Business Ethics

The Seven-Rung Ladder


Last week I shared my excitement for the Pope’s first visit to the United States, and how we, as market leaders (and market makers) can learn from his outstanding example as a great messenger.
At the continued risk of mixing religious themes and how they apply to business principles, today I am introducing an underlying theme that will continue through the next several weeks.


The Snooze Alarm Has Gone OFF.


Several years back, when I was carrying an iPod classic, I purchased a clock radio called an “iHome.” You have likely seen them or other similar models still around for the iPhones—they serve as a charging base for your iPod and will also play your music. They are great—and you can set your alarm to wake up to any iPod tune you wish. Like most clock radios these days (albeit the term “clock radio” seems a bit outdated), my iHome had a “snooze” button. In fact, it’s the largest button on the top of the console, so my slumbering hand can easily find it when the alarm goes off, and I am not quite ready to get up.


Fear of the Ball


Spring is now here and many of us may find ourselves spending quite a bit of our evening and weekend time watching our kids play baseball, softball and lacrosse, just to name a few. It reminds me of an indicent from a few years back…


What kind of leader was Jesus Christ?

What Kind of Leader Do You Choose to Be?


How do you make a difference in the world today? It seems like we’re always being challenged to become better leaders. But at a time where we can all impact the world in our own ways, why do we strive to be more like everyone else we know? What kind…



Do you work for a fair weather leader?

How to Work with a Fair Weather Leader


How do you work with a fair weather leader? Why this question should have entrepreneurs take stock of the people leading their teams today!


To Thine Own Self Be True


Perhaps there is no more fundamental ethical value pertinent to trustworthiness than honesty.



If You Can’t Say Something Nice…


Why is it that manners can some times go out the door when it comes to social media? It seems the rule “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all, ” is often ignored.