How do we define an ethical individual? Are we free to form our own opinions on ethics, or must we go with the consensus of “the times” and bow to relativism? How do some companies stand their ground against the relativist movement?
Even in this day and age, ethics still matter. In the 1990s, then-President Bill Clinton was the center of many ethics-based discussions after lying to the American people in a televised statement about his relationship with White House staffer Monica Lewinsky, which later lead to impeachment trials.
It's a candidates' market and the talent is calling the shots. In this day and age, professionals are more on board with the idea of leaving their current positions and seeking out better alternatives than they were just a few years ago. The proof? Data from the U.S. Department of Labor revealed more people quit their jobs this past March than in any other month over the past seven years. In short, it’s a candidates’ market and the talent is calling the shots.
Why are truly innovative corporate cultures so few and far between? Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of American CEOs polled by PricewaterhouseCoopers believe their industries will be disrupted over the next five years as direct and indirect competition heats up. Innovation may be the only way for their companies to survive and thrive – but spearheading successful innovation is easier said than done.
The glass ceiling has cracked, but not shattered: Gender diversity in boardrooms and executive suites is on the upswing, but equal representation is still a distant goal.