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"steven mintz" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

Newsradio 830 WCCO

03:37 min | 9 months ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

"Lysol enough the the mouse is here the screens in the and I'm not kidding okay we got got my wife yep do not approach for the next folks coming in did they actually leave this thing open yeah well not the top was close but there was a white and a half that was sticking out the top so he's in a lot of dry out that's fine no one here knows how to actually clean so this is different for everybody people there's been a there's been a run on Clorox we can't leave that's why I tell my kids of the toilet paper they use like two squares my kids you need one square with your kids used to square is never a problem with that most kids use have a role now they're using the role they're using the whole thing okay and then they this one when the tub thank you hi Kevin how did that even happen the what about no that's yeah that's the bathroom right now how did that all happen it's good to semi attacks that we have here Corey will they have to implement restricting the number of people in the grocery store at a time I mean it might we don't know where this is going airports will they be locked down hard to say I think logically if you think of where we've come and where we're at logically does not seem like that's the next step if we can have fifty people the CDC is recommending strongly not fifty people in the same room well on a plane you're in a very small Roman you can't go anywhere the grocery stores is already happening around the world I don't Italy there live limiting yes yes you do you line up a certain distance apart you have to be a meter to apart he's lined up outside the store and they will let you win as room suffices Hey Corey let's take Larry's collar step further you the liberal media have made a case constantly to try and turn us against our president Donald Trump what you can't seem to figure out is that your only strengthening his in our position what's IT one with the liberal media I love it because in the next one is Corey you love president trump well yeah isn't it obvious liberal media who loves with not look this if you can think whatever you want to think but right now this is not a let's turn on the president for this thing this is a and we have to grieve really kept politics out of it came up in in our ethical discussion with Dr Steven Mintz if you want to catch that interview you can hit the rewind button radio dot com it'll bring it back to we'll go back to eleven oh seven you can hear that conversation we've kept politics out of this because it's much larger than that we should not be arguing about politics right now we should be banding together to find solutions and to keep each other up lifted during this time where it can be a real negative time so we've got politics out of this no one's going after anybody here Hey it's today's top three top.

"steven mintz" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

Newsradio 830 WCCO

08:03 min | 9 months ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

"For stability we look to our leaders for strength reassurance we look to them for a plan a strategy that they have our best interests in their minds that's what we look to our leaders some in this country depending on we like we don't like but some are doing better than others some are leading better than others and I think the best leaders the best leaders to me are people who they surround themselves with good people they have good advisors they listen to those advisers now ultimately they make what they feel is the best decision it's on them to make the decision but to have strong voices around you within put and listen to that input and then ultimately make the decision and you have to be decisive and in a perfect world you are your real authentic and giving some hope look at it look at what's happening in our country the governors in five states California Ohio Illinois Massachusetts Washington closed bars restaurants wineries to stop the slow to stop the spread of the coronavirus mayors and in major cities have done the same and that poses a lot of questions should they have the authority is it ethical for the government to shut down private businesses Dr Stephen manse is an author he's got a book out beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior he's on the centerpoint energy's home service plus hotline Dr Mintz good morning Hey thanks for thanks for speaking with us on this and I'll start with the question that I posed before yeah we see restaurants and bars being shut down schools now shut down here in Minnesota I guess where does the ethical responsibility lie in something like this the schools I think have to exercise personal responsibility they don't want to be in a situation where they're exposing young children to maybe staff or teachers who have the virus or made may be subject to getting the virus it doesn't seem to be transmitted readily from children the children of the nun who have come down with it but you know it's one of the situations where you want to be safe rather than sorry and one one state desert and other state does it may follow the lead and that's you know it's just very conservatively reproach the situation yeah N. N. as we've seen this thing unfold here over the last week what's been your impression of of what you've seen the next messages from the administration with president trump's saying too much no big deal this too will pass and the scientists saying no this is a serious matter we have to hunker down personally I think the reaction of the public is they believe the scientists and we have a lack of credibility from the administration and that's part of the reason the stock market is gyrating up and down they don't know what to do they don't know who to believe and they don't know what's coming next universal and personal responsibility we're we're asked to give up a lot of freedoms which is not a very positive thing people don't want that in the United States most people seem to seem to be taking it to heart but can you hear stories like you know people buying enough toilet paper to last to the end of the year and price gouging and that somebody getting on an airplane jet blue plane and they were waiting for the car coronavirus test so personal responsibility is a big issue was well yeah Dr men's what do you think about your you'd mention the leadership in president trump and kind of downplayed it he's done it a couple times where do you live in terms of you know what a leader has to get up there and make sure that there's not mass hysteria but it may be almost down play situations like that do they have a responsibility to come out and tell the the full truth yes absolutely it's kind of these truthful it's got to be credible and it needs to be complete transparency we don't need to be misled at this point having mixed messages and honesty is an ethical value maybe the most important ethical value and I think it's lacking and that's why you see some of the disruption in stores I know in California we've had some skirmishes in stores in Pasco and so on and these buying sprees that I mentioned before yeah let let me jump off that too he's doctor Stephen Manson's book beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior and if you want to learn more about him it's Steve men's ethics dot com what let let me ask you about the role that that social media has played in all this too I I've argued that this is this is the first major I mean obviously the first major pandemic we we've we've had in the social media era but but people seen those images and seen those videos now where where before you would you know you would have seen him they would have been on the local news but now we see him all all directly what's your what's your take on on what we've experienced here experiencing the pandemic in a social media world yeah yeah well everybody Sir tune to social media it has a great influence on how people react and yeah we're going to see these images because it's the news and some aspects of what people want to see but social media has a responsibility as well to put out the word sacks the true facts and provide information on what we should do as individuals to stay safe and our loved ones and I'm not sure there is enough of that going on yeah what do you think what do you think the is headed over the next couple of weeks if I don't if you don't mind me asking yeah well I think it's going to get worse before it gets better that certainly was the situation in China and I I guess what I worry about is whether our personal man is going to be restricted obviously don't do that in China but it's in the star Tate of government the second work that well here to be told you can't go from state to state and city to city curfews if they were put in place may not be capped and I think you mentioned at the outset restaurants closing bars close now in California that's a recommendation now it's not a requirement so I'm not sure the people are going to follow that but it's yeah it's it's I think has four to six weeks ago my opinion yeah before we start to see the end of it and we still have that curves gets flattened as everybody yep yep Dr Steven Mintz we appreciate the time and your insight thank you so much thank you for having me you can learn more about him Steve Mintz ethics dot com UP next what you talked about that curve I want I want to tell you if we don't do anything these projections get worse that's why were as for what we're being told to to stay in the quarantine let's sum in the end the projections are are pretty frightening in fact we heard him this morning let's sum let's get back into that that's when we come back it's Corey have a laugh hi it's Jamie progressives number one number two employee leave a message at the Hey Jimmy it's me Jamie this is your daily pep talk I know it's been rough going ever since people found out about your archipelagos Matt harmony but you will bounce back I mean you're the guy always helping people find coverage options with the name your.

Steven Mintz on the Topics of Ethics

Paul and Jordana

07:16 min | 9 months ago

Steven Mintz on the Topics of Ethics

"We look to our leaders for strength reassurance we look to them for a plan a strategy that they have our best interests in their minds that's what we look to our leaders some in this country depending on we like we don't like but some are doing better than others some are leading better than others and I think the best leaders the best leaders to me are people who they surround themselves with good people they have good advisors they listen to those advisers now ultimately they make what they feel is the best decision it's on them to make the decision but to have strong voices around you within put and listen to that input and then ultimately make the decision and you have to be decisive and in a perfect world you are your real authentic and giving some hope look at it look at what's happening in our country the governors in five states California Ohio Illinois Massachusetts Washington closed bars restaurants wineries to stop the slow to stop the spread of the coronavirus mayors and in major cities have done the same and that poses a lot of questions should they have the authority is it ethical for the government to shut down private businesses Dr Stephen manse is an author he's got a book out beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior he's on the centerpoint energy's home service plus hotline Dr Mintz good morning Hey thanks for thanks for speaking with us on this and I'll start with the question that I posed before yeah we see restaurants and bars being shut down schools now shut down here in Minnesota I guess where does the ethical responsibility lie in something like this the schools I think have to exercise personal responsibility they don't want to be in a situation where they're exposing young children to maybe staff or teachers who have the virus or made may be subject to getting the virus it doesn't seem to be transmitted readily from children the children of the nun who have come down with it but you know it's one of the situations where you want to be safe rather than sorry and one one state desert and other state does it may follow the lead and that's you know it's just very conservatively reproach the situation yeah N. N. as we've seen this thing unfold here over the last week what's been your impression of of what you've seen the next messages from the administration with president trump's saying too much no big deal this too will pass and the scientists saying no this is a serious matter we have to hunker down personally I think the reaction of the public is they believe the scientists and we have a lack of credibility from the administration and that's part of the reason the stock market is gyrating up and down they don't know what to do they don't know who to believe and they don't know what's coming next universal and personal responsibility we're we're asked to give up a lot of freedoms which is not a very positive thing people don't want that in the United States most people seem to seem to be taking it to heart but can you hear stories like you know people buying enough toilet paper to last to the end of the year and price gouging and that somebody getting on an airplane jet blue plane and they were waiting for the car coronavirus test so personal responsibility is a big issue was well yeah Dr men's what do you think about your you'd mention the leadership in president trump and kind of downplayed it he's done it a couple times where do you live in terms of you know what a leader has to get up there and make sure that there's not mass hysteria but it may be almost down play situations like that do they have a responsibility to come out and tell the the full truth yes absolutely it's kind of these truthful it's got to be credible and it needs to be complete transparency we don't need to be misled at this point having mixed messages and honesty is an ethical value maybe the most important ethical value and I think it's lacking and that's why you see some of the disruption in stores I know in California we've had some skirmishes in stores in Pasco and so on and these buying sprees that I mentioned before yeah let let me jump off that too he's doctor Stephen Manson's book beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior and if you want to learn more about him it's Steve men's ethics dot com what let let me ask you about the role that that social media has played in all this too I I've argued that this is this is the first major I mean obviously the first major pandemic we we've we've had in the social media era but but people seen those images and seen those videos now where where before you would you know you would have seen him they would have been on the local news but now we see him all all directly what's your what's your take on on what we've experienced here experiencing the pandemic in a social media world yeah yeah well everybody Sir tune to social media it has a great influence on how people react and yeah we're going to see these images because it's the news and some aspects of what people want to see but social media has a responsibility as well to put out the word sacks the true facts and provide information on what we should do as individuals to stay safe and our loved ones and I'm not sure there is enough of that going on yeah what do you think what do you think the is headed over the next couple of weeks if I don't if you don't mind me asking yeah well I think it's going to get worse before it gets better that certainly was the situation in China and I I guess what I worry about is whether our personal man is going to be restricted obviously don't do that in China but it's in the star Tate of government the second work that well here to be told you can't go from state to state and city to city curfews if they were put in place may not be capped and I think you mentioned at the outset restaurants closing bars close now in California that's a recommendation now it's not a requirement so I'm not sure the people are going to follow that but it's yeah it's it's I think has four to six weeks ago my opinion yeah before we start to see the end of it and we still have that curves gets flattened as everybody yep yep Dr Steven Mintz we appreciate the time and your insight thank you so much thank you for having me you can learn more about him Steve Mintz ethics

