Asking "What could I do?" can shift you toward more creative, insightful solutions for your toughest ethical dilemmas.
Featured Thought Leadership
When we consider one option at a time, we are more likely to make unethical decisions and fall prey to stereotypes. Placing options side-by-side prompts the reflective thinking needed to avoid these dangers.
Many of us fall prey to the illusion that we're morally superior to others. But a healthy dose of humility can help us become better, kinder people.
Your ability to see a vivid picture of your future self can help you make the right decision under pressure.
Nobel Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus explains how social business leads to "super-happiness," why it's important to think big and start small, and why we're all entrepreneurs.
Our inner "lawyer" often manipulates our ethical decision-making. Here’s how you can access your inner “judge.”
We make better decisions about the future than about the present. Why not “lock in” your future decisions now?
We're wired to avoid losses. You can promote ethical behavior by removing your "loss-frames" and using "gain-frames" instead.
Here's how to create an organizational culture that encourages employees to voice their concerns.
Too often, ethics trainings can be boring and ineffective. Storytelling can help—not just by keeping your participants awake, but also by helping them remember and act on what you teach.
Why do people do the right thing?
At the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, we believe that ethics can drive the business world forward. We aim to understand how ethical behavior is generated in work contexts. By connecting academic and business thought leaders to explore character ethics, we create and disseminate content that is forward-looking, pragmatic, and provocative.
Collaboration with Ethical Systems
Our behavioral science one-sheets, developed in collaboration with Ethical Systems, are designed to connect behavioral science concepts to daily workflow and organizational cultures. We use simple language and concrete examples about how to apply behavioral science concepts in practice. We have added a creative commons license to allow you and your organization to use these one-sheets in a variety of ways, including:
- Handouts to team members
- Posting in common areas
- Including in new-hire packages
- Incorporating into training seminars
- Executive coaching programs