Archive for the ‘ethics’ Category
She turned to ‘borrowing’ from clients to cover her business and personal expenses with the intention of paying them back, but it just ‘spiraled out of control.’ In March, Durkee pleaded guilty to embezzling from more than 50 of her clients.
– Brian Joseph, The Orange County Register
Durkee sentenced to 8 years in prison, ordered to pay $10.5 million in restitution
There is a big difference between an image and a reputation. An image is usually short term and can be an illusion. Public images are often fabricated and untrue. A reputation is what you actually are (both good and bad) and is built on a foundation of truth.
– Mike Paul, Top Ten Reputation Management Tips from
Reputation Doctor blog
Insomnia-producing ethical dilemmas do not usually embody the kinds of straightforward conflicts or temptations that an intelligent twelve-year-old would recognize and astutely resolve if asked, ‘What’s the right thing to do?’ The real thorny ethical challenges are typically subtle, often involve the welfare of more than one person or group, characteristically require the rapid and intuitive calculation of probable consequences, and always occur in real time.
– Clinton W. McLemore
Street-Smart Ethics: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul
That through our organization’s ethical foundation, we earn the trust of those we serve today, we pray
Infamous frauds and financial crises have wrecked the public’s faith in business in recent years, leading many to try to repair the damage by emphasizing codes of ethics. But we do not have a crisis of ethics in business today. We have a crisis of trust.
– Robert Hurley, The Wall Street Journal
For our small business operators, may they be greeted with customers well versed in the commandment ‘Thou Shall not Steal’
Customers Who Eat and Run: A dine-and-dash spree hits high-end restaurants. “It’s is always very hard to identify the people that are going to do this—they look civilized and well-dressed,” said Atul Kohhar, chef of the Michelin-starred Benares, which has experienced two dine-and-dash occurrences in the last six months.
– Clarissa Cruz
Rather than think of ethics as the benchmark against which behavior is measured, for many people ethics has come to be equated with something that inflicts pain on a company or some hefty sacrifice.