The Responsibility of Managers to Facilitate Honest and Ethical Behavior
Federal Ethics Report, Vol 15, Issue 8, August 2008
By Bob Phillips
"Everywhere we turn today in the wiork environment managers are faced with providing training and coaching for their employees to meet legislated and organizatinally required compliance demands. Unfortunately, most managers will turn to the check list that was given to them by a compliance officer or they quote word for word the company Code of Conduct as it is written."
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Straight Talk is Tough .... but the Only Way
Execunet CareerSmart Advisor, Volume 18, Issue 20, October 1, 2007
By Bob Phillips
"Since the beginning of the new millennium, it seems that at least once a week something appears in the news that another person or organization has been found to have lied about their credentials, the finances of their company, or committed a crime that resulted from some type of dishonest behavior. It makes you wonder why we do not see more examples of people stepping up and exposing the crimes or dishonest behavior while the acts are being committed and not waiting until after the behavior is discovered. But very quickly I remember why prevention does not happen!"
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Communication that Can Change a Culture: T
he Need for Straight Talk
Federal Ethics Report, Vol 14, Issue 2, February 2007
By Bob Phillips and David Gebler
"Building an ethical corporate culture requires more than admonishing employees to do the right thing. Companies need to focus on the specific skills that create a positive and open work environment. From our experience, in most organizations it is poor communication that poses the greatest risk to integrity, while cultures in which employees feel free to raise issues tend to be ones that maintain higher levels of integrity." Read the entire article......
Speaking Your Mind
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, December 2003
By Chris Warren
"Telling the truth on the job doesn't just keep you out of jail and prevent your company from becoming the next Enron, it also makes you successful." Read the entire article...
HRD Press Interview, Published 4/12/09 - Read the interview