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Getting Goals Right

Getting Goals Right

Ethical behavior starts with setting the right goals. Here's what many companies get wrong and what you can do right to help your organization stay on track.

Four New Year's Resolutions for Ethical Leaders

Four New Year's Resolutions for Ethical Leaders

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.

Inside the Mind of a Whistleblower

Inside the Mind of a Whistleblower

What is it like to blow the whistle on a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme? We asked Scott Noble to walk us through his experience as a whistleblower in a financial fraud case that led to the conviction and incarceration of his business associate, the owner of Samex Capital, Keenan Hauke. Scott stressed the importance of being proactive, finding moral clarity, and seeking allies to support your effort to do the right thing.

Improving Ethics Training

Improving Ethics Training

Companies spend billions of dollars on ethics training programs each year. But are they effective? Joan Dubinsky, former Chief Ethics Officer at the United Nations, offers insights on what causes an ethics training program to fail, and she suggests ways you can redesign your organization's program to create ethical leaders.

What is Integrity?

What is Integrity?

Integrity is the most-mentioned corporate value. But what is integrity, and how do we build it? Research suggests that when it comes to developing a reputation for integrity, small wins may actually matter more than grand commitments.

Four Ways to Use Your Power Ethically

Four Ways to Use Your Power Ethically

Does power corrupt? Not always. In fact, recent research suggests that we can change the way power affects us in order to help others and ourselves.

 

 

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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