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We believe employers everywhere should follow the wisdom of “hire for character…train for skill.”

The research is clear: Companies and organizations that emphasize integrity and respect in the workplace see an uptick in job satisfaction, loyalty, and productivity.

virtual forum

Ethics in the Workplace

Q&A with Michele Brown and Dr. Patricia Harned. View an edited clip from their Q&A on our YouTube channel.

Michele Brown is SVP, General Counsel, Health Group, and Corporate Ethics and Compliance Counsel at Leidos and Dr. Patricia Harned is CEO at Ethics & Compliance Initiative.

Ethics in Action Series

Why Do People Steal at Work?
Recent research shows that 75 percent of employees steal from their employer at least once. Find out why and what workplace leaders can do to prevent stealing and theft.

Why Do People Lie at Work?
Lying is a tool – and for some people a tool that works.

Character Champions

Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, shared with us how her parents and mentors shaped her character.

Interested in learning more?

Here are some organizations that can help you get started:

Ethics and Compliance Initiative

Empowers leaders to create strong ethical workplace cultures that do the right thing. 

Jim Loehr

A world-renowned C-suite leadership coach whose most recent book is Leading with Character.

Scholars of Finance

On a mission to inspire character and integrity in the finance leaders of tomorrow.

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Focuses on rigorous analysis of real-world ethical problems and developing the tools to address those problems. The Center is Based at Santa Clara University.

Jon Mertz

A thought leader who believes that business needs to be purposeful.