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Empowering the Organization

This video looks at the challenges that organizations face because there is no universally agreed upon standard of ethical or unethical behavior. While, at the extremes, people with a common cultural upbringing can often agree on whether a behavior is ethical or unethical, there is a broad gray zone in the middle that is open to interpretation.

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Most people believe that they make ethical decisions and act ethically.  Most organizations believe that they hire ethical employees and conduct their operations in a legal and ethical manner.   Yet every day there are new announcements of major ethical breaches in well-respected organizations.

Are these just random

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The National Post has reported that a judge in a murder trial was seen dining and drinking with the lead prosecution lawyer on the day the verdict was handed down (Blatchford, 2017).  They were celebrating the guilty verdict over drinks and dinner.

It’s clear that this is considered unethical behavior for both the judge and the lawyer,

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Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss corporate ethics with the CEO of a mid-sized technology company.  He mentioned that they had recently fired an employee who had contravened their Code of Conduct.  While he was unhappy about firing a capable and valuable employee, he was satisfied that his company’s code of conduct document had

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Sears Canada is no more.  Many say they saw it coming but no one could stop it.  It is a wonder how a company that had a huge head start in catalogue shopping could fail so miserably with e-commerce.   They were the first Canadian retailer to have an e-commerce website so it’s not that they didn’t see the

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Whether you are making decisions around strategic corporate priorities, planning a project, or making decisions in a project environment, there is a hierarchy that underlies your decision making and determines the success or failure of your decision process.

This is not the “hierarchy” of an organization chart.  It represents the

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