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Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:21:39 -0500


Fraud Detection and Prevention in Financial Reporting - Is It the Auditors' Responsibility?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:00:03 -0600

The detection and prevention of fraud in financial reporting has always been left at the door steps of auditors by many business owners, after all they are paid to audit the books. But is that really their responsibilities? or do business owners have a responsibility too for such too?

Future Job: Ethical Technology Advocate

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:11:21 -0600

Ethical Technology Advocates are going to be mankind 's go betweens with a wave of robots and artificial intelligence programs which will be helping to operate our complex and connected community by 2025. Certainly one of their crucial tasks is to negotiate the delicate relationship of ours with the robots by setting up the ethical and moral regulations to which the devices - as well as the makers of theirs - operate simply exist.

The Basics of Best Practices

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:33:06 -0600

When small entities do business, they (we!) must try harder. Developing and maintaining a sterling reputation that creates a trusted brand that generates good word-of-mouth and referrals is how we succeed in business. Delivering excellent products and services every time is a must, but there are additional factors that play important roles. Instituting the quality control procedures collectively known as "Best Practices" as the basis of our operations protocols is a smart thing to do.

Global Business Practices: Kant and the Bhagavad Gita

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:14:44 -0600

The paper uses a conceptual analysis as the basis for future empirical testing. The respective contribution of John Rawls (Thomas Pogge) and the Bhagavad Gita to academic and practitioner literature is examined before key traits on corporate social responsibility that are common in both documents are collated. These features are then investigated on their practical application to business. Based on the research gaps and shortcomings identified, new areas for further research are recommended.

Principled Reasoning and Ethical Decisions

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:50:22 -0600

This article will walk an employer and employee through the steps to ethical decision making. Having a process in place helps companies maintain the ethical standards they want.

Happy Life - Does This Require Affluence?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:14:59 -0600

Many people assume that having lots of money makes a person happy. But there are reasons to believe that seeking a high income is pursuing an illusion.

A New Business Guide to Going Green

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:08:15 -0500

Many businesses just getting started are finding that the competition for attention on the web is fierce. And these businesses are finding that by going green, they are displaying their corporate responsibility, but they are also finding that there are financial benefits to going green.

Flat Tire - Didn't Show Up to Work

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:04:20 -0500

I was recently asked to call a potential client at his office. When the day came for me to reach out to this person, I made the phone call. His secretary, Carmen, answered the phone on the second ring, and I asked for Dan...

The Future of Ethics and Morals

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:53:39 -0500

In his essay "Perpetual Peace," the German philosopher Immanuel Kant talked about the importance for each country to come together and join forces in a "league of nations" whose sole objective would be to ensure their peaceful coexistence. According to Kant, the governments are morally obligated to pursue peace and collaborate with other nations to ensure perpetual order. Kant's ideal and the need for a set of rules to govern our self-interested behaviors are now more evident than ever before.

What Constitutes an Ethical Company?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:12:17 -0500

I wanted to explore the meaning behind the word 'ethical' in this day and age, and how some companies manage to slip through the net using marketing tactics. So, what is considered an ethical company in this day and age?

How to Run an Ethical Business

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:41:10 -0500

I want to address the subject of the damage we can do to our business unless we diligently follow ethical practices and treat our clients as our first priority. I have noticed that clients appear to have been relegated to 'nuisance' status in some companies - people either to be ignored or put on hold until a more convenient time.

Truth and Statistics - Some Food for Thought

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:28:15 -0500

Now I'm not saying statistics are generated with a deliberate intent to mislead. But even if they are interpreted incorrectly by the receiver of the statistical information, you have failed in your job to use the statistic to impart accurate and usable information that could be acted on by the consumer ingesting the statistic. This article discusses statistical images we view online and how we have to be careful as marketers and business people how we read them and how we present them to others.

