Advancing Individual Ethical Conduct in Business

Connecting academic and business thought leaders to explore character ethics, the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership creates and disseminates content that is forward-looking, pragmatic, and provocative. Check out some of our most recent offerings from our To the Point: Dispatches from the Ethical Frontier write-ups and our Walking the Talk: Insights on Putting Ethics into Practice video series.

How Failure Can Be an Asset in Your Ethical Development

John Gordon

John Gordon, Vice President of Strategy and Project Management for IBM's Watson Project, discusses how missing a goal can release the gradual buildup of pressure to hit targets at any cost.


It Ain't All Bad (Or at Least, It Shouldn't Be): Why Ethics Education Needs to Stay Positive

It Ain't All Bad (Or at Least, It Shouldn't Be): Why Ethics Education Needs to Stay Positive

When designing ethics curriculum, focusing on the examples of failed ethics could actually decrease ethical behavior of students and trainees.


Hiring for Guilt: How a Simple Test Might Help You Hire More Ethical Employees

Hiring for Guilt: How a Simple Test May Help You Hire More Ethical Employees

Knowing that hiring ethical people means building a better organization, what predictors can savvy employers use to assess a potential employee’s ethical fiber?


The Importance of Saying No

Barry Salzberg

Barry Salzberg, Global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, cites examples from his career where saying "no" was the best way to do what was right.


Aim High: Insights on Developing Leaders from the Air Force Academy

Aim High: Insights on Developing Leaders from the Air Force Academy

Founded on interdisciplinary research and tested within the high-stakes environment of the United States Air Force, a conceptual framework used there could help take your organization to the next level.


Buying Integrity

Buying Integrity

At five bucks a pop and ten minutes per test, can your company afford NOT to do integrity testing?


Making Tough Calls with Top Performers

Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, emphasizes the importance of holding even top performers accountable to ethical policies. He tells of an instance in his career where this was especially hard to do, but was absolutely the right thing for the company.


Do Corporate Values Make a Difference?

Do Corporate Values Make a Difference?

They’re everywhere, and they can help—but it’s not automatic. Here’s how to ensure your mission and values statements make a real impact.

 

Why do people do the right thing?

The Mendoza College of Business and Deloitte share the ideal that businesses can be engines for creating good. At the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, we believe that ethics can drive the business world forward and improve it toward this end. We aim to understand how ethical behavior is generated in work contexts, and then to disseminate that understanding to business leaders.

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