Prof. Jeffrey L. Seglin
March 2003: Writer on business ethics for multiple magazines, teaches at Emerson College. He was an ethics fellow at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in 2001 and a resident fellow at the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at Harvard in 1998-99. He is the author or co-author on more than a dozen books on business and writing, including "The Right Thing: Conscience, Profit and Personal Responsibility in Today's Business" and "The Good, the Bad, and Your Business" (John Wiley & Sons). He has written for publications including the New York Times, Fortune, FSB, Salon.com, Time.com, Sojourners, Harvard Management Update, Business 2.0, ForbesASAP, CIO, CFO, MBA Jungle, among others. He regularly contributes commentaries to Public Radio's Marketplace.
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 16, 2003 Whistles Don't Have Instructions
QUOTE: ...employees everywhere are more aware of potential wrongdoing within their companies, and that they are also worrying about their own exposure to wayward behavior — and what happens if they don't report it.
New York Times Mar 01, 2003 The Right Thing: Conscience, Profit, and Personal Responsbility in Today's Business
QUOTE: Seglin writes a monthly column "The Right Thing" on business and workplace ethics for the New York Times; this book is a collection of some of his columns.
Spiro Press Oct 21, 2001 The Right Thing: The 'Me, Too' Mind-Set of Disaster Aid
QUOTE: .... Regardless of the criteria set forth [for federal disaster money], Ms. Owens said, ineligible businesses sought relief funds because they felt entitled to the same financial help received by others.
New York Times Aug 19, 2001 When the Truth Takes a Stretching Class
ABSTRACT: ...small lies she told to get her company going and concluded that a certain amount of such behavior "is acceptable in business."
New York Times May 20, 2001 The Right Thing: Rewarding the Crew Aboard a Sinking Ship
QUOTE: ...roughly 6,000 employees at Pacific Gas and Electric had received pay raises and portions of their annual bonuses just days before the company filed for bankruptcy....But what if million-dollar bonuses had been paid to the top executives
New York Times May 14, 2001 Attention, E-mail Snoops
QUOTE: As managers...you have every right to monitor your company's e-mail. But just because you can legally do it, is it ethical for you to read your subordinates' messages?
Fortune Mar 01, 2000 Ethics
QUOTE: You make a million decisions in the course of a week, but every so often one stops you in your tracks because it calls up a bigger question of values.
Inc. Magazine Jan 01, 2000 How Business Can Be Good (And Why Being Good is Good for Business)
QUOTE: Where the word "ethics" may once have been anathema to any corporate devotee, discussion of it is increasingly seen as not only important but also as critical to a company's success.
Sojourners May 01, 1999 It's Not That Easy Going Green
QUOTE: Nobody can fault you for wanting to make a profit. But are there times when the bottom line isn't only about money?
Inc. Magazine Oct 15, 1998 True Lies
QUOTE: During their start-up days, many Inc. 500 CEOs tell half-truths to win over customers, while others tell outright lies.
Inc. Magazine Jan 01, 1998 Always a Payroll to Meet
QUOTE: In a cash-flow crisis, does getting money in the door mean ethics must go out the window?
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