An Ethical Systems Book Review BY KATHARINA WEGHMANN Margaret Heffernan’s new book “Beyond Measure: The big impact of small changes,” is an original manifesto for business leaders. Creating strong organizational cultures does not require multi-million dollar programs; instead, small actions by each employee- from Custodian to CEO- matter more and have the biggest impact. Heffernan shows…

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An Ethical Systems Book Review BY JOSHUA ELLE Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Successby Adam GrantPenguin Group (2013) (public library)Summarized by Joshua Elle Overview Adam Grant combines personal accounts and contemporary research, both made readily accessible, to build a case for thinking of people as takers, matchers, and givers. He shows how givers tend…

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Maintaining a healthy workplace in the waning days of the pandemic As the economy begins to recover, your business may need to bring in more staff. But the risk of illness is still real, and it’s important to show strong and principled leadership to keep your workforce healthy. Here are some steps to lead on…

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Leadership researcher Christine Porath looks at how workplace incivility damages productivity and employee retention. Watch this video for insights about the cost of incivility and how basic respect improve workplace culture.

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Principled leaders articulate their values, make decisions guided by their values and consistently model their values.  Q: How can my business build a strong organizational culture of ethics? A: There are three key pillars to building and maintaining an ethical business culture: principled leadership, equitable systems and ethical citizenship. Principled leaders articulate their values, make decisions…

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Learn ways that a company can give back to the community Q: How do I add a philanthropic aspect to my business? A: Many business owners choose to pursue philanthropy in addition to their commercial goals. Businesses can advance their charitable interests in many ways. Some businesses give a portion of their profits to charitable…

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Better Business Bureau Ethics TORCH Award Finalist Lakeshirts Blue 84 from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, builds their business by following five ethics rules and involving employees in the success of the company. Used by kind permission of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota. Originally published on November 28, 2018.

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Better Business Bureau Ethics TORCH Award Finalist. Used by kind permission of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota. Originally published on November 28, 2018.

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Better Business Bureau Ethics TORCH Award Finalist Used by kind permission of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota. Originally published on November 28, 2018.

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Better Business Bureau Ethics TORCH Award Finalist Used with kind permission by the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota. Originally published on November 28, 2018.

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