These are troubling times for ethical people. Especially in light of the history we are watching unfold before our eyes. Last week we watched a live Senate hearing for a sitting Judge who was accused of sexual assault. The Senate Judicial Committee is trying to determine if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is suitable to be confirmed to the Supreme Court – the highest court in the land. This court was created to provide checks and balances – a division of power between the other two branches of government. As such it is expected to have Justices who can impartially judge cases and apply the law objectively. We witnessed a miracle: Compromise from our elected officials. It is a Rare thing to →
Archive for 2018
An experiment on “joining a cult” leads to “AHA moment” on the key to closing sales.
15 years ago I was sitting on the couch, trying to decide if I wanted to start my own business or go back into a corporate job. I had been laid off and the company graciously paid for 6 months of outplacement services which was about to run out. And as I sat there staring at the ceiling, asking what I should do, the phone rang. It was my friend Connie, needing help and a friend to talk to. I remember the moment clearly, because that phone call was the answer to my question, and so my coaching business was launched. I told Connie what was going on and she offered to pay me. I did not even know what →
Our children spoke today – 3/24/2018. 1 million children descended on Washington DC to protest gun violence and demand that our elected officials take action to change the law. Were you listening? There were more people marching today compared to President Trump’s inauguration day. And the children didn’t just march in D.C. They marched in New York, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, and even here in Phoenix. Their voices screamed “Enough is Enough”. And they are right. As one young person said, it’s not a legal issue, it’s a moral issue. The children are demanding change. And they’re calling BS on anyone who is failing to do their jobs and represent the will of the people. We’ve been dealing with gun →
Ethics. The word is everywhere. On every TV show, on every newscast, on billboards everywhere, in magazines… Everywhere. Yes, Ethics is top of mind… It is taking Center Stage. Finally. But maybe not for the right reasons. Once upon a time I was told to “lose the word Ethics” because it was unpopular and had a negative connotation. I refused. To me, creating and following strong ethical values is one of the most important actions each of us has the choice to make, and I teach people how to solve ethical dilemmas by understanding the underlying values embedded in the concept of ethics. The word Ethics still has a negative connotation to some, but now it’s being used to →