"steven mintz" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

05:45 min | 9 months ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Pandemic is becoming a way of life and questions of how to ethically navigate this global emergency are concerned for more we're joined live on the KCBS ring central news line by Dr Steven Mintz ethics professor and author of beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior documents thanks for joining us this morning you know something like this at a worldwide pandemic people become frightened and their first inclination is probably just to think of themselves I'm gonna take more toilet paper little things even like that how do we avoid those impulses well we have a personal responsibility not to put others at risk for example it was reported a passenger on a jet blue airplane yesterday when on the flight knowing that he was waiting for the results of a corona virus test and then everybody had to be put aside and spoken to interested in what they should do so personal sponsor ability is very important as it is not the company's not price gouging your harsh stories like six hundred and twenty three dollars to sixty facial masks things like that so if we don't accept responsibility for our actions and don't care about what we're doing that's an ethical you know sometimes it's really obvious it's you and me and there's one role tore the paper left on the shelf right that's that's the classic situation but what we're facing now is a situation where we're all being asked to do social distancing right what exactly does that mean to you or to me or to the next person and how do we calculate what the right thing to do is yeah yeah that's a good question everybody's dealing with it it depends on the size of the crowd if you go by the prevailing wisdom if you're going out to lunch with a friend and you trust that foreign chances are you okay going to an arena to watching a sporting event obviously not so much so that's why there's an abundance of caution now everything is being canceled well not everything but a lot of things that might not otherwise create any problems so social distancing assisted conservative way to lead your life in these very troubling times and it's it's recommended look you don't want to put anyone else at risk and nobody else would want to put you at risk so that's why these practices are very good we also have to count on the ethical behavior of the people who are giving us information in particular the government yeah I guess so you're so right about that the truthfulness of the information provided is really lacking we see differences from the president the scientists who we supposed to believe there's also the basic issue of competence how long it's taking to get those testing kits out there so there is a lack of credibility through all aspects of the system which raises very serious questions about our health care system let me ask you this is an emphasis you know the classic studies of of how people behave under super duress war times a great example what do we learn about what humans are likely to do when it really does become life or death well unfortunately I think there is a process of self interest mentality and look to protect ourselves and our own interests and maybe not think enough about the community aspect of our behavior what we do affects others and we need to consider that before we take action such as the jet blue passenger numbers some cases where people world that they have a broader view of societal view but in the United States is we tend to be an individualistic country unlike let's say China where folks are okay to be quarantined sixty million folks or in Italy where they totally restrict movement given our individualistic society it's hard to do that here documents thanks for your time this morning Dr Steve Mintz an ethics professor and author of beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior at six twenty five oh D. CBS moneywatch reported in offsite working from home dog in lap good morning Jason Brooks when you call it stand good morning to you the morning is Susan good morning everybody else who's now working from home but this is our new normal as we deal with the spread of the corona virus in trying to contain it and we aren't ready for a rally I will hopefully it will hold because we have suffered big time in the stock market over the past three weeks biggest losses yet on Thursday the Dow dropping well over two thousand points biggest drop worse day for the Dow since black Monday in nineteen eighty seven that is saying a lot right now futures are heading higher thanks to a rally in Europe off of massive stimulus measures coming from various governments the European central bank and that's helping out the U. S. stock market as well treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin telling CNBC just moments ago that the White House and Congress are close to a stimulus deal and that the White House to do whatever it takes to help the economy this cannot be emphasized enough not only America but the stock market once coordinated unified action out of Washington to contain the virus had to help out the economy just ahead of the opening bell Dow futures up over eleven hundred points on the money watch Jason Brooks KCBS the internet has changed so should the.

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"steven mintz" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

08:27 min | 10 months ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on KTRH

"Night's sleep will move now to a topic about which most of this audience I would think including myself knows a little maybe but not a lot artificial intelligence a I it's a future and with the fire without us some of its uses also raise ethical questions and with that I'll bring in way over their doctor Steven Mintz he an expert in ethics in artificial intelligence thanks for the time today are you welcome there hello yes there you go wonderful thank you let's let's start if you would with a brief definition for this audience of seniors who Orton so what is a I well the simplest way of putting it is a system of automated decision making so often based on what we call a machine language it analyzes data that is included and puts out an answer to the answer such as if you wanted to find an Indian restaurant to eat and say that to the motor mated system and they'll analyze will you are your location and did you perhaps a few choices that's very general definition is very different from the early computing with which my generation grew up where if you ask a machine what two times two is it's always going to say for this is this goes beyond that doesn't it right it can analyze the data and make decisions in the future even I know in in accounting but sometimes use to figure out whether fraudulent financial statements are a possibility based on financial data that is imported well talk about some of the other areas where seniors might be interacting with artificial intelligence and not even realize it sure sure well when you put it on Amazon and where you buy a cookbook on Amazon well you're gonna get all these notices from Amazon in the future well we thought you might like all these books that deal with cooking and recipes so we learned from what your preferences are to provide you information that they need to be interested in of course you would buy it the curves yeah that occurs on many web sites as well of course today we were looking at things like automated driving an automated parking system which will put into a computer on board and can help you to do those things that you used to do on your own you brought up the internet marketing stuff and that's a that's a prime example here you go in there and you buy a cookbook and they're gonna the next thing you know you're gonna see ads for oven Mitt sin right just all kinds of stuff that they're hoping you poor or they're presuming based on all that data they have that you're going to need as well how successful has a I've been in replacing the people who were kind of responsible for some of these jobs before I think it's it's it's it's a little stage of growth is no longer something that you don't see any other than warily it hasn't gone full blast and workplace people in all areas but I think we're getting to the point where that's one of the big dangers that these they will replace jobs and people have to be retrained and other things airline systems now use these automated data artificial intelligence systems to figure out what your family is going to be based on input in that what you want to go back to see do you want the sort of things that might have used to be done by an airline assistance and they wouldn't even have been some of that discussion ten P. right in years ago just you want to go on this day this is how much it costs that's right you want to sit up front you once in the back you will sit on the Nile those are about the into the options and they were all pre price now pretty much everybody Spain a different amount for a doctor Stephen minutes on fifty plus step let's kind of segue into the next question which is the the tie between a I and ethics what's right and just okay according to a terabyte of data what what's right might not be the most ethical choice in some cases it what it what that's true and with the you do have certain ethical issues that may be less prevalent in young systems me one being by the data introduced into the system is biased in some way the results have been going to be biased or useful so I one resembles I always gave my students is a managing were applying for a job and the company a company say looking at you on your social media and what they're trying to figure out this is all done by machines is whether you are a potential excessive drinker look at this you know for those in western game because that could affect workplace performance but maybe it's just the type of person that posts pictures chunking and you know be any worse in the workplace and someone will post no such pictures yeah unless you got to kill a bomb on your dad probably aren't that may be like a surveying a bunch of tall people and ask if it's good to be tall and that's the only people you ask yeah the business world is just neck deep in a I by now it it it's it's transforming the workplace and so many different areas but it was really difficult questions as to who's watching movies is to make sure that we operate as intended and then you have the an emerging issue now of cyber security hi because it is so now you know we did the stand to lag the uses of the technology and that's where we are now yeah it's still it's still a person programming this machine to to analyze the data in a certain way isn't it that's right that's for the ethical problems can come in right right preferences my bias what is the date what a tangled web hall so what I've got about a minute and a half with you documents I apologize but so what's the bottom line what should we be watching for in the future and be preparing for I think you have to try to understand what the album is going to be used when you're working with a company that such as airline companies have the data is going to be used make sure that you do need to do is accurate data into what you doing and learn more about how the system works right now it's sort of a black box affect nobody really understands how the decisions are being made but the opponent learn about it and be less intimidated by it but there's no doubt that it's been replaced more and more things over time so we need to be aware that some day you know what the movie say some day the machines are going to take over the world and we will be expendable now it may not my lifetime I hope or nor your thank you so much I really appreciate this is right here in lightning coming up next we're gonna talk to doctor books cash about Gee I'd issues.

