3 Strategies to Be a More Ethical Leader

by Silvia Damiano on 30 May 2019

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For many, watching or reading about the news is a frustrating exercise. Ethics seems to have fallen by the wayside as we witness leaders who stand for and believe in things many people find abhorrent. Money, greed and power seem to drive many of these people, and perhaps it is time fo …

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Give Yourself Permission To Say “I Don’t Know”

by Silvia Damiano on 8 January 2019

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Leaders are often expected to have all the answers--right away and all the time. But, no single person can be an expert on everything. Knowledge gaps and unknown topics shouldn’t bring up feelings of dread. It’s okay to say “I don’t know”, even for leaders

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Learning To Not Be A ‘Yes’ Person

by Silvia Damiano on 6 November 2018

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When someone asks to pass the salt, it’s common courtesy to pass the salt. But what if someone asks you to type a report (that isn’t your responsibility), or to walk their dog (on your break), or to stay a little late to finish up (when you are salary & not hourly)? Do you automat …

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Who Is The Taskmaster - You Or Your Addictions?

by Silvia Damiano on 16 August 2018

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For many, addictions are taboo, and they aren’t spoken about. Alcoholism, drug abuse, eating disorders, gambling, working too much. All of these can negatively impact a person’s life and affect their ability to lead. Addictions can even alter someone’s ethical convictions. Facing an a …

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Hang On A Minute, I’m Not A Role Model

by Silvia Damiano on 5 December 2017


Many of us look to superstars as role models. Actors, musicians, artists, and other people who spend a lot of time in the limelight. Are these the people we should be looking up to?

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You Can't Just Talk The Talk Of Ethics

by Silvia Damiano on 25 July 2017

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In today's fast-paced, often cut-throat business environment, ethics is, maybe, not the first thing that comes to mind. If you turn on the news, you see examples of people in power abusing that power, and countless others suffering because of it

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Sometimes It’s Hard To Look In The Mirror

by Silvia Damiano on 6 July 2017

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When you get ready each morning, do you think about the upcoming day? Do you mull over the meetings you have, and paperwork yet to complete? Are you paying attention to yourself? Sure, you may look in the mirror to put on your makeup or to shave, but how often do you stop to look in t …

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Ethics – At The Centre Of Being Human

by Mark Hodgson on 19 September 2016


Have you ever thought about how little we generally think about ethics? In a world that many people feel is getting worse – one that has arguably lost its moral compass, we suspect and hope that this will change. When we see the Donald Trumps of our time go largely unchallenged, despi …

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