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Featured Thought Leadership
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.
Each day you face pressure to make high-quality, high-velocity decisions. Here's how to make sure your ethics are able to keep up.
New research on hedge fund managers and primate behavior reveals why collaboration can be your competitive advantage.
New research argues that feeling fake can lead to unethical behavior. Here’s how leaders can help their employees practice authenticity in the workplace.
Being cynical in your social interactions may seem like the safe approach—yet it can keep you from succeeding professionally and financially.
Setting goals is essential for driving performance, but goals can also drive unethical behavior. Here’s how you can avoid the dangers while sending the signals that promote both performance and an ethical culture.
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.
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