"steven mintz" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

09:47 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on ESPN FC

"Fan Yep Before we get your Pay For this one. Well I'm when you play professionally. You flee the same team and so she shorts piece of time because the couple but he's pleading to cut last week. It's very unusual that one team once twice right unusual it really. Oh Yes oh and the show little between these two sites the I think ranges are gonna come on Air Baradei's just this radio tells you you watch going. We'll see what happens in five. No lose up so he can sell granges. Yeah right that's it and in and just a reminder tomorrow will be. We'll be looking back at that much. Plus discussing the big gains in the primary link. Steve Nichols off Robeson with me in the studio. What a treat? What went into extra-time Steve Niccolo glasses exile? Would you ever go to bed. I stick mine in the side of his now. Spent two right. I'm late Rawson. I'll take the asleep and then the whole Shebang appreciate it. What would be more impressive for Liverpool and invincible for Munich season? Four Premiere League Champions Take Dublin Camping domain yet. That's more the difficulties rule undefeated the whole season is. I'll tell you though. One team has an against them. I don't feel Hungry Years Playa. Surely you'd want to another trophy them being invincible. I'm surprised you even a discussion l.. Show now you prefer to the whole so you would lose the next round. He'd lose them thank. You don't have to lose. You could lose. You can lose the foul. Oh great see lose in the final four hold on a second right Liverpool City Champions League before Yes yes right right ever GonNa hold her. Many other teams in the interest of the game began of done as a fan I would. I would much prefer for to win win title than go in Vince. I think it's hard to go through all season on defeating. Talk to win a cup competition for yourself so you prefer that as a player you know I could sit here and I'll give you that the when important. No are you roll all right now. 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You can get up to your stuffing at the hawk. Okay so you got focus. I've ever been boneless aboard on a million ball as leads us into our laws. Stevia was outbreak of mad cow disease. What would you eat Steven Mintz browbeat? What were the top gear? Chicken Hashtag Chick-fil-a I start ticking. I'm guessing chicken boneless chicken then. Good stuff brings me to another extra time. Just remind I'll be back tomorrow. Shirt Robson will be joining me in studio asking me invincible against the European Cup on us a good show. It'll be interesting. You do good idea yes..

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"steven mintz" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

11:34 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Welcome back over that America I'm your host Ryan record and joining us now is a very special guest is the author of beyond happiness in meaning transforming your life through at the coal he came here Dr Stephen at men's thank you so much for coming on to KMOX thank you for having me I'm gonna tell you what my producer told me right before we went on the air here this may be one of the dumbest jokes he's ever told me so he said I hate when when when Dr mince is on the ask him if he if he has a son named Steven so he can be called junior mints I've heard it before me I'm sure you have and he said that and I was thinking to myself how can I go on with a straight face now that I've learned I well thank you so much for coming on you have an op ed that just came out it's called is president trump's discourse the cause of our on civil society in bright what you talk about is you know trump is lower the bar with his respect to incivility rudeness is everywhere fueled in part by the tone in Washington I guess there could be a look at how much does Washington actually dictate the tone of uncivil discourse here in the United States and is it the main cause is a minor cause is at no cost so what are your thoughts on the way that we discuss politics anymore just how uncivil we seem to be I think basically what's happened is uncivil behavior has become normalized in our society and so what's going on in Washington not just with president trump politicians in general people getting in the face of others and calling them all sorts of nasty names in sort of an us versus you mentality has contributed but social media probably is the biggest because because that's where we're all connected these days and all that has to happen is somebody says or does one saying that others think is wrong and it's fine I will millions of people are finding out about it instantaneously and when these things are bad behavior it just spreads like wildfire and causes instability in society what I've noticed just generally speaking is also how we see it in entertainment in one of the strange things you start to see it it's almost generational because the way people bring up politics or ideas or debates if you if you're kind of this old school way of mentality you find a way to do is simply and politely and you can have those conversations and be friends and you find that any more anyone that's not in that like old school way of discussing these ideas it always goes to the incivility it always goes into well this or that it always blows up in it I don't think we know how to talk to each other anymore right now I agree years ago you go see the person that you have a face to face meeting you discuss your differences try to find common ground and move on today we go on the internet we treat something we send it we don't think about what we're doing or how we might be hurting someone's feelings because they're not in front of us there at the other end of the communication so it's very impersonal and I I know one thing we do know how to talk to each other anymore I always say we need to learn to be able to disagree with each other without being disagreeable and that just doesn't happen very often anymore I think tone is all ways miss understood so on the internet it's very difficult to understand the approach that someone may have to a statement and when someone read said it could be taken as a completely different message or different understanding and people take it so personally even if the intent wasn't there for to be done and you find that too in some conversations where people will say certain things in mill take offense to everything so quickly in the end of the conversation just go south so quickly so separate discourse in general I mean how do we reverse this is even possible in a social media world today I think it's possible we need a national discussion on these issues unfortunately I don't think it's really happening I'm always amazed when I watch the debate and there are no questions by any reporters about civility in society or the sort of things all questions about everything else but without recognizing as a nation that is a problem you can't fix it and so I get like alcoholism you can't fix it until you admit you have that problem we have to admit we have a civility problem and maybe we can start a dialogue about it I think it needs to be taught in schools as well the whole issue of teaching civics and virtue and FX early years ago people would get this in school and or in religious institutions at home and it just doesn't seem like it happens anymore Dr Steven Mintz joining us on the program here tonight of course you can check them out online W. W. W. dot Steven Mintz ethics dot com in this new book beyond happiness Amini transforming your life through ethical behavior I'm wondering too about how well this incivility is actually represented in today's discourse because sometimes you may think well it might just be a small percentage of people that are like this but it's amplified in over blown to make it look like the entire societies like this because a lot of times you find that you can sit down and have conversations with people face to face you allow for that sort of thing and people are very civil with each other I don't know if it's just sometimes people get a little bit too brave behind the keyboard but maybe is it possible that some of this is just over amplified yes I think that's true it tends to be that the bad behavior is what's exhibited or shown on TV and other forms of media we see the bad stuff nobody ever talks about the heroes well the good people that do good thing or a very rarely do we do that I guess this is what society wants the here otherwise why would we get it all the time on TV so I agree with you on that a hundred percent it is a problem and until we start to talk about good things rather than bad things be forgiving of people who do things wrong we all make mistakes be forgiving be kind be understanding have empathy you know now we have this whole idea of a cancel culture yeah you know you do one thing wrong to say one thing wrong and you you a year shunned by society or at least people in your your sphere of influence and almost make mistakes so it clearly after apologize for you miss they can move on but it seems like this cancel culture is now infecting the society as well you know it's a strange in St thing is is you don't even have to say anything that is wrong you can just have someone of a position of power authority put a headline together that takes it out of context to make it sound like you've said something wrong in that could even ruin you anymore it's it's it's tough that's very true and the way things are reported it's slanted it's the whole level of honesty in journalism and it it's too much of making the other person look bad rather than being forgiving and combine and this us against them mentality especially in politics is very hurtful and maybe it's xcelerated now because you ran election mode and people watching it more we hearing it more we have the debates we have cable news suffer with a non political year maybe it wouldn't be is magnified as it is our member president trump went to the nationals baseball game was a week or so ago he was booth where they say lock them up yeah they chanted lock him up yeah that one there well how about this what is an idea we see other countries like in Canada and over in the UK their election cycle when it comes to electing their new prime minister whatever it may be in what country is a limited the window is so much more limited so here in the United States as soon as we like one person the next day people are already campaigning to be the next president of the United States we have it never ends but over in Canada the windows much shorter and also in the U. K. much shorter maybe if we try to limit the amount of time people are out there campaigning that would be a great burden lifted off a lot of people shoulders for we don't have to worry about always putting these type of negative conversations out there all the time yeah I agree that would be a great thing I don't know that what happened here what with the influence of money in our area and this and that so I I but it's a great idea definitely something worth talking about well if people wanted to find your book beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior work and I find that solicit on Amazon or they could go to my website you gave the website address and they can find it there as well W. W. dot Steven Mintz ethics dot com one thing you mentioned before in in just one more question for you is that we should probably be talking about this more in schools we should be teaching this sort of thing in schools so let's say you're a professor and you have the ability Dornan maybe not a professor but educator superintendent over many schools in a certain district how would you approach this in a way where you would introduce this to kids well I think you have to get the parents on board number one so meeting with the parents explain why these things are being done so they can support the school district has not every panel would necessarily St or want schools to teach ethics not everybody believes they should be teaching right from wrong but assuming we can get that done I think it has to be taught in every class when I teach ethics at the college level I only say one class is not enough because it makes it gives a signal to the students said it's only important this one time you have to do and everything if when you're talking about civics sociology psychology whatever it is this an ethical dimension moment talking about how we treat each other you know the golden rule so integrating it throughout the curriculum I think is the way to go it's a good idea there's a lot of things we can do to try to counter this sort of thing what I like about the radio programs that allow you to have certain conversations as opposed to just yell and scream over each other is that you can kind of find out that there are people that you disagree with what you can select conversations with I think we need to realize that you know people are normal and you don't have to fall into that trap that you see on the network cable shows for the just yelling at each other it's okay to just have a conversation with people and not feel like you have to hate him at the end of it they would just be a small mentality thing that needs to be tweaked in some people's minds and I could go a long way right absolutely we do need to learn how to talk to each other better yeah sure Dr Stephen men so the website again Stephen men's ethics dot com in the book beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life their ethical behavior.

"steven mintz" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Dot com slash events it's going to be another awesome show in fact we'll have Kevin Colleen on tonight to talk about the show and I'm looking forward to having a conversation with him also coming up as Dr Steven Mintz was going to join us in about ten minutes from now in Dr Steven Mintz has a couple of things to say when it comes to just ethics in general in politics in just how we frame the things that we say civility is out here he's not a fan of president Donald Trump and the way that he handled the speeches and you'll find out some of the reasons why coming up as well so we're gonna bring him on and also a friend from Kansas City sister station KNBC is our talk shows called Mike wicket and he's going to talk about Dr Martin Luther king Boulevard there's a vote yesterday if they should keep that name on a street or not and the people almost seventy percent said they wanted to reverted back to the old name lot of people nationally speaking see this and get upset what's really happening how about we talk to someone there and get an idea of what's really happening and he says the national impression in the headlines are unwarranted we'll give you the full explanation of what's going on so tomorrow my wife and my son are going to be driving to Ohio my wife's going to be attending a wedding of one of our cousins that she hasn't talked to in forever but she still wants to go I decided it wasn't a good idea for me to take vacation time so I'm gonna stay here are going to continue to do the shell but she's gonna take some time to go visit her parents he's going to visit some friends while she's up there she is a couple of friends that she's had for a long time one has a new baby actually two of them have a new baby very exciting for so she's gonna make it into like a little mini vacation but I'm gonna be here in Saint Louis I'm going to have the house to myself all be able to do whatever I want the freedom there oh my goodness the freedom so immediately I think to myself what am I going to do because no one will be out there trying to divide my time no one's gonna say Hey I need you to do this no one's saying out there all yeah I'm gonna you got to help with this you got to do with that nope nope I can be as selfish as I want with my time so you know I'm gonna spend that time watch Gina Dr Phil watching Dr Phil and I wasn't planning on it they put a preview out in people started sharing this online Dr Phil interviews the abandon Ukrainian orphan dwarf at the center of the adoption saga in Indianapolis nine the member this story we talked about it on the show before what a strange story so what originally happened was there was a couple that adopted back in two thousand and ten what they thought was an eight year old girl born with dwarfism in the Ukraine they bring her over here in a say wait a minute she's not eight years old we believe she is much older than eight years old in fact they had age legally changed in two days she is legally for thirty years old what happened was they believed this was all a scam Solveig said nope they just about her they said we're gonna pay for an apartment but you're not living with this family because we think you're lying in the nationally people picked up on it they said here's this family that abandon a ten year old can you believe it but the parents are saying none around she's no child we know it's one of those situations where they said she was like you know abusive finally all of these things and she was lying about all of this so guess who gets to the bottom of it good old Dr Phil tomorrow.

