EthicalVoices

Category: Enhancing the Profession

Total 24 Posts

Your Company is Accused of Making People Sick. Now What? – Ken Hunter

Ken Hunter, the President and Chief Strategist at The PowerStation and a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University. He discusses a number of important issues, including

1) What to do ethically when your company is accused of making people sick

2) How to make ethical issues seem less like personal attacks

3) What to do when your boss makes unethical promises

4) Dealing with media bias

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

What do ethical PR professionals do when they are faced with conflicting loyalties? Todd Van Hoosear

Todd Van Hoosear, the Chief Engagement Officer for Business Breakthrough Network and a visiting instructor at Boston University, discusses a number of important ethics topics, including:

1) What do ethical PR professionals do when they are faced with conflicting loyalties?

2) The ethics challenges of a post-truth era

3) The need for action to change the perception of PR

What do you do when you are asked to stonewall on a public health issue? – Sam Villegas, APR

Sam Villegas, APR, a Senior Consultant with Raftelis shares insight on:

1) What do you do when you are asked to stonewall on a public health issue?

2) When should you act as a whistle blower?

3) How do you effectively respond to disinformation and fear-based attacks?

The ethical trap of enabling toxic, abusive high-performers: Lisa Gralnek

Lisa Gralnek, the Principal and Founder of LVG & Co., has some great insight to share, including:

1) The ethical trap of enabling toxic, abusive high-performers
2) How can companies best live their values?
3) Why you shouldn’t always fall on your sword
4) The perils of “me before we”

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

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

What Are the Top Ethics Challenges, Skills and Deficiencies Facing Public Relations Professionals? Marlene Neill, PhD, APR

Marlene Neill, PhD, APR, assistant professor at Baylor University and a top PR and ethics researcher discusses:
• What are the top ethics issues facing public relations professionals
• What are the top ethics KSAs for public relations professionals
• What ethics skills are PR professionals lacking
• How PR professionals can help

Unexpected Ethics Challenges With Plant Closings and Fake News: Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA

Joining me on this week’s episode of Ethical Voices is Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA, the president of McDougall Communications, and the former global vice president of corporate communications with Bausch and Lomb.
In this fascinating and practical interview, Mike provides outstanding advice for dealing with difficult issues, including:
• Unexpected issues with plant closings
• Dealing with real ‘Fake News’ issues (i.e. when your client makes things up)
• Data privacy
• The best ethics advice he ever received

How to Tell Someone They Are Being Unethical – Dave Close

Joining me on this week’s episode is Dave Close, the retired managing director of MSL Boston. I have known Dave for more than 25 years and frankly I do not know anyone who is a better example of character, ethics and compassion.

In the interview, Dave discusses a number of topics including:

How to tell a client they are being unethical
Little ethics fails: avoiding the slippery slope
Ethics challenges and new business
The best ethics advice he ever received