1. Ethics in the
Building an honorable kingdom
Set the stage for a successful quest
by promoting ethics in your organization:
Because an honorable kingdom is a profitable one.
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A medieval visionary:
Determine what a meaningful
environment looks like
Gauge trust levels across
Empower employees to
do what’s right
Lay the foundation:
Build a castle no
one can infiltrate
The law of the land: Compliance
The foundation for long-term success
Fairness at the Round Table
Pay and promotions
Allocation of resources
Trust: Chivalry in action
Assumptions about ethical intentions
Always honor the code:
Ethical working self-concept
Employee actions are based on
Teach: Define what it
means to “live” out
and other codes of conduct
Law: Do what’s right
The Honorable Merchant: Be honest and fair
Harvard Business School®
Act as a role model through all actions
Lockheed Martin Code of Conduct:
Exhibit high standards of integrity
Code of Business Conduct & Ethics:
Refrain from corruption, unfair competition
or business practices harmful to society
Who follows and who administers the code?
Where do employees go with questions about
how the code is interpreted?How do employees handle a suspected
violation of the code?What happens following a reported
suspected code violation?Are there consequences for violating the code?
step 3:Create your honor code
Cultivating honor in
ETHICS AT WORK
How to build an honorable kingdom
Like a true knight: Live it
100 most ethical companies
the overall stock market= strongest predictor
of an ethical workplace