"steven mintz" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

03:39 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Dot com slash events it's going to be another awesome show in fact we'll have Kevin Colleen on tonight to talk about the show and I'm looking forward to having a conversation with him also coming up as Dr Steven Mintz was going to join us in about ten minutes from now in Dr Steven Mintz has a couple of things to say when it comes to just ethics in general in politics in just how we frame the things that we say civility is out here he's not a fan of president Donald Trump and the way that he handled the speeches and you'll find out some of the reasons why coming up as well so we're gonna bring him on and also a friend from Kansas City sister station KNBC is our talk shows called Mike wicket and he's going to talk about Dr Martin Luther king Boulevard there's a vote yesterday if they should keep that name on a street or not and the people almost seventy percent said they wanted to reverted back to the old name lot of people nationally speaking see this and get upset what's really happening how about we talk to someone there and get an idea of what's really happening and he says the national impression in the headlines are unwarranted we'll give you the full explanation of what's going on so tomorrow my wife and my son are going to be driving to Ohio my wife's going to be attending a wedding of one of our cousins that she hasn't talked to in forever but she still wants to go I decided it wasn't a good idea for me to take vacation time so I'm gonna stay here I'm going to continue to do the shell but she's going to take some time to go visit her parents he's going to visit some friends while she's up there she is a couple of friends that she's had for a long time one has a new baby actually two of them have a new baby very exciting for so she's gonna make it into like a little mini vacation but I'm gonna be here in Saint Louis I'm gonna have the house to myself all be able to do whatever I want the freedom there oh my goodness the freedom so immediately I think to myself what am I going to do because no one will be out there trying to divide my time no one's gonna say Hey I need you to do this no one's saying out there all yeah I'm going to you got to help with this you got to do with that nope nope I can be as selfish as I want with my time so you know how I'm gonna spend that time watch Gina Dr Phil watching Dr Phil and I wasn't planning on it they put a preview out in people started sharing this online Dr Phil interviews the abandon Ukrainian orphan dwarf at the center of the adoption saga in Indianapolis nine you member this story we talked about it on the show before what a strange story so what originally happened was there was a couple that adopted back in two thousand and ten what they thought was an eight year old girl born with dwarfism in the Ukraine they bring her over here in a say wait a minute she's not eight years old we believe she is much older than eight years old in fact they had age legally changed in two days she is legally for thirty years old what happened was they believed this was all a scam Solveig said nope they just about her they said we're gonna pay for an apartment but you're not living with this family because we think you're lying in the nationally people picked up on it they said here's this family that had a band and a ten year old can you believe it's but the parents are saying none around she's no child we know it's one of those situations where they said she was like you know abusive finally all of these things and she was lying about all of this so guess who gets to the bottom of it good old Dr Phil.

"steven mintz" Discussed on OC Talk Radio

OC Talk Radio

11:39 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on OC Talk Radio

"Talking about ethical behavior in the workplace with author and professor Dr Steven even minutes so documents. Let's switch gears a little bit and talk about the challenges that employees face when it comes to ethical behavior in the workplace Start out by telling me if you can what your experience has been as some of the more difficult scenarios involving employees that you've uncovered uh or for or been exposed to over the years The one that I would say that stands out the most is when their superior does something something wrong and they struggle over how to report it. Nobody wants to Tattletale on their superior. We like to think we're loyal and employees. Worry about what's going to happen to them. There's an expression kill the Messenger. So the employee is as the Messenger. Hey look this person stole money from the company or is padding his expense account and being reimbursed for non employees expenses expenses. Should I report it to the head of accounting or whoever this real fewer there that they will suffer the consequences. I get a lot out of emails from employees ease. Who Send me confidential questions and I try to help them and that's clearly number number one and of course companies have to say that they want these things to be reported they WANNA take action? They don't want somebody feeling from. I'm them in a position of trust. Maybe they set up an anonymous hotline. That oftentimes works with whistle blowing in general. So it's through through retaliation factor Another thing that I hear from time to time is employees or an employee goop will complete a project. They'll do some work. They'll handle report to their superior who they are doing work for and he or she will take credit. Ah Work. That's so terribly here. He they hate that they Beside themselves they don't know what to do they just know. I know it's wrong but again. If you have a superior does these sort of things you can say to yourself. What will he or she do if I report them so again it comes back to the company culture and wanting these things to be reported so corrective action can be taken The other item I'd mentioned is a lot of confusion out there for employees. About what are the rules of the road with social media. Can they use social media work. When can they use it What can an employer do to monitor their behavior in their activities of the rules really have not caught up with technology and some companies have no social media policies or establish social media the Ethics so don't confuse they just don't know what can and cannot be done. So that's about the third one I I would say that I hear the most of the social media is interesting. So I've been litigating or litigating during my career when it was sort of the advent of social media and it becoming such a big part of the workplace and it really was confusing for everyone both the employers and the employees. Because you're right. Nobody knew what was going on the technology far. Outweighed everybody's getting up to speed on it I do think it's getting better. It's getting easier Everybody's becoming a little more comfortable with it and the boundaries are getting a little more defined like anything there's been enough litigation now people we're kind of starting to get a handle on it but The confusion and the fear of retaliation. I hear that a lot Because I get calls from employees asking about what do I do like like. You said the the moral wrong of somebody took credit for my work and then of course the more serious allegations where there's has actually been an implication of fraud or something where they feel. This tremendous need to step forward and yet there's that fear so that was interesting when you were talking in the beginning about ethics in general about being you know that it took being kind and all these other things that I thought you know what it takes it takes being strong. That's true because it takes a lot to you know to really face. It's easy for us to talk about but boy when you're in that situation it's really tough to suit to sort of stand up. Tell me in your opinion. What do you think employees can do to help improve the standards of ethics at their organization and beyond Beyond the you know alerting and using the hotlines and those sorts of things but what can May. What's in their control? You think think do you think that they can. They can actually help to make a positive impact. I always tell them to find somebody at work who they really are. We respect and can go to for advice because it's it's always a good thing to run your ideas by somebody before you take in action or report something now that may be easier said than done you know a lot of organizations. Do have people bro. Who can advise on? Actions may be formal or Kim informal. So that's that's very important. I think evolved with the things that I say to employees is to remember this one thing. which is it takes a long time to build older reputation for trust but not very long to destroy it absolutely being all we have to think of people like Harvey Weinstein Bernie Madoff Lance Armstrong? There is so many examples of people who are at the top of their game and then something came out that was of course terrible herbal and you know they destroy their reputation and never the same again then have viewed the same by society right so ethics ethics is a long term commitment. Sure I may be able to do something. Get Away with it. Maybe even profit but in the long run even if it doesn't come out take what am I going to continue to go down this road. What if somebody does find out and then they questioned me? My whole reputation has gone trust. This is essential in business if you can't trust employees to do the right thing then you can't trust them to do anything. Yeah I always talk about that in my I in my ethics trainings. The fact that you know well in your personal life you may not really care what people think you which is great if you can get to that point but in business you have to care it matters what people think of you if you WanNa if you WANNA get ahead You know if you WanNa have a good reputation than it really does matter and and I think ethics plays a huge huge part of that could credibility is everything you know. Your word really is your bond is kind of Corny as it sounds but that's true. Sure where do you think. Can you pinpoint a time where you think that ethics really started had to sort of become an awareness issue for organizations and employees alike. Oh Gee that's a great question It it's so hard I think a lot of people feel it's a relatively new phenomenon. I don't agree with that. I think we've been. I'm losing our moral compass over a long period of time now We could go back to the fact that ethics this is for the most part. It's not taught in schools anymore kids in the younger grades where they're most impressionable. They're not getting it. That's partly Lee because teachers don't WanNa feel like them moralizing. There may be afraid of what they say. It may be taken the wrong way or a parent complains is that somehow it's religious instruction talking about religious instruction. Most people are not as religious today as they were so. They're not getting getting it school. They're not getting to religious practices. Probably not being talked about at home. There are very few role models around around these days. I remember when I grew up. There were a lot it was even on TV. A lot of those old shows always had unethical message passage right right from the truth today so I think that's been the evolution of the culture that it's just been devalued over time time and we sort of normalized on ethical behavior Any civility has become normalized alive. How many times we see that on? TV Cable News wherever you want to look so there are no positive examples or very few you of why ethics is important. Why an individual or an organization should be ethical? Except as you say after they've done the deed and they're having to you know pay the price and all of a sudden ethics is important. Let's develop a code of ethics. Let's do this. Let's do do that. You have to be proactive with ethics not reactive to get the positive result. Yeah I I agree with with all that. It's it's such an interesting. I I love this topic. It's it's we could go on and on but as we wrap up for today can you give us. Maybe some tips cautionary retail some words of wisdom. Or maybe your thoughts for the future on this idea of ethics in the workplace Sure sure I I I think one thing I always tell Students Employees Think before you act always have it in the back of your mind that right you should live by the mantra. Do No harm harm. Nobody by your actions the this is one of three things so this is thinking before acting doing no harm and considering the consequences of your decision so I even tell my students and employees. So let's say you just had a negative encounter with somebody in the workplace. You WanNa set off you know you wanna go to computer go to social media a sendoff. This insulting tweet. Oh let's get a feel so good though. I know my point so I tell them to send naturally to themselves in an email communication overnight and then you feel the same way go ahead and do it but a lot of people they change. The heads will prevail. I love it because most of the time they tell you. Oh you know type it up and leave it but what you're saying is you get that great satisfaction in hitting the send button is really what you want to do. But you're sitting at to yourself so that's that's awesome. I love that. I love that piece of advice. Well well that's our show for today at documents. Thank you so much for joining us today..

