A company cannot be compliant if the CEO is not 100% behind the end goal of compliance… as well as the measures in place to get there. We’ve found five articles that demonstrate the benefits of compliance at the top as well as the downside of a non-compliant CEO.
Show Don’t Tell: How Leaders Need to Drive Compliance
Author Ben Dipietro spoke to the chief compliance director and senior executive counsel at General Electric as well as the chief ethics and compliance officer at Dell to understand how their companies approach compliance. They both said “establishing the proper ethical culture” the CEO and other leaders within the organization is what will set the tone for the rest of the company. When leadership sets an example the rest of the workforce knows what is expected of them to be successful at their company.
Study Shows Virtues, not Vices, Lead to More Effective Political Leadership
A group of researchers from University of California, Berkeley studied 151 members of the U.S. Senate for 9 years to see how certain traits “convert power into influence.” Their conclusion? Those with virtuous traits were more likely to gain support from others in congress while those with less than admirable traits did not.
The Vital Traits of an Ethical Leader
Looking back on the ethical failures of 2015, most notably Volkswagen, the authors of this article, David Tuffly & Amy Antonio have come up with six traits that contribute to the making of an ethical leader and how those traits trickle down through an organization.
What to do When Your Boss Asks You to do Something Unethical or Illegal
It’s arguably one of the most difficult situations of anyone’s career… when they are asked to do something unethical. Here, Jacquelyn Smith suggests 12 steps to navigate these unfortunate circumstances.
Why Your Ethical Boss is Sometimes a Jerk
Sometimes that boss you respect and are willing to work hard for can also be a jerk. A new study from the University of Michigan found that ethical leaders can sometimes suffer from “moral licensing.” Maintaining a strong ethical standing and ensuring an entire department or company is doing right can lead to mental fatigue. The moral licensing comes in when, after managing the feat of doing good, bosses feel entitled to lash out employees in the following days.