Faraci Lange, Gorbel receive 2019 ETHIE Awards

ROCHESTER, NY—The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation (RABEF) presented its 2019 ETHIE Awards on October 7, 2019 to Faraci Lange and Gorbel. The ETHIE recognizes businesses and organizations that do the right thing through strong ethical foundations, aspirations to high standards of business conduct, and the multifaceted nature of ethics in our daily lives. ETHIE: […]

Coffee and Conundrums: Ethics in the Office

During our April board meeting, Jennifer Allen from Insero & Co. brought an article from Harvard Business Review for our discussion: When Competition Between Coworkers Leads to Unethical Behavior. Elana Augustine, communications committee member, added to the discussion with the following on ethics in the office. Employees go to the office to do an honest day’s […]

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss”

During the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation’s January meeting, the Board of Directors discussed an article from the Harvard Business Review entitled, Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership. When are off-color jokes or stories of weekend antics acceptable? At what point do they cross the line? Sometimes it […]

Keltner’s Power Paradox

At our December 2018 board meeting, board member John D. Keiser, Associate Professor, the School of Business Administration & Economics at The College at Brockport shared some findings from Dacher Keltner’s book The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence (Penguin Press, 2016). We’ve all witnessed incidents in which someone of higher stature belittles someone in a lower position.  It could […]

2018 ETHIE Finalists Announced

Rochester, NY—The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation (RABEF) announced the finalists for its 2018 ETHIE Awards. The ETHIE recognizes businesses and organizations that do the right thing through strong ethical foundations, aspirations to high standards of business conduct, and the multifaceted nature of ethics in our daily lives. RABEF plans to honor the ETHIE recipients […]

The Heart of a Good Business is Good Ethical Practices

According to Joseph Potchen, an attorney and visiting professor at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, “Few areas cause more harm in the business community than when businesses lack an ethical foundation. Most people would agree that having good ethics is important. However, it’s when people lose sight of proper ethical behavior that the […]

Tap Into Trust – Press Release

“Consumers are increasingly demanding trust, and businesses are responding. To maintain long-term, positive stakeholder relationships, leaders must make trust an intentional organizational imperative.” Barbara Brooks Kimmel, CEO and Cofounder of Trust Across America-Trust Across the World. RABEF is proud to endorse the new initiative of Trust Across America-Trust Across the World, the Million Taps Campaign. […]

Trust Across America Announces Trust Council

Last week the Trust Across America: Trust Around the World organization announced a “Trust Council” of 12 top worldwide experts in the field of Trust Thought Leadership in honor of their 10th anniversary in April. Stephen M.R. Covey, who spoke at a joint meeting in Rochester in 2008 is on the list as is Bob […]

A Framework for Ethical Decision Making

By Alan Ziegler In today’s #MeToo world, when a host of claims can surface about an individual’s past misconduct, sexual harassment or abuse of power, it can be difficult to discern the truth. While it’s critical to give victims a voice, and the attention that these long-standing issues deserve, it is also a moral imperative […]

The Ethics of Everyday Life

By Kara Martin As we put the final touches on this past year’s holiday season, long after the tree Christmas tree has been moved to the curb and the decorations have been packed away for their 10-month hibernation and the bills are the only remnants of the fun that was had, it seems like a […]