"steven mintz" Discussed on Workplace Perspective

Workplace Perspective

11:55 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on Workplace Perspective

"An insurance that more people tune in and raise the bar at workplaces everywhere. Welcome back everyone rewind. We're talking about ethical behavior in the workplace with author and professor. Dr Steven Mintz so doctor. Let's switch gears a little bit and talk about the challenges that employees Louise's face when it comes to ethical behavior in the workplace Start out by telling me if you can what your experience has been as some some of the more difficult scenarios involving employees that you've uncovered or for or been exposed to over the years I would say that stands out. The most is when their superior does something wrong and they struggle over how to report it. Nobody nobody wants to tattle tale on their superior. We like to think we're loyal and employees. Worry about what's going to happen to them. There's an expression kill the Messenger. So the employee is the Messenger. Hey look this. Person Stole Money from the company or is patting his her expensive account and being reimbursed for non employees expenses. Should I report it to the head of accounting or whoever. There's real a few there that they will suffer the consequences. I get a lot of emails from employees who send me confidential. Oh questions and I try to help them. And that's clearly number one and of course companies have to say that they want these things to to be reported they WANNA take action. They don't want somebody feeling from them in a position of trust. Maybe they set up an anonymous hotline that that oftentimes works with whistle blowing in general. So it's the retaliation factor Another thing that I hear from time nine. The time is employees or employees goop will complete a project. They'll do some work. They'll handle report to their superior. Sure who they are doing the work for and he or she will take credit. Oh please work terribly here he they they hate that they They're they're beside themselves. They don't know what to do they just know it's wrong but there again. If you have a superior does these sort of things you can say to yourself. What will he or she do if I report them so again it comes back to the company culture and wanting these things to be reported? It's so corrective action can be taken The other item I'd mentioned is is a lot of confusion out there for employees as about what are the rules of the road with social media. Can they use social media work. When can they use it What can an employer do you to monitor their behavior and their activities The rules really have not caught up with the technology and some companies have no social social media policies or establish social media ethics. So they're they're confused they just don't know what can and cannot be done. So that's about the third one. I would say that I hear. The most of the social media is interesting. So they've been litigating or litigating during my career when it was sort of the advent of social media and and it becoming such a big part of the workplace and it really was confusing for everyone both the employers and the employees. Because you're right. Nobody knew what was going on the technology far outweighed. Everybody's getting getting up to speed on it. I think it's getting better. It's getting easier Everybody's becoming a little more comfortable with it and the boundaries are getting a little more defined and like anything there's been enough litigation now people are starting to get a handle on it but the confusion and the and the fear Palliation. I hear that a lot Because I get calls from employees asking about what do I do like the like. You said the the moral wrong of somebody took credit for my work and then of course the more serious allegations where there's actually been and implication of fraud or something Where they feel this tremendous need to step forward word and yet there's that fear so that was interesting when you were talking in the beginning about ethics in general about being you know that it took being kind and all these other things and I thought you know what it takes takes being strong because it takes a lot to you know to really face? It's easy for us to talk. Talk about but boy when you're in that situation it's really tough to to sort of stand up. Tell me in your opinion. What do you think employees can do due to help improve the standards of ethics at their organization beyond Beyond the you know alerting and using the hotlines Ryan's in those sorts of things. But what can they. What's in their control? You think do you think that they can. They can actually help to make a positive impact. I always always tell them to find somebody at work who they really respect and can go to for advice because it's it's always a good the thing to run your ideas by somebody before you take an action or report something now. That may be easier said than done. I you know. A lot of organizations do have people who can advise on actions. It may be formal or informal Emma. So that's that's very important. I think of all the things that I I say to employees is to remember this one one thing. which is it takes a long time to build a reputation for trust but not very long to destroy it absolutely? We know we have to think of as people like Harvey Weinstein Bernie made off Lance Armstrong. There is so many examples of people who are at at the top of their game and then something came out that was of course terrible and you know they destroy your reputation never the same again. They never you've viewed the same by society right so ethics is a long term commitment. Sure I may be able to do something. Get Away with it maybe even profit it but in the long run. Even if it doesn't come out What am I going to continue to go down this road? What if somebody does find out? They questioned me. My whole reputation has gone. Trust is essential in business. If you can't trust employees to do the right thing then then you can't trust them to do anything. Yeah I always talk about that in my in my ethics trainings. The fact that you know well in your personal life you may not really they care what people think of you which is great. If you can get to that point but in business you have to care it matters what people think of you if you WanNa if you WANNA get ahead head You know if you WanNa have a good reputation than it really does matter and I think ethics plays a huge a huge part of that credibility. Is Everything you know. Your word really is is your bond is kind of Corny as it sounds but that's true. Sure where do you think can. Can you pinpoint a time where you think that ethics really started to sort of become an awareness issue for organizations and employees alike. Mike Oh gee that's a great question It's so hard I think a lot of people feel it's a relatively relatively new phenomenon. I don't agree with that. I think we've been losing our moral compass over a long period of time now We could go back to the fact that ethics is for the most part. It's not taught in schools anymore kids in the younger grades where they're most impressionable. They're not getting it. That's partly because teachers don't WanNa feel like them moralizing. There may be afraid of what what they say. It may be taken the wrong way or a parent complains that somehow it's religious instruction talking about religious instruction most most people are not as religious today as they were so they're not getting it school. They're not getting it to religious practices. Probably not being talked about back home. There are very few role models around these days. I remember when I grew up. There were a lot it was even even on TV. A lot of those old shows always had unethical message right from the truth today so I think that's been the evolution and of the culture that it's just been devalued over time and we sort of normalized on ethical behavior sure Any civility has become normalized. How many times we see that on? TV Cable News. Wherever you you want to look so there are no positive? Examples or very few of why ethics is important why an individual organization should be ethical. Except as you say after they've done the deed and they're having to pay the price and all of a sudden ethics is important. Let's develop a code of ethics. Let's do this. Let's do that. You have to be proactive with ethics not reactive to get the positive result. Yeah I I agree with with all that. It's it's such an interesting. I love this topic. It's it's we could go on and on but as we wrap up for today can you sort of give us maybe some tips a cautionary tale some words of wisdom. Or maybe your thoughts for the future on on this idea India ethics in the workplace Sure sure I think one thing I always tell Students employees think before. Oh you act always have it in the back of your mind that you should live by the mantra. Do No harm harm. Nobody by your actions indeed. This is one of three things so this is thinking before acting doing no harm and considering the consequences of your decision so I didn't tell my students and employees. Let's say you just had a negative encounter with somebody in the workplace. You want to set off you know you wanna go to your computer. Go to social media. sendoff is- insulting tweet. Oh let's get a feel so good though. Oh I know my point so I tell them to send that tweet to themselves in an email communication overnight and and then we feel the same way go ahead and do it but a lot of people. They change their mind cause cooler heads will prevail. I love it because most of the time they tell. Oh You oh you know type it up and leave it but what you're saying is you get that great satisfaction of hitting the send button which is really what you wanted to do. But you're sitting at to yourself. So Oh that's that's awesome. I love that. I love that piece of advice. Well that's our show for today at documents on a thank you so much for joining us today and for sharing your insights sites and you're sage sage advice on ethics..