What You Need To Know About Business Ethics

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:51:55 -0500

While the decisions in business are made by individuals or groups of people, they have been shown to be greatly influenced by the culture in the company. Benefits of business ethics It's important for any business to have ethics. The benefits include: Attract customers: When customers know that your business is reputable, they buy more products and services from you.

News Flash, LinkedIn Is NOT a Dating Site

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:15:07 -0500

Lord, where do I even Start with this one! My fellow ladies. I'm disappointed and utterly disgusted. Why? Because LinkedIn has become an online version of a New York City street.

Why Giving Value Is The Key To Your Online And Even Offline Business Success

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 13:51:42 -0500

If you are an internet marketer or business owner, you probably heard many gurus telling you that you need to have a right mindset before doing anything. As in believing that you can and not be distracted by negative stuff. While that is true, I like to point out something else that is even more critical and profound which is giving value to people and why it is the key to your online and even offline success critically and fundamentally.

Global Ethics on Human Embryo Research

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:40:20 -0500

International law is increasingly focused on the drafting of a universal regulation on human embryo research for preserving the human right to health. The protagonists of Global Bioethics are of the opinion that without international institutions with enforcing powers, it is not easy to address the issue of international regulation for human embryo research. This article addresses the issues concerning bioethics.

2 Important Qualities Of A Responsible Employee

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:26:58 -0600

This article is about two qualities that are necessary for employees to have when they are hired by a company to work for them. Employees must perform their jobs to the best of their ability and to be able to get along with their managers and co-workers. Being a responsible employee also means acting ethically.

How To Be An Employee That Employers Would Like To Have

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:27:39 -0600

This article addresses nine important personal qualities to have in the workplace that will make employers want to have you working in their company. Special attention is also given in this article as to how to act as a responsible and ethical employee. The information is useful for all kinds of business professionals.

Explaining The Corporate Social Responsibility Movement

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:48:13 -0600

Do you ever wonder what a company means when they say their product is "Sustainably Sourced?" Have you read any articles lately that are talking about things such as "Benefit Corporations," or "Fair Trade," and it has peaked your curiosity? I myself have been witnessing quite a few terms being used these days to describe a business model. Such as Social Purpose, Benefit Corporation, Corporate Responsibility, Ethical Capitalism, Mission Driven, etc. I am sure there are many more. The bottom line for all of these names are the same: Harnessing the power of business to do good in this world.

Our Top 38 Political Agenda

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:47:01 -0600

This article presents a 38 item agenda for our nation's leaders. It is a thoughtful, well balanced, and sane political agenda.

Using Proper Social Media Etiquette for Business

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:32:01 -0600

Social media etiquette for business is critical to your success. The chances are great that you are already doing most of what would be considered proper etiquette. You may have to adjust some minor things that didn't occur to you before but it really is no big deal.

Getting Rid Of Political Corruption in Washington DC - The Way to Clean House In Government?

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 06:51:34 -0600

How is it possible to drain the swamp in American Politics? I sometimes wonder if that is even possible. My personal view is, yes, I'd like to drain the swamp too, I just want to drain the left-side of the swamp first, not sure how that would work. Back in late 2015 we discussed the issues with political corruption at our think thank and how to go about it, we determined it was necessary to 'clean house' or what Donald Trump calls; draining the swamp.

Harmful Bugs To Development: Poor Attitudes Towards Work

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:46:26 -0600

An age-long setback to societal, national and global development has been poor work ethics exhibited by employees at workplaces. These workers who are the blood of every industry or institution are accountable for the achievement and/or progression of the set goals of the company which eventually leads to the attainment of national development. Any lackadaisical attitude on their part would ultimately affect the development of the nation. This article pinpoints the poor work ethics that are the contributing factors to the redundancy at workplaces and offers suggestions on how they can be addressed.

Practice What You Preach - Business Culture

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:13:42 -0500

Ultimately a good brand must have certain qualities to be viable over a long period of time. Essentially the brand must be easy to recall or memorable for consumers to associate a particular product or service with it. A brand should speak about the creator and represent his core values like integrity, confidence, trust, aesthetics, charisma, strength to name a few.

