

The ethics of FTD

Seth Godin Blog

When you order flowers online, they're usually delivered by a local florist. Which means the florist has a dilemma: He can deliver his very best effort and the most beautiful flowers he has in stock, even though the sender will never know his identity or buy from him again. Or he can use up the damaged stock and the fading flowers, confident that the sender will never know his identity or buy from him again. You can average up or average down. You can hide or you can show pride.

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Harvard Business

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. Clearly it takes more than a compliance policy or Values Statement to sustain a truly ethical workplace. Corporate ethical failures have become painfully common, and they aren’t cheap.

A Practical Guide to Building Ethical AI

Harvard Business

AI doesn’t just scale solutions — it also scales risk. Strategy Technology Digital Article

Is Your Company Using Employee Data Ethically?

Harvard Business

Supreme Court, once said , “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do.” While the benefits are clearly far-reaching and potentially game changing, there are ethical questions to consider. But ethical conflicts can arise, say when the analysis identifies sensitive personal relationships that perhaps should not have existed on corporate servers in the first place. Potter Stewart, justice of the U.S.

Ethical Leadership: A new kind of poverty?

Peter Stark

Every day we are bombarded with news about decisions made by leaders that cause us to question their integrity and ethics. We are facing a new kind of poverty – ethical leadership. Organizations and their cultures are, therefore, shaped by the values and ethics of their leaders. Your decisions, whether ethical or unethical, send a powerful message throughout the organization.

Ethics is a People Thing

Martinka Consulting

The post Ethics is a People Thing appeared first on Martinka Consulting. In the last year or so numerous tech companies, including Google, Yelp, Amazon, and LinkedIn have been accused of unethical actions. (I I was especially appalled by the Wall Street Journal’s report about how Yelp blackmailed small business owners by removing positive reviews if they didn’t advertise.). There’s a lot of criticism of corporations and what they do.

Leadership Ethics – The Golden Rule

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

At this moment, America’s greatest economic need is higher ethical standards, enforced by strict laws and upheld by responsible business leaders,” (President) Bush said in a speech delivered to the Association for Better New York. “In The post Leadership Ethics – The Golden Rule appeared first on Weber Business Services, LLC. Here’s an article pulled from the archives. It’s sad to say, but what I wrote in 2002 is still right on target – if not more so – today. “At

Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment

Harvard Business

Our research in Egypt , Zimbabwe , and India shows that organizations should view the prospect of building a strong ethical reputation in such environments as an opportunity, and consider the costs of resisting corruption as an investment in building such a reputation. Moreover, our research illuminates specific steps companies can take to maintain high ethical standards in environments where corruption seems widespread. Ethics Can Be a Differentiator. Ethics Digital Articl

Are CEOs Less Ethical Than in the Past?


This year's CEO Success study shows that boards of directors, institutional investors, governments, and the media are holding chief executive officers to a far higher level of accountability for corporate fraud and ethical lapses than in the past. Although the number of CEOs who are forced from office for ethical lapses remains quite small, firings for ethical lapses have been rising as a percentage of CEO successions: from 3.9

Simple Ethics Rules for Better Risk Management

Harvard Business

But as more organizations fall prey to complex intangible risks, from unwanted disclosure due to rampant cyber threats to breaches of conduct driven by skewed incentive systems, the aperture of risk management is expanding from protecting the balance sheet to promoting ethical leadership and values-based decision making. Ethical lapses arise when people take risks but do not bear the downside of their risky behavior. Creating an Ethical Workplace.

6 Traits That Predict Ethical Behavior at Work

Harvard Business

Trust and openness are crucial elements of an ethical organizational culture. Only when employees are able to voice the problems they see can ethical lapses be discussed and resolved. A first step in building this kind of culture involves a hiring approach in which companies actively seek those individuals inclined to speak up when ethical challenges surface. A morally attentive person will see ethical issues where others may see none. Creating an Ethical Workplace.

Personal Ethics -- in Consulting Offers and in Business

My Reply: There is no right answer for everyone and depends on your personal sense of ethics. Best case, they give you a few more days, and you can either take your #1 choice firm, or take one of the two current offers with the benefit of full information and never wonder "what if," while not having to sacrifice any standard of personal ethics. But , there will be one person out there in the world who considers you at worst dishonest, at best lacking ethics.

What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company

Harvard Business

It’s hard for good, ethical people to imagine how these meltdowns could possibly happen. many of us face an endless stream of ethical dilemmas at work. We were surprised that 30 leaders in the study recalled a total of 87 “major” ethical dilemmas from their career histories. Another surprise was how few of the incidents were caused by bribery, corruption, or anti-competition issues (only 16% of all ethical dilemmas mentioned). Ethics. Ethics.

AI Needs a Code of Ethics

Think Customers

Recent advances in artificial intelligence have had a profound effect on how people interact with technology. In 2017 alone, Amazon and Google sold millions of home assistant devices, while waves of companies introduced chatbot programs into websites and mobile apps. With so much data, input, opinions, and everyday interactions from a global community, what kind of trouble can AI get itself into? Can AI become as flawed as its human creators, and how easily can AIs and chatbots become confused

Praising Customers for Ethical Purchases Can Backfire

Harvard Business

In one study, participants viewed a short 40-second Starbucks commercial that either praised a customer for making an ethical purchase (it used phrasing such as: “Everything we do, you do. You buy more fair trade certified coffee than anyone else”) or praised the company for its ethical business practices (“Starbucks is the biggest buyer of fair trade coffee in the world”). Ethics Marketing Customers Digital Article

Create an Ethics Committee to Keep Your AI Initiative in Check

Harvard Business

Ethics Risk management Technology Digital ArticleIt’s about more than just mitigating bias.

Could Gen Z Consumer Behavior Make Capitalism More Ethical?

Harvard Business

Netflix, Costco, and others are moving cash to Black-owned banks and businesses in response to public demand. Economics & Society Diversity Digital Article

When Work Feels Like Family, Employees Keep Quiet About Wrongdoing

Harvard Business

Ethics Digital ArticleMum’s the word.

5 Signs That Your Family Business Might Have an Ethics Problem

Harvard Business

Ethics Digital ArticleResearch shows that family businesses are more susceptible to crossing the line.

5 Signs Your Organization Might Be Headed for an Ethics Scandal

Harvard Business

Corporations often approach ethics as an individual problem, designing oversight systems to identify the “bad apples” before they can turn the organization into a “rotten barrel.” Bad apple explanations also fail to explain the string of ethical crises at Uber, the long-term impunity of powerful men who sexually harass colleagues, or any of the other ethics scandals we’ve seen this year. Ethics Digital ArticleVince Streano/Getty Images.

Does Accusing a Coworker of an Ethical Lapse Hurt Your Credibility?

Harvard Business

New research finds that leveling an accusation can increase trust in the accuser — regardless of whether they’re telling the truth. Psychology Digital Article

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

Harvard Business

We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., We combined data across these 30 independent studies to examine the relationship between personality and ethical leadership across a range of different settings and situations. Creating an Ethical Workplace. Leadership & Managing people Ethics Digital ArticleJuj Winn/Getty Images. Just becoming a leader is enough to exacerbate some people’s unethical tendencies.