"steven mintz" Discussed on OC Talk Radio

OC Talk Radio

25:30 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on OC Talk Radio

"And welcome everyone to workplace perspective where we are striving to raise the bar at workplaces sage advice yes I went there he has to share with us on this very timely topic should not be considered legal advice you're listening the workplace perspective and Employment It but before we get started let's do what we normally do and have you tell our listeners. A little way of saying I've accumulated a lot of wisdom over the years and we said like to think on ethics issues and I just published a book on Ethics Deals Interactions and our lives on social media that's great into our you know jump kind of into our topic why don't you I kind of tell us what you S. one outlet for behavior but in general wiki go back respectful of others are good ways to act ethical ways to act other stakeholders how they make decisions whether they consider as you're talking I'm kind of thinking it's like it's it's more than a moral compass would you agree recognize it and that's part of the problem I think today not only in the workplace into effect others so how you treat them is an ethical issue we should be able to discuss our differences openly with it's near and dear to my heart that topic as well and and I any harassment trainings that one way to combat unethical savior and how you can stem those behaviors by creating more ethical workplace win organization. I say that because I I do I think that through their employees Drexel Organization will I always get those questions from autism another issue absolutely so you can certainly teach it at the organizational systems and be open to changing to have him ethical organization of our shows with regard to employee engagement and corporate culture and all that kind of stuff and and that organization sort of come to the realization in your experience have you had beyond the obvious being sued for unethical behavior but on a on lean when organizations have systems in place for employees example of it and employees have to feel that they statement fraud so what employees tend then they can set that tone simply through policies simply by so it's you know it's measuring an ethical culture is sanders and absolutely companies can come to that realization ascribe to sort of the same philosophy that it's really ethics really comes down to no I think people in organizations tend to think unfortunately this with Social Media the twenty four seven cycle digital media something that they have to prevent it just a matter of sending a message do that it's an example of the devil's in the details but it can be done ah about sort of creating an atmosphere that really makes it easy to do the right thing and and you can create that that environment that really does create this this idea czar issue and we need to address it so employees tend to act the way they think that same level as other top priorities yeah because the flip side of that right don't you think well it can be and the one thing yeah about what we've done we've helped somebody we've we've we've tend to catch up with you so yeah I think that's very important I I read the survey set of kind of scribe to that because I think that's a way to get rid of unwanted risk sort of behaviors compared to eighty eight percent who witness wrongdoing and companies with ethically week cultures Well there's quite a few of them it's the tone us sort of what I would call stakeholder capitalism rather brought a group of stakeholders including of course themselves their own well being that they're treated holders that tends to give a lot of confidence of employees that the company I would say is rationalizing unethical behavior that happens along with financial wrongdoing and they basically say look this is a one time I'm doing you start to slide down the proverbial ethical slippery slope a quick break and when we come back more thoughts from Dr Men's Don ecobill ethical suit can still make an impression my video games are still game changers and my lamp and we'll give someone in my community a second chance too goodwill donate stuff create today's show do this sharing like us give us a review on welcome alleges that employees face when it comes to ethical behavior in the workplace it or for or been exposed to over the years nobody wants to Tattletale on their superior as the Messenger Hey look this person stole money from the company or is padding there's real fewer there that they will suffer the consequences I get a lot number one and of course companies have to say that they want these that oftentimes works with whistle blowing in general so it's through L. Complete a project they'll do some work they'll handle report to their they hate that they they're they're beside themselves they don't know what to do they just know so again it comes back to the company culture and wanting these things to be for employees about what are the rules of the road with social media can they use the rules really have not caught up with technology and some companies have I don't know what can and cannot be done so that's about the third one I it was sort of the advent of social media and it becoming such a big part of the workplace getting up to speed on it I do think it's getting better it's getting easier we're kind of starting to get a handle on it but the confusion and the of somebody took credit for my work and then of course the more serious allegations where there's the beginning about ethics in general about being you know that it took being kind and for us to talk about but boy when you're in that situation it's really tough to and beyond beyond the you know alerting and using I always tell them to find somebody at work who they really in action or report something now that may be easier said than done Kim formal so that's that's very important I think evolved with older reputation for trust but not very long to destroy it absolutely people who are at the top of their game and then something came out that was of course terrible ethics is a long term commitment sure I may be able to do something get away with it maybe find out and then they questioned me my whole reputation has gone trust I in my ethics trainings the fact that you know well in your personal life you you want to get ahead you know if you WanNa have a good reputation that it really does matter sure where do you think employees alike oh gee that's a great question I'm losing our moral compass over a long period of time now anger grades where they're most impressionable they're not getting it that's partly is that somehow it's religious instruction talking about religious instruction talked about at home there are very few role models around passage right right from the truth today so I think that's been the evolution Oh behavior Any civility has become normalized you of why ethics is important why an individual organization this is important let's develop a code of ethics let's do this let's do I love this topic it's it's we could go on and on but as we wrap up for today on this idea of ethics in the workplace Sure sure I I right you should live by the mantra do no harm harm nobody by your actions Asian so I even tell my students and employees a sendoff this Insulting tweet Oh let's get a feel so and then you feel the same way go ahead and do it but a lot of people they change action of.

"steven mintz" Discussed on Workplace Perspective

Workplace Perspective

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on Workplace Perspective

"You do this sheriff's like us give us a review on your favorite welcome back everyone Louise's face when it comes to ethical behavior in the workplace four or been exposed to over the years the one nobody wants to tattle tale on their superior we like to and you're hey look this person stole money from the company or is patting his a few there that they will suffer the consequences I get a lot of one and of course companies have to say that they want these things to that oftentimes works with whistle blowing in general so it's the retaliation need a project they'll do some work they'll handle report to their superior they hate that they they're they're beside themselves they don't know what to do they just know it's wrong so again it comes back to the company culture and wanting these things to be reported as about what are the rules of the road with social media can they use social media who's really have not caught up with the technology and some companies have no social what can and cannot be done so that's about the third one I would say the advent of social media and it becoming such a big part of the workplace and it getting up to speed on it I think it's getting better it's getting easier I need to get a handle on it but the confusion and the and the fear somebody took credit for my work and then of course the more serious allegations where there's actually been route ethics in general about being you know that it took being kind and all these other.

"steven mintz" Discussed on Workplace Perspective

Workplace Perspective

13:28 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on Workplace Perspective

"To workplace perspective where we are striving to raise the bar at workplaces everywhere today. We're talking with author and professor Dr Steven Mintz about ethics in the workplace. They call Dr Mintz. The ethic sage and I can't wait to hear what sage advice. Ace yes I went there. He has to share with us on this very timely topic. It's going to be a great show. Don't go away. We'll be right back. The opinions expressed by guests on workplace perspective respective do not necessarily reflect those of Sapphire legal. Or it's attorneys. Ed should not be considered legal advice. You're listening to workplace perspective and Employment Law podcast gas presented by Sapphire legal. Welcome back to our listeners and welcome to workplace perspective. Dr Mintz thank you so every night. We're super excited but Before we get started. Let's do what we do. And have you tell our listeners. A little bit about what you do who you are and what you do. Well thank you You mentioned I write right under the name. Ethics sage sickly is my way of saying. I've accumulated a lot of wisdom over the years and we said like to think so With respect to ethics having taught it at the university level for thirty plus years and consulted with some companies on ethics issues issues and I just published a book on ethics deals with Happiness and meaning in life and how being ethical person yes and can improve your personal relationships workplace interactions and our lives on social media. That's Great I. I totally agree with that. It so it's difficult but it always feels good to do the ethical thing to do the right thing before we get started And as we join into our you you don't kind of into our topic Why don't you I kind of tell us what you mean? When you talk about ethical behavior in a workplace context? We'll actually we have to to start with what ethics is in general because the workplace. It's just one outlet for behavior but in general wiki go back to the golden within rule. And how do we treat other people Most people would agree that being kind compassionate fair minded respectful respectful of others are good ways to act ethical ways to act so we start with that and then we put it in the workplace context. We're talking talking. About how companies treat their employees and other stakeholders how they make decisions whether they consider the consequences for quences of their actions on those who will be affected by those actions. Okay so as you're talking talking I'm kind of thinking it's like. It's it's more than a moral compass. Would you agree with that or no. Well I think you have to have a moral compass. If for no other reasons ventoux recognize there are ethical issues because if we don't recognize it and that's part of the problem I think today not only in the workplace but society to people recognize they even have an ethical issue which again we could say is sure your actions and decisions affect others so how you treat them is an ethical issue but a lot of ethics is common sense as well. I mean we shouldn't shout at people people in the workplace because we have a difference of opinion we should be able to discuss our differences openly with variety. Of course this is something. That's the problem in society in general today. Oh I agree. I do civility training and and it's near endured my heart that topic as well and and I I really agree. It is common sense but it's funny. How many times we need to be reminded about you? Know about about the basic sort of things and always teaching my Any harassment trainings that one way to combat unethical behavior were harassing retaliatory discriminatory conduct is to impart to employees to train to teach on the power of ethical behavior. And how you can stem those behaviors by creating more ethical workplace In in that regard. Let's let's jump into it. How do you think well? I'm curious about this. Do you think that you can teach ethics to an organization. I say that because I do think that through their employees you can Dan but I'm talking about the structure the the entity that is the organization. Do you do you think you can teach ethics to the structural organization innovation. Well I always get those questions from students. Stay at some of them. Don't believe I teach ethics to them so and I say look I could teach it whether you'll learn it or not is another issue absolutely so you can certainly teach it at the organizational level level. But you have to have an open minded leadership that they want to learn these things evaluate their own behavior and systems and be open to changing to have ethical organization because they are after all the leaders in the workers are GonNa take their cue from what the leaders. Yeah Yeah. I agree with that. We've talked about that on on a lot of our shows With regard to employee engagement and corporate culture and all that kind of stuff and I think that ethic ethic just ethics just sort of around itself sort of into that How do you have you found the organization sort of come to the realization in your experience? Have you had an experience. I guess where organizations have sort of come to the realization that hey I think we have an issue that needs to be addressed What are those beyond the beyond the obvious? You know being sued for unethical behavior but on a on a more. Oh you know sort of everyday average situation if you have you come across any scenarios like that. Sure it's usually when the organization have systems in place for employees to report things that they think are unethical. Something going wrong in the company company you mentioned sexual harassment. That's certainly a good example. Love it and employees have to feel that they won't don't be retaliated against for making these assertions whether it's sexual harassment or financial statement when fraud so what employees tend to look for is what we call an ethical tone at the top meaning. A culture is said that the company takes this seriously and they can set that tone simply through policies. Simply by acting leans away. They're asking the employees act. You know it's not do. Would I say not what I do. Not that kind of culture. So it's it's you know it's measuring an ethical culture is. How do you do business rather than what you do in business? So how you do. It says a lot about your ethical standards and absolutely companies can come to that realization but it usually usually means they have Ethical leaders at the top. Yeah I I I agree I you and I think ascribed to Sorta the same philosophy that it's really ethics really comes down to kind of what you do when nobody's watching it and I think that even for organizations innovations they think people are always watching but I don't think that's the case. Do you know I think people in organizations tend to think Unfortunately they can get away with things because people are not watching or what. Their behavior is the actions they take are not GonNa get become known of course these days with social so media The twenty four seven cycle digital media. Most things do eventually get uncovered. But maybe companies haven't come to that realization illustration yet but that's when they get into trouble and that's of course Something that they have to prevent it just a matter of sending a message that ethical behavior will be rewarded. Unethical behavior will not be rewarded. May Be punished for it now how you do that. An example of the devil is in the details but it can't be done through performance evaluation just incorporating unethical measure That that sort of thing that idea about about sort of creating an atmosphere that really makes it easy to do the right thing and kind of difficult all to do the wrong thing. I think. That's that's kind of what you're saying as well and I like that because it it really does make it easier so that when someone if you can create that that environment that really does create this this idea that when someone does behave in an unethical manner they sort of stand out from the crowd and it makes it easy to shine a light on that person and say okay you. Here's our issue and we need to address it. So employees tend to act the way they think they will be rewarded whether it's producing large amount of sales market share or being ethical so just have to put ethics on that same. Yeah Yeah because the flip side of that right. Is that those very same things. The desire for reward the desire for recognition thought got. That's also a gateway or an alleyway towards unethical behavior. Don't you think well it can be and the one thing I always. He's reluctant to say about reward. Ethical behavior is we should be ethical. Because it's the right thing to do because it makes us feel good about about what we've done. We've helped somebody We've we've we've done things that have produced positive results for the company and unethical behavior. You generally does not in the short term it will in the long term. Tend to catch up with you so yeah I think that's very important. I I read the survey that that said that companies that when a company sort of values ethical performance That misconduct is lowered. Which I as? I've already kind of scribe arrive to that because I think that's a way to get rid of unwanted risk sort of behaviors but I think the survey was something like twenty percent of the workers you know had had reported seeing misconduct in companies with strong ethical cultures compared to eighty eight percent who witnessed wrongdoing companies with ethically week cultures and with that kind of in my what do you see as some of the more common ethical danger zones from a company perspective Well there's there's quite a few of them. It's the tone at the top that I mentioned before that top management is always sending this message about ethical behavior. Companies need to stress. A sort of what I would call stakeholder capitalism rather than shareholder old capitalism which is the addition on the ocean to maximize profits if employees see that companies care about a broad group all stakeholders including of course themselves their own. Well being that they're treated fairly but also customers customer comes first that sort of mentality -ality dealing with suppliers and other stakeholders that tends to give a lot of confidence of employees. That the company is Sir Chris About Ethical behavior. And we're going to take our cue from that Companies have to avoid basically what I would say he is rationalizing unethical behavior. That happens a lot especially in the field that I grew up in which is accounting and in financial reporting where they put pressure on an employee to go along with financial wrongdoing and they basically say look. This is a one time request. Just go along this first time this one time. We won't ask you to do it again. Well rarely does it work that way. Because why don't you go along with wrongdoing you start to slide down the proverbial ethical slippery slope where it becomes more difficult to turn around. And let's say we claim the moral high ground. Yeah absolutely absolutely. Well we are. Time is going fast. We're going to take a quick break and when we come back more thoughts from Dr Men's Don ecobill ethical behavior in the workplace. Stay with us. We'll be right back I'm more resourceful than I thought. My suit can still still make an impression. My Video Games are still game. Changers and my lamp can bring others a bright future because when I donate my stuff to goodwill helps.