Three Things That Every Growing Company Needs

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:51:26 -0500

As the owner of a new and developing business, you probably have your hands full dealing with marketing campaigns, web outreach and general, and ongoing company operations. There are, however, three things that you should always have in action throughout the start-up phase and beyond. These are measures that will protect the financial health of your organisation by supporting growth and promoting consistency in your profits.

Why You Should Have an Unsubscribe Link in Your Emails?

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:53:24 -0500

Email campaigning is one of the cheapest and effective way to get quality leads/enquiry for any industry, if you target them rightly:) Year after year there is no much replacement happened for email marketing. Let me share one of the important factor which one should be taking care in Email marketing services.

Reasons Why You Need To Have A Daily Work Plan

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:12:58 -0500

Daily Work Plan is a document which explains what an individual intends to do at specific times of the day. All artists must have a work plan that outlines specific times and activities they would like to embark on every day. This work plan should be put in writing to prevent any essential thing being forgotten or prevent afterthoughts. A daily work plan is very important in many ways.

How You Know If You Can Trust A Company's Ratings

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:55:49 -0500

Today consumers have the most power and variety when choosing products or service providers that suit their needs. With the rise of social media, cell phones, apps, internet search and review engines -and other modern advance- we now have access to all the referential information we need to choose one business over an other and rate a company. In the case of consumers, using reviews to make decisions is a huge advantage, one that many businesses are willing to harness to their benefit. After a transaction, emails beg you to rate a company immediately. Unfortunately, with the creation of information we also have misinformation. As market places become more crowded and competitive, some questionable companies have turned to using less reliable review sites, or have decided to spread misinformation themselves-all in an attempt to win over unsuspecting customers. So what can you do about it? Here are some tips on how to know if you can trust a company's ratings.

Who Had More Ethics, Democrats or Republicans?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:43:17 -0500

Luckily, all of my five closest neighbors are true Americans who believe in the Constitution, the United States and the freedoms and liberties we stand for - thus, they are all Republicans or Libertarians leaning right (I am one of the latter). Unfortunately, speaking out and exercising your right to free speech isn't so easy in Southern California. My neighbors have had political signs for local Republican politicians stolen off their property or vandalized. I've had signs stolen, stakes broken and signs knocked over - sometimes early in the morning, sometimes after dark.

Business and the Christian

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:21:20 -0500

In today's cut-throat world of business where the line between right and wrong is thinly drawn, one wonders if it is at all possible for a Christian to be a good businessperson without the compromising of faith and morals. What was dishonest and dirty and unacceptable only a few years ago has become praiseworthy today. What was distasteful and improper has now become the norm and it is in this world that we as Christians have to make a living without compromising our values.

Husband And Wife Business Partnership: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:15:50 -0500

Partnerships in business have caveats that must be considered. A husband and wife team is no exception and this article will look at some factors that need to be put into consideration.

How to Be an Environmentally Friendlier Business

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:12:41 -0500

Top tips on how businesses can work to reduce the effect they have on the environment. How they can try to change the attitudes within their businesses to promote long term changes.

Why the 1% Percenters Are Better Than You

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:29:04 -0500

A lot of anger is directed toward the 1 percenters. However, they are clearly better than you and I'll explain why.

Ethics in the Year 2016

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:21:48 -0500

Are ethical standards different for different people, classes, or cultures? After watching the current political environment I must say we need a dialog on ethics and ethical behavior.

Importance Of Heart And Soul In Business Success

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:48:42 -0500

Sometimes, success cannot be measured in statistics and numbers. One has to look at what a person has deep down. This article will explain the important of such an intangible characteristic.

Complaint Letter to Human Resources

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:58:24 -0500

Employed staff always needs to write a letter to the Human Resource Department to document any serious issue in the workplace. It not only alerts the HR Department, but also provides a record of the certain complaint. When the complaint is written in a positive way and has no grammar issues, it is likely to be responded as well.

