Todd Finley, an Edutopia blogger, begins a recent post “Education is catastrophically deficient in trust,” and argues that teachers must take a leap of faith to learn how to trust their students so that they can be successful
The recently released results of the National Business Ethics Survey® of Social Networkers by the Ethics Resource Center uncovered an interesting relationship between social networking at work and ethics risks.
We knew that we needed to demonstrate and shine a brighter spotlight on our commitment to high ethical standards. So, we launched the Torch Awards program to recognize businesses that were intentionally pursuing the highest standards of organizational ethics – putting high character into action. Over the years, a commonality among our Torch Award recipients became clear – each valued leadership character ethics and ethical enterprising as vital traits in their organizations.
Armed with this information, we set out to create a better roadmap to more intentionally transfer the essential disciplines of personal and public integrity. This resulted in our adoption of the 20 defined leadership character ethics in the UncommonSense™ Framework, and the six TRUST! principles in the EthicalEnterprises™ Framework. These frameworks have become the roadmap, the inspiration and the foundation for the BBB Center for Character Ethics.
Why Character Ethics? Educators relate comfortably to the term 'character', while businesses, government and higher education relate to the term 'ethics'. They are two sides of the same coin. Because we serve both sectors, the term "Character Ethics" aspires to bridge the gap and unites these words to express "universal ethics that uniquely build high Character."