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“If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences will be. Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose, so never allow yourself to ever do anything that would damage your integrity.”

Forbes, 28 November 2012

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When the report of the Financial Services Royal Commission was handed down more than a year ago, it was a shock to the system. But have practices in finance or any other sector actually changed?

In evidence to the Commission, former Treasury Secretary and NAB chair Dr Ken Henry pondered whether the cause of business misconduct might be capitalism itself. “The capitalist model is that businesses have no responsibility other than to maximise profits for shareholders,” said Henry. The consequence of this mindset, he argued, is that customers are treated in an instrumental fashion: as a means to profit rather than as human beings with rights and interests. This same might be said for the environment, or animals. If profit is King, who or what plays the role of serf?

In this audio interview Professor Elizabeth Sheedy discusses the new study of unethical behaviour in major organisations she co-authored.

Radio National, 12 February 2020

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Billionaire Warren Buffett advises leaders when selecting top talent to most keenly value integrity of all traits.

“We look for three things when we hire people. We look for intelligence, we look for initiative or energy, and we look for integrity. And if they don’t have the latter, the first two will kill you, because if you’re going to get someone without integrity, you want them lazy and dumb.”

This article explored six fundamental traits embodied by leaders with integrity.

Inc, 6 February 2020

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What is ethical leadership, and why is it important? The Center for Ethical Leadership put it best when they said, “Ethical leadership is knowing your core values and having the courage to live them in all parts of your life in service of the common good.” Here are twelve different ways ethical leadership can make a positive impact on a business and why it’s so important.

Center for Management & Organization Effectiveness

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