Business Partnership: Is It For Me Or Not?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:21:49 -0500

There are many issues concerning whether people should go on their own or have someone else run the business with them. This article will not suggest, but merely explore the different considerations involved in having whether you should have a business partner or not.

Should You Bend The Rules For A Specific Customer?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:06:49 -0500

For this particular article, I will focusing on lowering prices for a prospective customer if they ask you to. It is never an easy decision to make because you want to preserve the integrity of the business, but you also want to make a sale. Unlike other articles, this article will not take a side, but argue the pros and cons involved on each side.

Benefits Of Working With Competition

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:26:58 -0500

Competition can be a good or bad thing depending on your business type and goals. But there are benefits to working with your competitors. This article will explain some of those benefits, but they may not always be applicable to your business type.

How To Avoid Temptation For Dishonesty For Your Small Business

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:25:35 -0500

Temptation is always a difficult thing to avoid because of its strong allure. However, it's important to understand that falling into the temptation for dishonesty in business will hurt you in the long run. This article will explain how to avoid such temptation.

Strongest Work Ethics Every Business Must Have

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:43:18 -0500

If you wish your business to achieve success, here are work ethics you need to instill in your team. They are guaranteed to drive you towards progress.

Business Concepts Have Changed Over the Years

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 06:43:47 -0500

From the age of nineteen years I have not worked for a boss. This was the time that my career took a steep curve away from my ambitions and led me to a new path in life led by my spirituality. Most of my life until that point had been geared towards a medical degree and neurosurgery, my preferred branch of that discipline.

Make Sure That Your Private Investigations Firm Offers These Services

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:19:41 -0500

There are many reasons why an individual or a company might want to hire a private detective agency, ranging from proving spouse infidelity to running background checks on potential employees. Whatever the reason for hiring a private detective, it is important to ensure that the firm that you choose offers certain services.

You, Your Business & Corporate Social Responsibility

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:44:49 -0500

This article reflects the obligation of organizations to take an active part in improving our society. You will learn to design and delegate so the community thrives when your employees volunteer.

Effective Ways To Motivate Employees

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:55:17 -0500

It is always important to motivate employees so that they will do their best. This article will present some fresh perspectives on ways in which you can effectively motivate employees.

How To Handle An Unhappy Employee In A Small Business Setting

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:44:13 -0500

It is never fun to deal with a disgruntled employee, but every business has to go through it. This article will discuss some ways to deal with an unhappy employee in order to rectify the situation to the best extent possible.

Why A Co-Worker Dispute Can Be A Positive Thing For Your Business

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:35:43 -0500

Disputes between co-workers is always an issue that gives management an issue. This article will explain the positives involved in a dispute.

Our Minimum Wage Issues and an Alternative

Tue, 31 May 2016 09:54:36 -0500

As the years go by and humanity continues to grow, we are seeing great debates and arguments about many different issues and problems we are facing as a nation. One of those arguments is currently about the minimum wage, and to what level it should be hiked up, if at all. The biggest problem we actually face is this "one size fits all" solution we try to apply to everything.

Wake Up to Bias

Tue, 31 May 2016 07:01:32 -0500

I am committed to ALL people - so how could I hold biases? Except, I do, like we all do. It is part of the normal human condition to judge, assess and see where we fit in. We do, after all, have a tribe mentality- always looking to belong.

How To Compete With Other Small Businesses Ethically

Tue, 31 May 2016 06:56:23 -0500

Competition in business is always hard because of the cut-throat environment. But there are ways to compete effectively and in ways that will preserve the integrity of your business.

Avoid Bad Business Partners

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:44:22 -0500

Avoid becoming a victim of a Business Partner. Be aware of those who you establish business partnerships with and avoid those who want to screw you.