"steven mintz" Discussed on OC Talk Radio

OC Talk Radio

12:30 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on OC Talk Radio

"Welcome back to our listeners and welcome welcome to workplace perspective Dr Mintz. Thank you for having me. We're super excited but before we get started. Let's do what we normally do. And have you tell our listeners. A little a bit about what you do who you are and what you do. Well thank you You mentioned I write under the name ethic. Say the Cui is my way of saying. I've accumulated a lot of wisdom over the years and we said like to think so with respect to ethics having taught it at the university level for thirty plus years and consulted with some companies on ethics issues and I just published a book on ethics. It deals those with Happiness in medium life and how being ethical person can improve your personal relationships workplace interactions and our lives on social media. That's great. I totally agree with that. So it's difficult but it always feels good to do the ethical thing to do the right thing before we get started And as we join into our jump kind of into our topic Why don't you I kind of tell us what you you mean when you talk about ethical behavior in a workplace context? We'll I think we have to start with what ethics is in general because the workplace is just us one outlet for behavior but in general wiki. Go back to the golden rule and how we treat other people Most people would agree that being kind compassionate fair minded respectful of others are good ways to act ethical ways to act so we start with that and then when you put it in a workplace context we're talking about how companies treat their employees and other stakeholders how they make decisions whether they consider the consequences of their actions on those who will be affected. Okay so as you're talking. I'm kind of thinking it's like. It's it's more than a moral compass. Would you agree the or no. Why think you do have to have a moral compass? If for no other reason than to recognize there are ethical issues because if we don't recognize recognize it and that's part of the problem I think today not only in the workplace society. Do people recognize. They even have an ethical issue. Which again we say is sure your actions and decisions affect others so how you treat them is an ethical issue but a lot of ethics is common sense as well? I mean. We shouldn't shout people in the work place. Because we have a difference of opinion we should be able to discuss our differences openly with realty. Of course this is something. That's the problem in society in general today. Yeah I agree do civility training and and it's near and dear to my heart. That topic is well and and I I agree. It is common sense but it's funny. How many times we need to be reminded about you? Know about the basic sort of things and always teaching my Any harassment trainings that one way to combat unethical behavior or harassing retaliatory discriminatory conduct is to you impart to employees to train to teach on the power of ethical behavior. And how you can stem those behaviors by creating a more ethical workplace In in that regard. Let's let's jump into it. How do you think well? I'm curious about this. Do you think that you can teach ethics to organization. I say that because I I do. I think that through their employees. You can but I'm talking about the structure the the entity that is the organization. Do you do you think you can teach ethics to the the structural organization. Well I always get those questions from MM students. Some of them don't believe I could teach ethics to them so and I say look I could teach it whether you'll learn it or autism another issue absolutely so you can certainly teach it at the organizational level but you have to have an open minded leadership that they want to learn these things evaluate their own behavior and systems and be open to changing to have ethical organization because they are after all the leaders in the workers again that take their cue from what two leaders do and say yeah. I agree with that. We've talked about that on on a lot of of our shows With regard to employee engagement and corporate culture and all that kind of stuff and I think that ethic just ethics to sort of rounds itself. Sort of into that How do you have you found that organization sort of come to the realization in your experience? Have you had the experience. I guess where organizations have sort of come to the realization that hey I think we have an issue that needs to be addressed What are those beyond the beyond the obvious being sued for unethical behavior? But on a on a more you know sort of everyday average situation have have you come across any scenarios like that sure. It's usually when organizations have systems in place for employees employees to report things that they think are unethical. Something going wrong in the company you mentioned sexual harassment. That's certainly a good example example of it and employees have to feel that they won't be retaliated against for making these assertions whether it's sexual harassment or financial statement fraud so what employees tend tend to look for is what we call an ethical tone at the top meaning. A culture is said that the company takes this seriously and then they can set that tone simply through policies simply by acting the way they're asking the employees act you know it's not what do what I say not what I do not that kind of culture. So it's you know it's measuring an ethical culture is. How do you do business rather than what you do in business? So how you do it says a lot about your ethical standards emds and absolutely companies can come to that realization but usually means they have ethical leaders at the top. Yeah I I agree. I you and I think ascribed to sort of the same philosophy that it's really ethics really comes down to kind of what you do when nobody's watching and I think that even though for organizations they think people are always watching. But I don't think that's the case do you. No I think people in organizations tend to think unfortunately that they can get away with things because people are not watching or what. Their behavior is the actions they take are not GonNa get become known of course these days with social media The twenty four seven cycle the digital media Most things do eventually get uncovered but maybe companies haven't come to that realization yet but that's when they get into trouble and that's of course Something that they have to prevent it just a matter of sending a message that ethical behavior will be rewarded. Unethical behavior will not be rewarded. May Be punished for it now. How you do that? It's an example of the devil's in the details. But it can be done To performance evaluation just incorporating unethical measure That sort of thing like that idea about A Ah about sort of creating an atmosphere that really makes it easy to do the right thing and kind of difficult to do the wrong thing. I think. That's that's kind of what you're saying as well and I like that because has it it really does make it easier so that when someone you can create that that environment that really does create this this idea idea that when someone does behave in an unethical manner they sort of stand out from the crowd and it makes it easy to shine a light on that person and say okay you. Here's czar issue and we need to address it so employees tend to act the way they think they will be rewarded whether it's producing large amount of sales market share or being ethical so just have to put ethics on that same level as other top priorities. Yeah because the flip side of that right what is that those very same things the desire for reward the desire for recognition that that's also a gateway or an alleyway towards unethical behavior. Don't don't you think well it can be and the one thing. I always am reluctant to say about reward. Ethical behavior is we should be ethical. Because it's the right thing to do because it makes us feel good idea about what we've done. We've helped somebody We've we've we've done things that have produced positive results for the company and unethical behavior. General he does not in the short term. It will in the long-term tend to catch up with you so yeah I think that's very important. I I read the survey that that said that companies that when a company sort of values ethical performance That misconduct is lowered. Which I as I've already said I? Kind of scribe to that. Because I think that's a way to get rid of unwanted risk sort of behaviors ears but I think the survey was something like twenty percent of the workers you know had reported seeing misconduct in companies with strong ethical cultures compared to eighty eight percent who witnessed wrongdoing and companies with ethically week cultures with that kind of what you see is some some of the more common ethical danger zones from a company perspective Well there's this quite a few of them. It's the tone at the top that I mentioned before that top management is always sending this message about ethical behavior. Companies need to stress US Sort of what. I would call stakeholder capitalism rather than shareholder capitalism which is the tradition on the ocean to maximize profits profit if employees see that companies. Care about a broad group of stakeholders including of course themselves their own. Well being that they're treated needed fairly but also customers customer comes first that sort of mentality Even dealing with suppliers and other stakeholders holders that tends to give a lot of confidence of employees that the company is serious about ethical behavior. And we're going to take our cue. I'm from that Companies have to avoid basically what I would say is rationalizing unethical behavior. That happens happens a lot especially in the field that I grew up in which is accounting and financial reporting where they put pressure on an employee to go along along with financial wrongdoing. And they basically say look. This is a one time request. Just go along this first time this one time. We won't ask you to do it again again. Well rarely does it work that way. Because why don't you go along with wrongdoing you start to slide down the proverbial ethical slippery slope where it becomes more difficult to turn around. And let's say we claim the moral high ground. Yeah absolutely absolutely. Well we are. Time is going fast. We're GONNA take a quick break and when we come back more thoughts from Dr Men's Don ecobill ethical behavior in the workplace. Stay with us. We'll be right back.

