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Being a Difference Award – Highlighting University Winners

Since 2005, the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) has supported and promoted ethical leadership within the business community. After successfully honoring ethical business leaders for more than a decade through the Being a Difference Award, the CPT revised the program in 2017, and created the Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award program, sponsored […]

Importance of Mentoring: Helping Through Ethical Challenges

Previously, we wrote about the importance of having a mentor. Today, we would like to focus on mentorship. By definition, a mentor is a wise and trusted counselor or teacher or an influential senior sponsor or supporter. The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) aims to advance ethical leadership among students and professionals. By […]

How to Be an Ethical Leader

After college, students begin to consider their next chapter. Typically, this next chapter includes internships, first corporate positions and resume enhancements. However, you should become involved in activities and programs now that will positively benefit you later. You want to ask yourself how can you be more marketable. One of the best ways to do […]

Beyond the Buck: 4 Alternative Ways to Give Back in 2018

Author: Sydney Shearer, Development & Student Programs Specialist, NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT

Good News: Facebook Committed to Being a Safe Medium for Users (Sept/Oct) 2017

Ethics Matters September – October 2017 The social media platform, Facebook, has strived to be a digital community of individuals who demonstrate tolerance and acceptance. With the platform’s mission of making the world more open and connected, on many occasions, leaders at Facebook have stated that there is zero tolerance for harmful or hateful speech. […]

Lead With Integrity: A Challenge to Do the Right Thing (July/Aug 2017)

Ethics Matters July-August 2017 In July of 2016, I found myself in the middle of an ethical dilemma. I was traveling across the country speaking to audiences about ethical leadership, and encouraging them to make decisions based on what they believed were doing the right things. I was also trying to be an example for […]

Good News: Southwest to Steer Clear of Overbooking Flights (July/Aug 2017)

Ethics Matters July-August 2017 Airport travel can be stressful…arrivals, check-ins, security lines…the list can go on and on. However, if you travel with Southwest, overbooked flights will no longer be a concern. “I’ve made the decision, the company has made the decision, that we will cease to overbook going forward,” said Southwest CEO Gary Kelly […]

Why Some Decisions Aren’t as Simple As They Seem…

Do you think college athletes should be paid? I’ve always been in favor of changing the rules, so student athletes can receive a portion of the proceeds that they generate for their schools. It seems like a simple fairness issue. In America, people should be compensated for rendering services that generate revenue for businesses. However, […]

3 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Weekly Meetings

We’ve all had those days where you are sitting in a brainstorming meeting and experiencing all the symptoms of writer’s block. Out of nowhere (it seems like), you’re put on the spot and asked for your company’s next “big idea.” To avoid future uncomfortable feelings of not knowing what to say, check out these three […]

Good News: Google Helps Users Make Informed Decisions (May/June) 2017

Ethics Matters May-June 2017 By now, you may have heard about the challenges being created by the distribution of fake news. When some people see articles with a large number of views on Google or Facebook, they assume they are credible. This can sometimes lead to misinformation when fictitious news is perceived as factual information. […]