The Importance Of Courage In A Business

Mon, 23 May 2016 06:52:20 -0500

Courage is often a tough virtue to obtain. Nonetheless, it holds a very important role in business and hopefully this article will demonstrate why.

The Importance Of Patience In A Business

Mon, 09 May 2016 06:31:37 -0500

Patience is a virtue that's been preached for centuries, but is often hard to have. This article will help illustrate the importance of having patience when it comes to building a business and helping it be successful.

How To Write An Effective Contract For Your Business

Mon, 09 May 2016 06:25:18 -0500

Whenever you sell long term services, you must always have a contract. This article will help illustrate some of the recommendations in writing an effective contract so that you avoid ambiguities.

The Importance Of Honesty In Business

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:40:13 -0500

Honesty is always important in business. This article will discuss a few reasons you might not have thought of when considering honesty and its impact in business success.

Characteristics Of A Genuine Business Owner

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 06:56:49 -0600

Business integrity and honesty are always important. Hopefully, reading this article will give you a better understanding in what to look for in a genuine business owner.

How To Look Out For Fraudulent SEO Businesses

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 06:53:38 -0600

It's always hard to avoid scams and other fraud dealers that may be out there. The SEO industry is one that is booming with business dealers who will make outlandish guarantees or charge unusual amounts of money for their services. The purpose of this article is to help you identify those businesses.

Strategy on Maintaining Ethical Behavior

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:52:01 -0600

Ethical behavior, what is it and can it be maintained; is it possible? Can an individual lose their ethical values and morals simply by doing their required duties at work? Professionals within an organization may assume all their employees are ethical and continue to increase their values morally but over a period of time ethical behavior can be lost in the day to day rift of our society especially when top management is continually pushing deadlines on employees that can't be reached.

Are Organisational Integrity Issues Damaging Your Business?

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:37:40 -0600

While discussing service experiences recently it was apparent that a lack of organisational integrity is regrettably now commonplace in many organisations, representing a significant personal and organisational cost for customers, suppliers and employees. Using the author's recent experience I briefly examine possible causes and areas for improvement.

What Makes Your Business Successful?

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:48:34 -0600

In order for any business to be successful, you must put ethics first and foremost. This means staying with what really works and staying away from what doesn't work. This isn't as easy as it seams as you will see from the article. However, it can be achieved.

Do Floridians Know About Phosphate Production's Many Hazards?

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:05:09 -0600

Florida residents seem to be unaware of the phosphate industry's wastewater treatment practices. Historically, Florida's phosphate industry wastewater treatment is not sufficient and is causing environment impacts adjacent to industry facilities.

Florida's Springs Algae Growth Issue, the Phosphate Industry Displays Poor Environmental Stewardship

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:28:32 -0600

Abnormal algae growth in Florida's local aquifers and springs is a sign of an ill aquatic ecosystem. Phosphorus and nitrogen pollutants are known to cause abnormal algae growth. Florida's phosphate strip mining industry is a significant source of both of these pollutants in local ecosystems, aquifers and spring systems.

Florida, Phosphate, and Phosphogypsum

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:05:32 -0600

Historically, the phosphate industry in Riverview Florida "stacks" their waste in huge mounds called phosphogypsum stacks, "gypstacks". The gypstack mound holds radioactive materials such as Uranium and other heavy metals along with large volumes of sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, and a phosphate slurry mix. Phosphogypsum is hazardous waste produced in fertilizer production from strip mined phosphate in Florida.

Better Business Etiquette

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:12:27 -0600

When you have a business, you want to always want to present yourself in the best possible way. Even when you are faced with a difficult situation, it is still important to put approach the situation with respect and gratitude. With the proper business etiquette, you will show your clients and customers that you are professional and ready to work for them in a constructive manner. Furthermore, proper business mannerisms is essential for employee retention.

