Technology can make cheating not feel like cheating but technology itself is morally neutral.

Bruce Weinstein Ph.D. is the President and CEO of The Ethics Guy. He is a contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek Management blog and Fortune Magazine’s Leadership Channel online. He became enamored with Plato’s Republic, especially Plato’s allegory of the cave which led him down the path of philosophy. Today, Bruce helps people determine which qualities they should develop for their careers, companies to test the character of possible employees and employees to align their goals with their company’s mission statement and core values. He is the author of several books including Ethical Intelligence: 5 Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond and The Good Ones: 10 Crucial Qualities of High Character Employees.

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[3:16] Jason summarizes the concepts of Steven Covey’s character ethic and the personality ethic.

[10:38] A long time ago, your individual code of ethics could give you a long-term, sustainable business today but not today.

[12:29] Information about the Software event and the Venture Alliance trips in September.

Dr. Bruce Weinstein Guest Episode:

[15:57] Bruce was blown away by how dramatic and entertaining philosophy was when reading Plato’s Republic that he decided to make his career in it.

[19:53] Bruce’s opinion about the business world and whether it is it more or less ethical than 20 or 30 years ago?

[24:14] What are the are two approaches to doing ethics in a person’s life?

[29:33] A CEO told 60 minutes last year, businesses hire for competence but fire for character.

[31:33] Bruce’s new book, Ethical Intelligence includes tips for evaluating a person’s character: during an interview.

[37:32] Do large companies value ethics beyond the legal requirements?

[39:50] Successfully multi-tasking at more than one thing at a time is a technology driven myth.

[47:22] Send Bruce Weinstein an email describing what you believe to be the most important quality of an employee is will receive a free audio book.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Jason Hartman Events

Venture Alliance Mastermind

The Ethics Guy

Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond

Tweetables:

Sometimes as a speaker, you can feel like you have the audience wrapped around your finger.This is the personality ethic at work.

Ethics is the study of right and wrong conduct and good and bad character.

All money is dirty if you trace it back far enough.

Episode: 710

Guest: Dr. Bruce Weinstein

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