Research shows that dishonesty takes a toll on our relationships by impairing our ability to read other people.
Featured Thought Leadership
We often use carrots, sticks, and training to improve ethics. But we should not neglect the power of a simple question.
Experiences of awe can be rare, especially at work. But they come with a wide range of tangible benefits for ethical leadership.
On the surprising power of intellectual humility
Doing "whatever it takes to win" is not just unethical. It's also ineffective.
In this interview, Virginia Eubanks, author of Automating Inequality, explores how we can design digital tools that uphold our values rather than undermine them.
New research lends support to the “pillow test”: Unethical behavior really does keep you up at night.
Take a tip from the pros: Adopt a ritual to trigger self-discipline.
Well begun is half done,” the saying goes. It applies not only to doing a task well, but also to doing it ethically. Each new beginning offers a key inflection point. Approach it the right way and you position your team or organization to do the right thing when the going gets tough. (And the going will get tough.) Here are four practices you can begin today that will help you lead ethically and authentically throughout the coming year.
Finding common ground begins with understanding the moral foundations that motivate other people.
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