Tom Mendoza helped build NetApp from a startup into to a Fortune 500 company. In this interview, he shares insights he has gleaned along the way about what it takes to create an ethical corporate culture and lead during good times and bad.
Featured Thought Leadership
For Baird Chairman Paul Purcell, values are the key to a high-performance, high-integrity corporate culture.
Research shows that dishonesty takes a toll on our relationships by impairing our ability to read other people.
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.
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