EthicalVoices

Category: Fairness

Total 8 Posts

What to do when you are faced with nearness and drinking bias – Melissa Vela-Williamson, APR

Melissa Vela-Williamson, APR, an award-winning public relations expert, national columnist and host of the great Smart Talk Series podcast discusses:

1) What to do when you are pressured to inflate numbers?

2) What to do when you are faced with nearness and drinking bias

3) The ethics issues of multicultural appropriation

What to do when your boss doesn’t value honesty as much as you do – Gary McKillips

Gary McKillips, a freelance writer, broadcaster, and correspondent for AP Radio Sports and MLB on Sirius XM. discusses:

1) What to do when your boss wants you to fire a high-performing employee they do not like

2) What to do when your boss doesn’t value honesty as much as you do

3) Ethical issues with SpiderTech and sports public relations

How Can We Improve Fashion Industry Ethics? – Jessica Kelly

Jessica Kelly, the Founder and CEO of THR3EFOLD, a leader in the ethical fashion space, discusses several key ethics issues, including:

1) Where should we start in improving fashion industry ethics?

2) Why all auditing bodies aren’t created equal

3) What everyone can do to improve ethics in the fashion industry

4) How can you maintain your moral compass when there is be pressure to succeed at all costs?

Setting Ethical Boundaries – Tracy Schario

Joining me on this week’s episode to discuss setting ethical boundaries is Tracy Schario, APR of MITRE. She discusses:

1) How do you set ethical boundaries with your boss?
2) What work can a department ethically claim as its own?
3) Are the unexpected ethics benefits that will come out of businesses reaction to COVID?
4) How do you effectively set ethical boundaries with partners?

Ethical Issues with Celebrity Foundations and People Plagiarizing Your Mother’s Obituary – Bonnie Upright

Joining me on this week’s episode is Bonnie Upright, the vice president of corporate communications for Coldwell Banker Vanguard. She is a former agency owner who has done outstanding work with celebrity foundations.

Bonnie discusses a number of key ethics issues including:

– Grappling with difficult ethical issues early in your career
– Ethical issues and best practices for managing celebrity and athlete foundations
– The story behind her mother’s viral obituary and how it has been plagiarized more than a dozen times

What do the World’s Most Ethical Companies Have in Common: Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne Answers that Question

Erica Salmon Byrne, executive director of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, for Ethisphere, sheds insight on a number of key ethics issues for business and public relations. Specifically she addresses:
• Common characteristics of the World’s Most Ethical Companies
• Best practices in ethics training
• How to be an effective ethics counselor
• Ethics challenges we will face today and tomorrow

Leadership Challenges of Ethics and Intellectual Property: Elise Mitchell, APR

Joining me on this week’s episode is Elise Mitchell, the chairman of Mitchell Communications Group and CEO of the Dentsu Public Relations network. Elise is one of the most inspiring and insightful communications executives whom I have ever met and the author of a great book on leadership: Leading Through the Turn.
In a very engaging discussion, Elise highlights:
• Ethics issues with Intellectual Property
• How to avoid accidentally infringing on other companies’ IP
• Companies stealing agencies IP
• Creating a culture of try
• The best ethics advice she ever received

Ethics of Diversity and Inclusion – How Not to Be a Stepford Agency – Mickey Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA

Joining me on this weeks’ episode is Mickey Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA, a Professional-In-Residence at the University of Florida, the former Managing Director of Ogilvy Atlanta, and a former Chair of PRSA. What I love about Mickey is the wit and insight he brings to every discussion.

In this week’s episode, he discusses:

The ethics of diversity and inclusion (How to avoid being a Stepford firm and how to take the first inclusion steps)
How to fight unconscious bias
The ethics of time sheets
The importance of breathing