Over 50 business leaders packed the room last night to learn about “Creating a Culture of Ethics.” The University of Phoenix hosted the launch of the Ethics Council, a sub-committee of the Memphis SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management), led by past SHRM-Memphis President Judy Bell, Senior Business Advisor of InnerActive Consulting Group.
University of Memphis human resources professor Charles “Chuck” Pierce cited the work of numerous scholars, and provided copies of “Ethical Decision Making by Individuals in Organizations: An Issue-Contingent Model” by Thomas M. Jones (University of Washington). A second article, “How (un)Ethical Are You?” states “Only those who understand their own potential for unethical behavior can become the ethical decision makers that they aspire to be.”
Hmmm, that’s weighty stuff to consider. I’m still chewing on that. The point is to be aware, alert, vigilant.
Kudos to the Ethics Council for re-starting something great in Memphis. Can’t wait to see who comes next quarter. For more information, contact Judy Bell <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
In the meantime, I leave you with my new favorite quote:
“I look for three things in hiring people. The first is personal integrity, the second is intelligence, and the third is a high energy level. But, if you don’t have the first the other two will kill you.”
~ Warren Buffet
Author, Integrity-Based Communications Using Truth to Get What You Really Want
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