Ethical Voices

Category: Diversity

Total 18 Posts

How Businesses and Executives Fail at Diversity, Addressing Harassment and Humanity – Mike Paul

This is the 100th episode of EthicalVoices and I am bringing you a very special guest. Mike Paul, the president of Reputation Doctor® discusses:

1) What executives should do (and many fail to do) when someone reports sexual harassment to them

2) The ethical failures of most businesses to act on diversity, equity and inclusion

3) When personal relationships are more important than safeguarding confidences

Identifying an Ethics Problem is not Enough – Neil Foote

Neil Foote, the CEO of Foote Communications, and the President of the National Black Public Relations Society, discusses a number of important ethics issues, including:

1) Why identifying an ethics problem is not enough

2) The power of truth, without embellishment, to drive ethical action

3) How to fight misinformation and disinformation

4) Why celebrating success is not enough to drive diversity

Unexpected ethics lessons from Tonya Harding – Dianne Danowski Smith

Dianne Danowski Smith, the president and founder of Publix Northwest, covers a broad spectrum of ethical issues, including:

1) Unexpected ethical lessons from Tonya Harding

2) What to do when ethics and legal opinion lead to different conclusions

3) What to do when employees don’t want to represent a specific client

4) How to handle the ethical challenge of reporters with agendas

One ethics question every agency owner needs to ask before taking on a new client – Dan Tisch

Dan Tisch, the CEO of Argyle, one of Canada’s largest and best agencies, discusses:

1) What to do when you can’t convince others to do the ethically right thing

2)Why reputation matters more than image

3) One ethics question every agency owner needs to ask before taking on a new client

4) How communication professionals must prepare as the risk of deception increases daily

If It’s Not Painful at Times to Stand by Your Core Values, You’re Doing it Wrong – Tara McDonagh

Tara McDonagh, the president of Tara McDonagh Communications caught my attention with a LinkedIn post in June, where she stated if it’s not painful at times to stand by your core values, you’re doing it wrong.

During our discussion, Tara highlighted:

1) How do you stay true to your values and not simply chase the money?
2) Why you need to focus on character, not reputation
3) Why you can’t rely on others’ moral compasses

What to do when you are asked to make your company seem more diverse than it is – JP Canton

This week on EthicalVoices, JP Canton, the head of communications and public relations in North America for Polestar discusses ethical issues including:

1) What to do when your boss asks you to make the company seem more diverse than it is
2) Common failings with corporate responses to Black Lives Matter
3) The unethical actions more companies are asking agencies to do and why it is wrong

Do Organizations that Make Mistakes on Race and Systemic Injustice Deserve Help? – Kelley Chunn

Kelley Chunn, the principal of Kelley Chunn and Associates, discusses a number of important ethics issues, including:

1) What to do when your employer and you have diametrically different ideas?
2) Do organizations that make mistakes on race and systemic injustice deserve help?
3) Advice for making substantive diversity strides

Healing the Fracturing of Humanity By Moving From Impact to Consequence: Jim Olson

Jim Olson, the former global corporate communications lead for Starbucks and US Airways and CCO at African Leadership University, graciously shared his insight and observations on a number of topics including:

1) How did Starbucks find a new, ethical option about how to deal with the presence of guns in their stores?
2) How we can help heal the fracturing of humanity by moving from impact to consequence?
3) The ethical imperative of purpose

How thinking like a global citizen can improve your ethical decision-making: An interview with Sony’s Cheryl Goodman

Cheryl Goodman, the head of Corporate Communication for Sony Electronics North America discusses:

1) The key communication ethics challenges for today and tomorrow

2) How to fight back against the trend toward unethical vaporware

3) What we can do to move diversity, equity and inclusion from talk to action

4) How thinking like a global citizen can improve your ethical decision-making