"steven mintz" Discussed on Workplace Perspective

Workplace Perspective

13:05 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on Workplace Perspective

"Want workplace perspective where we are striving to raise the bar at workplaces everywhere ace yes I went there he has to share with us on this very timely topic it's going to be a considered legal advice you're listening to workplace perspective and Employment Law podcast sat before we get started let's do what we normally do and have you tell our listeners a little bit about what saying I've accumulated a lot of wisdom over the years and we said like to think so issues and I just published a book on ethics deals with Shannon's and our lives on social media that's great I you don't jump kind of into our topic why don't you I kind of tell us what you mean John Outlet for behavior but in general we could go back to the golden respectful of others are good ways to act ethical ways to act stakeholders how they make decisions whether they consider the consequences talking I'm kind of thinking it's like it's it's more than a moral compass would you agree with that or no is it and that's part of the problem I think today not only in the workplace but others so how you treat them is an ethical issue but a lot the ebola discuss our differences openly with validity endured my heart that topic as well and and I I really agree Osma trainings that one way to combat unethical behavior and how you can stem those behaviors by creating more ethical workplace Nation I say that because I do I think that through their employees you can innovation well I always get those questions from students another issue absolutely so you can certainly teach it at the organizational level and be open to changing to have ethical organization because they who's with regard to employee engagement and corporate culture and all that kind of stuff and I think that ethic the organization sort of come to the realization in your experience have you had an experience Asu now being sued for unethical behavior but on a on a more organizations have systems in place for employees I love it and employees have to feel that they won't when fraud so what employees tend to look can set that tone simply through policies simply by acting it's you know it's measuring an ethical culture is how and absolutely companies can come to that realization but usually sorta the same philosophy that it's really ethics really comes down to kind no I think people in organizations tend to think unfortunately so media the twenty four seven cycle digital media most something that they have to prevent it just a matter of sending a message an example of the devil is in the details but it can't be done through out sort of creating an atmosphere that really makes it easy to do the right thing and kind of difficult you can create that that environment that really does create this this idea that when we need to address it so employees tend to act the way they think they will be the other top priorities because the flip side of that right is that those well it can be and the one thing I always about what we've done we've helped somebody we've we've we've done things what's up with you so yeah I think that's very important I I read a survey that arrive to that because I think that's a way to get rid of unwanted risk sort of behaviors but uh eighty eight percent who witnessed wrongdoing companies with ethically week cultures Well there's there's quite a few of them it's the tone at the top Bob sort of what I would call stakeholder capitalism rather than shareholder all stakeholders including of course themselves their own well being that they're treated fairly that tends to give a lot of confidence of employees that the company is Sir he is rationalizing unethical behavior that happens a lot financial wrongdoing and they basically say look this is a one time request you start to slide down the proverbial ethical slippery slope where it nick and when we come back more thoughts from Dr Men's Don Acapa ethical behavior.

"steven mintz" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"steven mintz" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"You know we really we have this strange connection about ethics in this country and we really do joining us to kind of discuss this is author of beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior is doctor Stephen Manson it's a pleasure documents it's it's really a pleasure to have you with us so the question is is it okay to take office supplies home with you any yet that same person would never steal from you is there duality here are are we talking about one cut fits all explain well I think taking anything from an office that doesn't belong to you is wrong some may say office supplies is a pretty small thing and or everybody does it doesn't make it right one of the problems is when you do something that's wrong that may be a small thing and get away with it can lead to greater things such as taking software programs that you don't have licensing for access off a company computer that would be another sharing data files that you don't have the right to do so ethics is consistency in behavior and the more you practice ethics the better you get at it so yeah I mean I tell people when I tell my students ask yourself one question how would you feel if you were a child about what you would do it so he took office supplies why don't you allow your son or daughter to take crayons from school yeah school so no I don't it's tough I don't I had a friend a childhood friend who stopped talking to me years ago because she was on slippery ground in my opinion ethically with her ex husband and going into the computer in finding emails that she had no business reading and I said you you got to stop this this is the I said it's not healthy for you or for him and right you know there's a place where you have to say it's enough I can't I I don't know I just felt it creeped me out it really creeped me out in a big way right reading emails out of spouse or a bigger issue today issued children because they can get into trouble and be on the wrong website it was a matter of trust the other party will not trust you it says switch to doing no say well if he or she is reading my emails what else might they be doing to invade my privacy right so why are some of the reasons what are some of the reasons why people feel it to engage in ethical behavior even when they know something is wrong what makes people do this one thing is they think they can get away with it so there's some people that just look at things that way it's very self centered others face sort of it's a manifestation of what we call ethical blindness being unaware of the fact and ethical issues exists in a decision that a person is making we could say it's a lack of education in Essex which I think is a problem in society today that many people have different ideas about ethics which you you mentioned earlier what's right what's wrong how do we know that what are the core values we all should live by I mean if we can agree is that society that honesty integrity trustworthiness fair treatment respect responsibility just to name a few if there's no agreement within society that these are ethical values that to drive our behavior then we have what we have which is a lot of conflict because people view ethics differently right you know I have I have to say that your your book really beyond happiness in meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior do we even know are we are we even teaching things like this in in school today the sort of things I address in the box would be covered in philosophy courses ethics courses if it's taken which in many cases is no longer required other than that it would probably depend on the teacher if the teacher is committed to teaching the students these kinds of things so interested otherwise not some teachers don't feel comfortable teaching ethics because they think they're preaching but again it's common standards of behavior in the golden rule since we can agree that we should treat others the way we wish they would treat us then again you have this blockage this blindness that creates a barrier the ethical behavior so if it's taught in schools I think it's in the form of ethical relativism which is you pick and choose who on ethics well that can't be right how we are going to deal with each other and I think this is a problem of civility different people have different views of what civility is or isn't and we see this played out everyday with politicians on cable news and I always say we need to learn have disagreed with each other without being disagreeable and were far way off from that right I'm so I I think that the the question is how are you see see people that will argue that it's not morally wrong to take something and they can justify that that's my question is for it we're we're in the big where's the basic education coming from because I'm not sure I mean I was taught right from wrong in my own home and that was a really my my late father used to do use just screaming as words are man's worst weapon be careful what you say I mean he was solo cognition of of actions and words and I thought you know I'm I'm so grateful that I had that kind of a a solid you know beginning but but when do you push the envelope when desperation comes in it feels like you can justify anything Dr right right you can rationalize on as a deer something right exactly it's a one time thing I did this once I won't do it again that sort of thing in the workplace pressured to do one ethical things from time to time by superiors in order to fix the numbers just to give one example yeah yeah it's so found fascinating conversation the Steven Mintz and the website go ahead and give it and the book is called beyond happiness in meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior in the best website is my name which is Steven men's FX it's all one word Steven Mintz season with.

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"steven mintz" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

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"steven mintz" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Know we really we have this strange connection about ethics in this country and we really do joining us to kind of discuss this is author of beyond happiness and meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior is doctor Stephen Manson it's a pleasure documents are it's it's really a pleasure to have you with us so the question is is it okay to take office supplies home with you any yet that same person would never steal from you is there duality here are are we talking about one cut fits all explain well I think taking anything from an office that doesn't belong to you is wrong some may say office supplies is a pretty small thing and or everybody does it doesn't make it right one of the problems is when you do something that's wrong that may be a small thing and get away with it can lead to greater things such as taking software programs that you don't have licensing for access off a company computer that would be another sharing data files that you don't have the right to do so ethics is consistency in behavior and the more you practice ethics the baby you get at it so yeah I mean I tell people when I tell my students ask yourself one question how would you feel if you were a child about what you would do it so he took office supplies why don't you allow your son or daughter to take crayons from school yeah school so no I don't it's tough I don't I had a friend a childhood friend who stopped talking to me years ago because she was on slippery ground in my opinion ethically with her ex husband and going into the computer and finding emails that she had no business reading and I said you can just drop this is I said it's not healthy for you or for him and right you know there's a place where you have to say it's enough I can't I I don't know I just felt it creeped me out it really creeped me out in a big way right the reading emails out of spouse or a bigger issue today issued children because they can get into trouble and be on the wrong website it was a matter of trust the other party will not trust you it says switch to doing no say well if he or she is reading my emails what else might they be doing to invade my privacy right so why are some of the reasons what are some of the reasons why people fail to engage in ethical behavior even when they know something is wrong what makes people do this one thing is they think they can get away with it so there's some people that just look at things that way it's very self centered others face sort of it's a manifestation of what we call ethical blindness being aware of the facts and ethical issues exist in a decision that a person is making we could say it's a lack of education in Essex which I think is a problem in society today that many people have different ideas about ethics which you you mentioned earlier what's right what's wrong how do we know that one of the core values we all should live by I mean if we can agree is that society that honesty integrity trustworthiness fair treatment respect responsibility just to name a few if there's no agreement within society that these are ethical values that to drive our behavior then we have what we have which is a lot of conflict because people view ethics differently right you know I have I have to say that your your book really beyond happiness in meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior do we even know are we are we even teaching things like this in in school today the sort of things I address in the book would be covered in philosophy courses ethics courses if it's taken which in many cases is no longer required other than that it would probably depend on the teacher if the teacher is committed to teaching the students these kinds of things so interested otherwise not some teachers don't feel comfortable teaching ethics because they think they're preaching but again it's common standards of behavior in the golden rule since we can agree that we should treat others the way we wish they would treat us then again you have this blockage this blindness that creates a barrier the ethical behavior so if it's taught in schools I think it's in the form of ethical relativism which is you pick and choose who on Netflix well that can't be right how we are going to deal with each other and I think this is a problem of civility different people have different views of what civility is or isn't and we see this played out everyday with politicians on cable news and I always say we need to learn have disagreed with each other without being disagreeable and were far way off from that right I'm so I I think that the the question is how are you see see people that will argue that it's not morally wrong to take something and they can justify that that's my question is for it we're we're in the big where's the basic education coming from because I'm not sure I mean I was taught right from wrong in my own home and that was a really might my late father used to do use just screaming as words are man's worst weapon be careful what you say I mean he was solo cognition of of actions and words at all right all right you know I'm I'm so grateful that I had that kind of a a solid you know beginning but but when do you push the envelope when desperation comes in it feels like you can justify anything Dr right right you can rationalize on as a deer something right exactly it's a one time thing I did this once they won't do it again that sort of thing in the workplace pressured to do one ethical things from time to time by superiors in order to fix the numbers just to give one example yeah yeah it's so found fascinating conversation this Steven Mintz M. the website go ahead and give it in the book is called beyond hopping missing meaning transforming your life through ethical behavior in the best website is my name which is Steven man's ethics it's all one word Steven Mintz season with the team.

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