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Quick Takes: We Need an Ethics Czar

Bruce Weinstein, writing in Business Week proposes to add an Ethics Czar.

...there is one kind of problem the Obama Administration has yet to tackle, even though it may be the most pervasive one of all. It is a distressing issue about which everyone complains but no one has been able to address effectively: The widespread failure of our leaders—and the rest of us—to take ethics seriously. ...

I therefore propose my top nominee for Ethics Czar: You.


Weinstein gives six ways that we can live ethically.

A CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ETHICS CZARS

1. LEAD BY EXAMPLE

2. PRAISE GENEROUSLY

3. CRITICIZE TO BUILD UP, NOT BREAK DOWN

4. BE KIND, UNWIND

5. PUNISH FAIRLY

6. IF IT IS TO BE, IT'S UP TO THEE

I think this is a pretty good list. His whole perspective certainly fits with my view that more than ever local rules. Read the whole article.

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