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

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

A Global Ethics Perspective: Taking Care of the Truth – José Manuel Velasco

José Manuel Velasco, the Past President of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management discusses global ethics and taking care of the truth. Specifically, he addresses:

1) How to respond ethically when your company is caught making illegal payments
2) The most important PR job: Taking care of the truth
3) The importance of emphatic listening
4) How to ethically deal with emotions
5) What skills do PR pros need to be great advisors

FEELing is an essential part of ethical decision-making: Deirdre Breakenridge

Deirdre Breakenridge, an author, speaker, professor, and communication professional shares some great ethics insight, including:

– What to do ethically when two supervisors give you conflicting orders
– Why FEELing is essential to ethical behavior
– How Millennials, GenZ, GenX and Boomers FEEL differently and what it means
– Why we often fail when we make choices alone

What’s Legal Isn’t Always Ethical: Keeping Your Company on the Right Path – Garland Stansell

Garland Stansell, the Chief Communications Officer for Children’s of Alabama, and the 2020 National Chair of PRSA shares his insight on a number of key ethics issues, including:
• Why sharing the bare minimum is often not the best course
• Why you must address issues head on when you are considered guilty by association
• Why we must resist the tyranny of urgency
• How every ethical PR professional can counteract negative perceptions of the profession

This Week in PR Ethics: 1/23/2020: Corporate Ethics Gap, Disinformation and Cheating is Not Condoned

Today starts a new chapter in EthicalVoices. Every Thursday I will share ethical issues of the week. The objective is to highlight key issues for educators to use in their classrooms and professionals to use in their organizations.

This week we look at the corporate ethics gap, disinformation and how cheating is not condoned.

The Most Ethical PR Professionals Don’t Just Fight Fires, They Prevent Them – Melanie Ensign

Melanie Ensign the head of security, privacy, and engineering communications for Uber discusses:

1) Why the best PR pros focus on stopping fires before they begin, rather than responding to a crisis
2) The ethical and cognitive challenges of marketing with FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt)
3) Why SCUBA diving is a great guide for change management
4) Common ethical mistakes with measurement – and why we need to stop confusing coverage with action