Smokers selfishly pursued their own pleasure without facing up to the harm they were visiting on others. The rules offering a no-smoking section resemble the ineffective capital requirements that the industry lobbyists persuade regulators to adopt.
Hopefully you can take something away from just a sliver of my father's wisdom. I've been sustaining on it for over 35 years. And happy Father's Day to my dad and to all fathers who have imparted a lifetime of lessons to the next generation.
Through the encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis is reminding the world truths which are self-evident -- that the world we share isn't ruled or owned by anyone and that our time on this planet is limited.
When scholars attract widespread public attention the news coverage about them and their works, which is often incomplete and filled with misconceptions, is not usually good.
Our society's future is dependent on inspiring and sustaining values-based leaders in our work places as well as within the structures of power that govern our country and the rest of the world. We need to hear more of these stories of ethical leadership instead of the ones that repeatedly and regrettably make our news headlines.
There is a widespread public perception that dementia can lead to a loss of a sense of self, but this notion has not been rigorously investigated. One way to study this is to look at actual cases of brain degeneration, and see if the damage is linked to identity changes perceived by others. Do people with specific kinds of brain damage become no longer themselves?
To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.
From clickbait headlines to unfair reviews of products and services, the open nature of social media presents ethical issues. The public should expect accurate online information, yet too often news stories, PR materials and other information are inaccurate.
It is easy to demonize leaders. Some may well be unethical liars. But cluelessness is a human tendency. Some leaders really are the proverbial deer caught in the headlights -- unaware of what has led them to the spotlight of infamy. The only solution is prevention.
Whether you believe in the "Liberal Media" or a "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy," it is hard to get through many cable news segments without questioning if there isn't some bias driving the latest "scandal."
As Lynne Peeples' article in the Huffington Post shows, the tragic story of leaded paint is not over. In this latest installment, the good guys are nine organizations with shares in PPG Industries that are trying to do the right thing.
Shall we end up condoning thieves, rapists, pedophiles and killers based on the conceptual lalaland of a few arrogant, financially powerful trendsetters and unscrupulous merchants?
It's a question I've been asking myself for years now and one I try to ask the CEOs, business owners and managers I come into contact with. (Notice I didn't say leaders I come in contact with. A title doesn't automatically confer leadership. Too often, it's a quality we take for granted, assuming that authority comes with a position.)
In an fascinating experiment, undercover investigators from the New York State Liquor Authority visited almost 1000 NYC stores in 2014 to test whether they would sell to underage buyers. Shockingly, not 10%, not a quarter, not half, but almost 60% of NYC stores sold to underage buyers.
Joel Westheimer, professor of education at the University of Ottawa and education commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, unpacks important insights on schools and what happens in classrooms on a daily basis.
If you're really honest with yourself for a moment how ethical are your leadership behaviors? Are you trustworthy? Do you always show others respect? Are you willing to forgo potential profits if it means looking after the needs of your employees better?