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

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

Own It and Fix It: Ethical Media Training Advice from Melody Kimmel

Melody Kimmel is one of the nation’s leading media,presentation and message trainers. In this interview, she provides insight into a number of key issues including:

1) Ethics and media interviews
2) How to conduct ethical media training
3) What to do when you make a mistake
4) The perversion of the strength of PR and the decline of trust

How to Make Sure Codes of Ethics Are Not Worthless: Michael Meath

Michael Meath, the retiring interim chair of public relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University discusses a number of important issues, including:

1) How to make sure Codes of Ethics are not worthless
2) Why taking the critical 10 helps you make more ethical decisions
3) The ethical challenges that most engage students
4) The little ethics issues that challenge us every day

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