Paul Fiorelli on Establishing Workplace Integrity [Podcast]


By Adam Turteltaub

Integrity is like peace, love and brotherhood.  We’re all for it, but when it comes to practicing it, that’s when the challenges start.

Paul Fiorelli hopes to change that. The Director, Cintas Institute for Business Ethics at Xavier University has just written a new book: Establishing Workplace Integrity. In it, Paul addresses six lessons in values-based leadership.

To benefit from some of his long-established and well-recognized expertise we asked him to join us for this podcast. He discusses the importance, of values-based leadership. He also cites six factors that lead people into unethical or non-compliant behavior:

  1. Pressure to perform
  2. Going down a slippery slope
  3. Rationalization
  4. Groupthink
  5. Altruism (violating the law to help the company)
  6. Greed

One or several of them are at play when wrongdoing occurs.

So what makes for success and helps to prevent wrongdoing? He makes an argument for SMART goals: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based.

Listen in to learn more about values-based leadership and promoting a workplace of integrity.