EPA Disrespected by Florida's Politicians Concerning Phosphate Radiation

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:10:31 -0600

Summary - Florida's elected officials along with phosphate mining officials butt heads with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over radioactively contaminated soils. It appears the EPA is out gunned in this battle for "money over environmental health concerns for thousands of unsuspecting Florida residents."

Ethical Engineering Practices

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:31:56 -0600

Engineering jobs are not always solely about engineering. Engineering functions were traditionally focused on building something using different variations of math and science. These jobs have recently transformed into combining more business functions.

Motivational Blindness: What It Is, and How to Avoid It

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:27:01 -0600

Business is booming. You're enjoying good growth and profitability. Do you really need to keep track of the small details? After all, if your company is currently operating like a well-oiled machine, the tendency is to not be a through checking check the nuts and bolts, right?

Non-Compete Contracts, Ethical or Not?

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 16:33:08 -0600

According to Investors Business Daily, the beauty industry is expected to grow from $68.7 Billion in 2012 to $81.7 Billion in 2017, or an increase of 19.8%. This rapidly expanding industry includes several main service platforms to including hair, nails, body waxing, facials and massage. This substantial sales growth will provide countless opportunities for existing business to expand and new business entrants into the market place.

Defining Integrity

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:06:28 -0500

This being my 100th article on EzineArticles I felt a reflection on integrity would be a good topic. I have learned much about myself over the last 99 articles and I came to learn very early on that if your going to write it and suggest your readers live by it that I too must do the same.

Ethical Behavior in Business Dealings

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:20:45 -0500

In building our character and credibility we must adhere to a certain sense of ethics. Ethics is generally referred to as a person's aptitude or ability to stay in tuned with their moral compass or their inner understanding of right or wrong. Although, it is commonly used there are various understandings of ethics

Lying Commerce

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:25:55 -0500

There is much brainwashing going on in commerce to make people part with their money. Buyers often are fooled into believing that a good deal has come their way, while it is either a scheme or an exaggerated product or service. The best advise is: Learn to think for yourself!

Starting A Verbal Answer With a Pause Can Sometimes Indicate Story Fabrication or a Lie

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 05:56:18 -0500

It is hard to tell if someone is not telling the truth, especially if you cannot hear their voice or see them to look at their body language. Some psychologists teach investigators and micro-expression analysts that pauses in speech or the use of certain words at the lead in of a sentence are a good indication that a lie is being told or about to be uttered. Let's discuss this shall we?

People Listen With Their Eyes, So, What Are They Hearing?

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:56:55 -0500

What do people really listen to? Not what one says but what one does! Why? Are the values that an organization "preaches" really what people do? If not, the values and their importance are cheapened and questioned. If behavior is not the result of embracing one's corporate values, then understand that it is in the behavior that affirms or destroys credibility, trust and loyalty.

The Ethics of Your Business

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:08:05 -0500

I've been hearing quite a bit lately about companies and their ethical beliefs and trainings. Unfortunately, most companies do not do nearly enough to fully integrate ethics into their workers. A one hour seminar, if even, once every two years just will not do it anymore.

Florida's Residents Take FIPR Awarness Survey on the Phosphate Industry in Florida

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:03:52 -0500

Florida residents take FIPR survey on the detrimental environmental effects caused by the Florida phosphate strip mining industry in Florida's Peace River Watershed. Overall, Florida's citizens seem to be unaware of the phosphate strip mining industries environmental catastrophes in surrounding counties, based on the FIPR survey. The people living in the area near phosphate strip mines seem unaware of the environmental tragedy just minutes from their door step.

Free Online Purchases - Pay Only Shipping and Handling - Are You Being Taken Advantage of?

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:53:29 -0500

It's important to read the fine print when making purchases online. Failure to do so can lead to frustration and financial setback.

Working Environment: Good Practice

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:21:25 -0500

Building a business with good practices and examples can be beneficial both internally and externally. Good practice internally ensures good communication, staff commitment and smooth running of the organisation. Externally helps others identify with the company and or brand, lead by example and even recognition of techniques that another business may want to emulate or incorporate into their business.

