When National Security Is On The Line, How Do You Ethically Handle Public Relations? – Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, the host of the PR Nation Podcast, discusses a number of important ethics issues, including:

1) When national security is on the line, how to you handle public relations ethically?

2) The state of truth today

3) Why PR Pros should take a different approach when a reporter asks you about confidential information

What to do if someone calls you a liar – Janelle Guthrie

Janelle Guthrie, the communication director for the Building Industry Association of Washington, discusses a number of important ethics issues, including:

1) What to do when you realize you have given out false information and admitting it will hurt

2) What to do if someone calls you a liar

3) How to ethically work through difficult situations

4) Why Voices4Everyone is the solution to our next ethics challenge

This Week in PR Ethics (4/22/21): Did 4% of Americans Drink Bleach in 2021 and the Most Unethical TV Idea Ever

I was planning a nice, simple update on ethics topics this week – AI, hiring, and maybe being quirky with a story from Wichita. Then on Wednesday, I was hit with my favorite ethics story of the year from the Harvard Business Review – and a story so bad, I had to spend 20 minutes confirming it was real. Read on below.

How to Speak Up Effectively When You Are Asked to Compromise Your Personal Ethics

Sherry Feldberg, a seasoned healthcare communication professional who is now the principal of Leadership Journey discusses:

1) What to do when your boss asks you to burn bridges?

2) How to speak up effectively when you are asked to compromise your personal ethics

3) The importance of building trusted relationships

4) The need to show vulnerability as a leader

Civility, Truth and Hope – Emmanuel Tchividjian

Emmanuel Tchividjian, the principal of the Markus Gabriel Group, and one of the top thought leaders on ethics and communication in the world, discusses:

1) Where your duty lies when you are asked to reveal confidential information

2) The importance of civility and civil discourse

3) How the absence of truth leads to the absence of trust

4) The guiding light of hope

Licensing and Ethics in Puerto Rico Public Relations – Karen Garnik

Karen Garnik, the president of Global Vision Marketing and Communications and the president of Asociación de Relacionistas Profesionales de Puerto Rico and a licensed public relations practitioner, discusses a number of important ethics issues including:

1) How apathy is threatening ethical behavior

2) Porque ser Relacionista es cosa seria – Why being a PR pro is a serious thing

3) Licensing and ethics in Puerto Rico

4) How Puerto Rico’s Licensing compares to the APR