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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Psychology of Roadblocks - Frank J Navran

A Workshop Module for Those Intent of Creating Change Through Training
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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?
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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
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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.
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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?
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Some thoughts on etiquitte and ethics in golf - Willem Landman & Praveen Naidoo

We found the following amusing golfing story about former US President, Bill Clinton, on the internet written by Brian Viner of the Independent in London.
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Globalisation, crime and its discontent - Willem Punt

A critical study of history tends to expose pertinent examples of mankind\'s truimphs masking hidden follies. Our truimphs always tend to be debatable, especially when viewed with the benefit of hindsight, for only then does the price of our truimphs become apparent. The truimph of capatilism is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. Thus, many argue that the truimph of capatilism over competing ideologies may have brought wealth to many but at great expense to others.
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