EthicalVoices

Category: Safeguarding Confidences

Total 9 Posts

When National Security Is On The Line, How Do You Ethically Handle Public Relations? – Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, the host of the PR Nation Podcast, discusses a number of important ethics issues, including:

1) When national security is on the line, how to you handle public relations ethically?

2) The state of truth today

3) Why PR Pros should take a different approach when a reporter asks you about confidential information

Civility, Truth and Hope – Emmanuel Tchividjian

Emmanuel Tchividjian, the principal of the Markus Gabriel Group, and one of the top thought leaders on ethics and communication in the world, discusses:

1) Where your duty lies when you are asked to reveal confidential information

2) The importance of civility and civil discourse

3) How the absence of truth leads to the absence of trust

4) The guiding light of hope

How Businesses and Executives Fail at Diversity, Addressing Harassment and Humanity – Mike Paul

This is the 100th episode of EthicalVoices and I am bringing you a very special guest. Mike Paul, the president of Reputation Doctor® discusses:

1) What executives should do (and many fail to do) when someone reports sexual harassment to them

2) The ethical failures of most businesses to act on diversity, equity and inclusion

3) When personal relationships are more important than safeguarding confidences

When and where do you draw the ethical line? – Helio Fred Garcia

Helio Fred Garcia, President of Logos Consulting Group discusses a number of important ethics issues including:

1) When and where do you draw the ethical line?
2) How structures and clear protocols make courage less necessary in ethical dilemmas
3) What can we learn from Bernays’ definition of public relations?
4) What are some positive ethics lessons from Goldman Sachs
5) Three key elements in determining the “right” thing to do

Four Common Reasons for Ethical Failures: Keith Green

Keith Green, assistant professor at Montclair State and former vice president of B2B communications and partnerships at Guinness World Records, discusses:

1) DEFG: Four common reasons for ethical failures

2) The challenge of living in the world of now

3) Ethics issues he has observed in sports public relations

How One Innocent Question Can Cause A Huge Ethical Challenge – Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA

Joining me on this week’s Ethical Voices episode is Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA, an adjunct professor of communication at the University of Tampa and a PR pro with 35 years of experience with the federal government and non-profits.
Kirk provides some great advice and anecdotes including:
• How an innocent question can cause a huge ethical challenge
• Why you need to question everything
• The best ethics advice he ever received

The Ethics of Layoffs and Plant Closings – Tony D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA

Anthony D’Angleo, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a professor at the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University and the 2018 National Chair of PRSA. He is one of the most thoughtful public relations professionals I have ever encountered and spent a few minutes discussing ethics with us last week.

This Ethical Voices interview will look at:

The ethical issues around layoffs and plant closings
Balancing external and internal layoff communications
Hot ethics topics in the classroom
The best ethics advice he ever received

Blowing the Whistle on Unethical Practices – Paula Pedene, APR, Fellow PRSA

Paula Pedene is an ethics inspiration to me. She is a service-disabled veteran, was a public affairs officer in the Navy and works at the VA. She was PRSA’s PR professional of the year in 2015. She is a guidepost against which many PR professionals should measure their ethical standards and took at stand against unethical practices as a whistleblower.

This Ethical Voices interview will look at:

What to do if you are put in the position to be a whistleblower
How to protect yourself
The best ethics advice Paula received
Future ethical challenges facing the profession