The Psychology Of Fraud - Why Good People Do Bad Things
Even if we didn’t suspect it, the data confirms that fraud is prevalent in organizations that surround us. Using data from the Ethics Resource Center derived from their National Business Ethics Survey, National Government Ethics Survey, and National Nonprofit Ethics Survey, we are left with no choice but to conclude that fraud remains a problem.
Off the Wall Ethics - Frank J Navran
I was invited to meet with the VP HR. As I approached their suburban headquarters I was impressed. The building was a gleaming new structure in a very modern office park. I was even more impressed when I entered the lobby – a three-storey, glass-ceilinged atrium – decorated with huge banners hanging from the dome in the colors of the rainbow. Each banner proclaimed a core value – Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Fairness and Accountability.
Empowering Employees to Excell
The word empowerment has been gaining currency in management circles for the last several years. In this paper we will define empowerment in a different context. We argue that employee empowerment is an inappropriate focus. Employees are already empowered. The need in business today is to direct that power towards the accomplishment of the employing organization\'s goals and objectives.
The Power of Professionalism
That is the power of professionalization and illustrate why so many organizational “functions” are adopting the accouterments of the traditional professions – including a Code of Ethics, professional certification and continuing education.
Newtonian Ethics - Frank J Navran
Sir Isaac Newton is well recognized as one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time. I\'m not certain whether anyone has ever considered him an equally prominent social scientist. Perhaps it is time we reconsidered his contribution to the way we do our work in the world of organizational leadership. And, to take it a step further, as a thought leader in the area of ethical leadership.
Gifts in the Public Service – The need for greater clarity and active management
EthicsSA was recently invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on the ‘Management and receipt of gifts in the Public Service’, hosted by the Public Service Commission (PSC). It has long been known that the current Public Service rules on this issue are contradictory.
Debunking the Myths regarding Tone at the Top - Frank J Navran
There are any number of myths in the workplace that create false expectations and misunderstandings regarding the role of leaders in creating what we have come to call an ethical culture or ethical climate.
The Psychology of Roadblocks - Frank J Navran
A Workshop Module for Those Intent of Creating Change Through Training
Before there can be betrayal, there must be trust - Frank J Navran
In today\'s tumultous economic environment a lot is being said about "trust". Ought we have trusted lenders to reasonably assess borrower\'s ability and willingness to repay loans?
Becoming a valuable resource to your board - Frank Navran
Steps to successfully navigate the new relationship between ethics & compliance officers and their board of directors
Blowing the Whistle on corruption
Each year Transparency International (TI) publishes a report entitled the "Corruption Perceptions Index" (CPI) which scores the world\'s nations out of ten for their public sector honesty. The results of the December 2011 report indicate that the integrity of people in authority in nearly all of the world\'s countries, is still sadly lacking. This includes South Africa, where corruption had become a wide-spread phenomenon. Out of 182 countries, South Africa is ranked 64th, together with Georgia.
The need for other-directed ethics as embodied in a Code of Ethics - Liezl Groenewald
Why does an organisation need a Code of Ethics? Are we not all born as moral beings with sufficient moral intelligence, with no or little need for further moral education?