Monthly Archives: November 2012

Legalized Marijuana Use in Colorado – Does this pose an Ethical Challenge for the State and Federal Government?

Rocky Mountain High in Colorado – words from a song by John Denver – that I never expected that the late singer would think meant something entirely different today in 2012. On election night, Amendment 64 — the measure seeking … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin’s President – Christopher Kubasik – Resigns over Ethical Violation — Business Ethics Speaker Chuck Gallagher Comments

What’s in the water?  Seems everywhere we turn these days we find someone resigning over an inappropriate relationship and a breach of ethics!  Every choice has a consequence and it is clear that no one is immune from the consequences … Continue reading

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We Don’t Hire Convicted Felons! Really? Raising the HR Bar’s Blog my Change Your Mind!

A great blog came across my desk the other day and frankly it was worth a read and then a second read.  Here’s a link to the original blog – “Does Your Hiring Policy Exclude Ex-Con’s?  Watch Out!” What caught … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Ethics – David Petraeus resigns from CIA – Paula Broadwell Interviews Petraeus and more… – Part 3

If I were a Ph.D student I, too, would be interested in interviewing Gen. David Petraeus on his innovative leadership skills.  It appears that was the beginning of what has now become a major ethical scandal that has, at a … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Ethics – David Petraeus resigns from CIA – How Did this Begin? – Part 2

Every Choice has a Consequence!  Five powerful words…that have impacted so many.  Smart man, brilliant military career, powerful mover and shaker in Washington, yet, the human side of ethical choices dictates now that David Petraeus will, for the rest of … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Ethics – David Petraeus resigns from CIA for Poor Judgment (or unethical behavior) – Part 1

Ethics – making the right choices based on all the facts and circumstances!  At times there may be questions regarding ethical behavior, but marital fidelity doesn’t seem to be a grey area.  In the words of former CIA Director David … Continue reading

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Ex-con Patrick Kuhse talks business ethics at the Saunders Institute for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

NEWS RELEASE Former stockbroker talks about ‘slippery slope’ of fraud, greed and accountability Smart people can make big mistakes and Patrick Kuhse was one of them. The successful stockbroker and entrepreneur began his descent into crime in 1989 when a … Continue reading

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Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum at Baylor University Announcement.

Having been honored to speak at the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum at Baylor University in 2011, I am pleased to share the following announcement regarding the 2012 Business Ethics Forum. WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2012) – The 2012 … Continue reading

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Business Ethics Theories – Stockholder Theory – Part Two – Chuck Gallagher Business Ethics Speaker Comments

So when the question was asked, “Which theory of business ethics do you follow” I admit my response was unexpected and certainly not scholarly or academic.  My response? “The theory that keeps you out of federal prison!” As you might … Continue reading

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Business Ethics Theories – Stockholder, Stakeholder, and Social Contract Theories – Part One

Not long ago I was the dinner keynote speaker at an ethics conference in Canada and considering my entrance it was kept low key who the featured speaker was – in other words my physical identity was a mystery.  But, … Continue reading

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