Why Manners Are Important in Business

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:48:56 -0500

Not replying to communication from another business person is unacceptable and rude. In fact, it borders on ignorance. If someone asks you to get in touch, the least you can do is have the courtesy to reply.

We All Do It - What Does It Cost Us?

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:47:29 -0500

Gossip! We love it! Multi-billion dollar industries come from it. And gossip is costly- jobs, careers, relationships, self-esteem. What are some viable alternatives?

Florida's Mining Dilemma

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:46:24 -0500

Phosphate Strip Mines Southwest central Florida's springs, rivers, aquifers, (aquifer is defined as ground water supplying water for wells, springs, etc.) and the old swimming holes, are being destroyed. Who or what is destroying southwest central Florida's natural springs, aquifer systems, and the old swimming hole like no other? The Bone Valley region, also known as the Peace River Watershed, is located in southwest central Florida, about 30 miles east of the Tampa Bay Area. The Peace River Watershed includes portions of present-day Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties where phosphate is mined for use in the production of agricultural fertilizer. Florida currently contains the largest known deposits of phosphates in the United States.

Mind Your Business Manners

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:27:25 -0500

In business, manners make you money! The concept of etiquette in business is even more important now due to our ever-increasing forms of social media and online platforms. If you are a business owner you always need to remember you are representing your brand no matter where you are or what time of day that it is. As a business owner you have to remember that you are never "really" off the clock.

Before Taking Advice From Someone

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:00:38 -0500

There's no shortage of people who will tell you what you should do in your business. The problem with listening to unsolicited (and even solicited) advice is that often those doling out their thoughts have no idea what's involved with your decision.

Is Plagiarism Prevalent and Is There a Way to Prevent It?

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:46:43 -0500

"Thou Shalt Not Steal"; one of the 10 commandments. Stealing still remains prevalent. What's also common though different is stealing of ideas by both advertising folks as well as clients.

Business Ethics - Maintaining The Mindset Of An Ethical Business Owner

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:22:51 -0500

Running a business isn't easy and there may be times that compromising business practice integrity can appear to have immediate rewards. Do not be tempted. Ethical business practices win in the long run. There are simple ways to maintain the reputation of good business ethics.

An Advertiser's Responsibility To Respect Social Sensitivities

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:48:51 -0500

An advertiser is required to produce advertisements to market and promote the product(s) of the firm he is employed by. The medium of advertisement can be print, electronic, or the most current medium, social media. However, it is not easy to advertise any product or service and there is a heavy responsibility of following number of guidelines and requirements that apply to the entire advertising industry.

Ethics and Leadership

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:01:29 -0500

It is fair to say that financial and cooperate institutions are not the only business segments in our society to undergo scandals. Nonetheless, due to the exploitation of natural resources, food shortages, poverty, pandemics, pollution, and terrorism; a number of growing experts view these dilemmas as contributing to the ethical decline of our business establishments. The past and current scandals in our business world legitimize this view. Many believe that our preoccupation with success and wealth bolsters this argument.

Life Is Not About Money - Money Just Gives You Choices

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:28:25 -0600

For example, poor people have to travel by public bus. Rich people can go in a car or on a jet, or they can go by bus, they have the choice. That is what money is for, to give you choices. There is more to success than having freedom of choice, sincerity in appreciation is more than it seems on the surface, and we shall explore it here...

Business Ethics Is a Moral Responsibility

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:37:48 -0600

Financial managers have a responsibility to the stakeholders and shareholders of the company to uphold a high ethical standard. Companies no matter what the size are destined to fail if financial managers manipulate the system. Should they fail, the impact has a ripple effect and essentially trust is lost causing long-term damage for years to come.

