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Leading through the Trust Crisis, Part 1: Begin with Generosity

Leading through the Trust Crisis, Part 1: Begin with Generosity

Around the globe levels of trust are down. Fortunately, ethical leaders can take specific actions that signal we are trustworthy. In part one of our series on leading through the trust crisis, we explore generosity, a powerful but often overlooked strategy for building trust with strangers.

Ethics and Sustainability

Ethics and Sustainability

Focusing on long-term value creation is one of the best ways to lead ethically and build trust. In this series of videos Jean Bennington Sweeney, Chief Sustainability Officer at 3M, offers insights on making decisions for the long term good of people, profit, and the planet.

Designing for Ethics

Designing for Ethics

The corporate world has many mechanisms in place to prevent, assess, and address ethical violations in the workplace. But do these mechanisms really meet the needs of an employee facing an ethical dilemma? At our 5th Annual Forum in Chicago, we dove into the innovative field of design thinking in search of an answer.

How to Make the Right Choice

How to Make the Right Choice

Tom Linebarger gives his insight into dealing with difficult decisions. He offers a practical, simple approach to making the right call -- even when it feels like there is no right answer.

The Ethical Triggers We Don't Notice

The Ethical Triggers We Don't Notice

Ethical decision-making isn’t always as rational as we often think it is. Here’s how subconscious priming can actually make people more ethical.

The Potential Danger of Lofty Goals

The Potential Danger of Lofty Goals

A new study on high performance goals, depletion, and unethical behavior shows that it might be time to pump the brakes on the pressure and realize the potential harm it could be doing.

Communicating Values from the Top

Communicating Values from the Top

Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte LLP, discusses the importance of communicating an ethical tone from the top – and how recruitment and professional development play a part in building a culture of integrity. She also discusses how ethics and strategy are interwoven.

The Power of Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling

Trainings are ubiquitous in the corporate world. In addition to learning about their actual jobs, employees go through trainings on their organizations’ policies, procedures, norms, strategies, and of course, values. But not all learning is created equal. When it comes to impacting behavior, consider leveraging the good old-fashioned power of story.

 

 

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

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