What companies and academic want is a simple, step-by-step guide to change for the better. As companies and educational institutions grow, the ability to maintain an integrity-based culture becomes impossible without professional assistance and guidance who have the experience and know-how in delivering facilitator led workshops, integrity lectures and case study break out session.
Our program “The 10 Business Principles” is an organized ethics-based workbook curriculum that is designed to take participants step-by-step toward optimizing the attitudes and integrity in today’s business world. We have found that our use of humor with a heavy slice of profound substance creates a positive learning experience. One that nurtures individual personality traits and build strong character components.
Here is a snapshot of types of corporate conduct observed by employees:
Abusive or intimidating behavior toward employees 21%
Lying to employees, customers, vendors or public 19%
Employee interests over organizational interests 18%
Violations of safety regulations 16%
Misreporting of actual time worked 16%
Discrimination on basis of race, color, gender, age or similar 12%
Stealing or theft 11%
Sexual harassment 9%
“The 10 Business Principles” are written to satisfy a critical need for morals, values, ethics and integrity in the workplace. The overwhelming majority of people at work consider themselves honest and hardworking, but when confronted with a moral or ethical dilemma, they struggle with choices. Becoming a student of “The 10 Business Principles” will assist them in making crucial decisions at critical moments, proper communication techniques, leadership skills, goal alignments, time management and personal balance. These skills will ensure their decisions are in alignment with their business goals.
The 10 simple, yet effective principles below guide and direct today’s professional people toward what is wanted and needed:
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 1 Submitting to a higher authority is the basic strategy of ethical living. In doing so, you may seem to lose an encounter, but through adherence to a constant set of principles, you triumph overall. There is no mathematically logical explanation for this, but the proof is irrefutable. Business Commandment One is the embodiment of this universal truth. The other nine commandments that follow Commandment One compromise the recipe for adhering to it.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 2 Living with purpose is the discipline of staying focused on what is important rather than what is urgent, and in doing so is the only way to balance the demands of life in a principle-centered way. Living with purpose is the discipline of crosschecking everything that you do so that your actions stay in harmony with your mission, and so that one action does not detract from another.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 3 Interact with integrity creates an environment of openness and willingness to risk creative solutions or actions. This environment thrives because there is no history of retribution and embarrassment. Without fear, people strive to improve, rather than strive to avoid blame.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 4 Fulfill your roles with time for renewal. Everything in life is a cycle. Failure to recognize the beginning and ending of a natural cycle and failure to take time to contemplate the will of your higher authority results in unnecessary fatigue, confusion, and disillusionment.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 5 Care about People. All of the success and all of the failure, all of the profit and all of the loss, all of the creativity and all of the stupidity in organizations come from people. People by far account for the lion’s share of variation in any process. If you don’t care about them, you don’t care about the process, and the business is the process.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 6 Preserve the Sanctity of Life, and be Improvement and Healing Oriented. Murdering another human being is universally recognized as wrong. You can, however, kill a person in an organization without harming them physically. Killing in any sense is wrong; therefore, preserving and improving the life of people in organizations is seen as its positive opposite.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 7 Be Loyal and you will become worth your weight in gold, for all people value those who support their interest in their absence. Violating the basic trust of a relationship destroys even the most basic ability for people to interact.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 8 Be a Good Steward since taking what doesn’t belong to you breaks down the fabric of society and diverts growth resources to non-productive security efforts.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 9 Be Honest is a guarantee of your words; your personal integrity and reputation are based on your track record with the truth. If there is variation in the accuracy of your speech, a corresponding variation in your listener’s willingness to believe you will also occur.
BUSINESS PRINCIPLE # 10 Be Quietly Confident is the certainty a successful person displays at the outset of a well-considered course of action. Be happy with your lot in life. You can do so without being satisfied. It’s okay to strive, but it must be for the right reason.
These guided sessions promote active participation by attendees who follow this ten-part system. Components and inclusions of these principles delivers logic-building drivers as well as pragmatic research data that provides students with future synergies for continued growth. Key skills that the program delivers are more effective communication, goal alignments, value-based decision making, corporate productivity and more effective team-building qualities. Our program is in compliance with all U.S. governmental guidelines and mandates for ethics procedures as outlined in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
To assist interested corporations or academic institutions with their ethics compliance programs we begin by evaluating current conditions through management reviews as well as employee interviews. These findings are set against senior management objectives as a core means of defining focal points for the workshop sessions. Once this framework has been established, we lead participants through the ethics-based program known as “The 10 Business Principles.”
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