What Do You Do When Your Boss May Have Broken the Law?

In this personal interview, Tami Nealy, the vice president of communications and talent relations for Find Your Influence shares some great advice and insight, including:

1) What do you do when you have an abusive boss and he may have broken the law?
2) The importance of mentors
3) Ethics and influencer relations
4) The growing ethics problem of ghosting

Ethics and Memorial Day 2020

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. A day where we remember and honor those that have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

I plan to continue the tradition I started last year. Rather than have a regular post, I’m asking people to take a moment and reflect and think about what we complain about regularly and how that right to complain was bought by the people that served and came before us. Then spend the time with your loved ones and be thankful. This is more important now than ever.

Why Silence Kills Ethical Behavior: BJ Whitman

On this week’s EthicalVoices, BJ Whitman, a PR professional with more than 30 years of public relations expertise in the education, maritime, and hospitality management fields joins me to discuss a number of ethics issues, including:

1) Life, death, ethics and a photograph
2) Why silence is a killer to resolving ethical issues
3) Ethical issues in the maritime industry

Ethics in the Classroom: When Your PR Student is Accused of Apostasy and Treason – Quentin Langley

Quentin Langley, the author of Brandjack and an Adjunct Professor discusses a number of fascinating topics related to ethics in public relations. Specifically:
1. What to do if one of your students is accused of apostasy and treason?
2. Can ethical PR pros really follow the “Do not lie” maxim?
3. Global ethics challenges
4. Ethical challenges with brandjacking

Avoiding Attractive, Insidious Ethical Temptations in Political Communication – Peter Loge

Ethics and political communication. It is an essential topic, but one that is not often discussed. Joining me on this week’s episode is Peter Loge, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs, and director of the project on ethics and political communication at George Washington University to discuss:

1) What are the true ethical challenges most communicators face?
2) Why “The Stakes are High” is an insidious ethical temptation
3) Is political communication today very different from the 1700s?

What to do when your client is accused of espionage and his life is threatened: Hasan Zuberi

Hasan Zuberi, the President of the PR Council of Pakistan, shares great global ethics insights and advice, including situations many of us in the U.S. never have to face including:

1) What to do when your client is accused of espionage and his life and property are threatened
2) The ethical challenges of fake news and the coronavirus
3) The evolution of public relations in Pakistan
4) Expense report ethics

How to Thrive Ethically in an Era of Disruption: Ray Kotcher

Ray Kotcher, the former CEO of Ketchum and the Professor of the Practice of public relations at Boston University discusses:

1) How to navigate situations where your values and your organizations values differ
2) Why good managers think of themselves as the mayor of a small town
3) Will GenZ succeed where the Boomers failed?
4) What we need to do to thrive ethically in an era of disruption