What Businesses Can Learn From the Golden Rule

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:55:08 -0600

The golden rule is a principle that that enlightened businesses will adopt. The sales-centric marketing approach was focused on selling at all costs. Enlightened marketers realises that an ethical approach to marketing is more likely to retain customers. Furthermore, these customers are more likely to recommend to other people companies who have met their needs.

Domiciliary Care and the Synergy Between Enlightened Self Interest and Social Responsibility

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:53 -0600

Introduction - How would managers of businesses or business owners answer the question: why are you in business? Would their answer differ depending upon who was asking the question? Would any be bold enough to answer that they're in business to make money and that there is nothing wrong with making a profit?

Wokplace Bullying Is Not a Cost Effective Management Strategy

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:25:51 -0600

Today's headlines share a common theme: Abuse of power and bullying isn't just on the playground. It's a prominent issue in the workplace A renewed commitment to accountability can impact everything from your personal life to your company's bottom line. Intimidation, bullying and ego is not a cost effective management strategy.

What Is a "Right" Decision?

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:30:38 -0600

When we're faced with those ambiguous choices where the "right" path is unclear or will produce some painful consequences, where do we turn? First and foremost, we must turn to our own code of conduct, the values and ethics we regard as important to us personally.

Managing and Leading Ethical Decision Making in Creating the Well-Living Workplace (Focus)

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:33:01 -0600

In today's workplace, ethical decision-making is at the core of leading and managing. Upon reflection, over the past few months where have you been challenged in your ethical decision-making? To assist you in answering this question five ethical dilemmas and a simple decision making process are presented. Most importantly, in taking action based on ethical decision making, does the action you've chosen pass the twelve-year-old test?

The Honeywell Wellnes Program: How the Wrong Kind of Incentives Can Do More Harm Than Good

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:50:06 -0600

Introduction - Honeywell International has been in the news lately - with the focus on its employee wellness program. Ordinarily, this would be a good thing - a bit of favorable PR for initiatives designed to promote the health of its workforce. Sounds like a win for company managers and shareholders alike.

Unconscious Bias and the Shortage of Blacks in Top Management of Corporate America

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:50:34 -0600

Although African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans represent roughly 30 percent of the population, they fill only 3 percent of senior management positions at American corporations, according to Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a minority recruitment and development group. Don Thompson of McDonald's is one of only six black CEOs of a Fortune 500 company. According to David Thomas, a Harvard Business School professor who studies the issue, "People of color who start at the same time as an equivalent white person have less of a chance of being at the top echelon in 20 years.

Shakespeare, Ethics and Common-Sense

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:01:17 -0500

If Shakespeare was alive today, he would probably already have penned a tragedy reflecting the lack of ethics as continuously reflected in procurement activities world-wide. "To take or not to take -- that is the question. If I get discovered, I might suffer slings and arrows, however I might have amassed an outrageous fortune. There may be a sea of troubles it may cause, yet I can always (with lawyers) oppose and thereby end them!"

How You Respond (or Don't) Says a Lot About You!

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:48:43 -0500

There are several things that bug me and one is bad manners, but I am not referring to the rude person in a social setting, but rather the bad manners in the online world. I have interactions as a customer and also as the operator of my own business that very often make me cringe, or just say to myself "Why?

Do Your Values Match Your Employer's

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:54:48 -0500

I believe that a balanced look at your fit with a potential employer should be a part of your employment considerations. If you are totally unaligned with your new employer's core values then it is unlikely that you will be very content, no matter what you are being paid, or how short your commute is!

How Seattle Property Management Is Understanding Micro-Apartments

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:10:50 -0500

The Seattle demographics have changed as there is high demand for economic housing in the trendy localities. This has not augured well with the neighborhood as they are opposing the construction of the smallest and highly controversial homes, the micro apartments.

The Prism of Ethics in the Workplace and Its Contributions to Workplace Violence

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:15:32 -0500

This article outlines one aspect of how ethics influence workplace violence. The article also outlines how different levels of management can can contribute to organizational cultures in order to prevent Work Place Violence.