The practice of integrity is mainly about balancing competing duties. For instance when loyalty to a friend, boss, colleague or political party, competes with the duty of truthfulness to the public. Corporate employees and political officials often have difficulty identifying competing duties. Without a method to identify and resolve them, people tend to default to the easiest or most self-interested outcome with devastating results.
Integrity is a skill that can be taught and practiced. It is not an innate talent that can be accessed intuitively and fulfilled willfully. This startling reality is why integrity is so widely breached, yet no one considers himself deficient in integrity. Our private consulting will guide business and political leaders in the long-term practice of integrity.
We can train business and political leaders not simply to manage their codes of ethics, but to train their officials in the skill of complex decision-making, when there is no code telling you what to do.
IntegrityIntensive teaches managers and business professionals how to identify and balance competing duties when no written code of conduct is clear. The practice of integrity in business is key to a successful company.
“The feedback from my colleagues in the business consulting community has been fantastic. This method of practicing integrity relieves business leaders from the world of compliance and opens up possibilities of managing complex duties innovatively”
The obligation to act truthfully is the highest duty of public officials. Most aspire to that obligation and make it a point in their work to act in such a manner. Still, they are under tremendous pressures:
Leadership in the public service is not simply a matter of compliance with regulations, but rather, finding a way to balance complex duties.
The practice of integrity is about choices between competing duties. That’s what we train you to do: balance duties and understand ethical decisions. Workshop training processes scenarios, deceptively simple ones at first, then gradually increasing in complexity.
“Stu presented a highly entertaining and illuminating presentation on the nature of public integrity… This was far more than a routine presentation on ethics regulations but rather a method to address tough conflicts. . . Many of the 300 attendees came up to me after the presentation to express how original, thought provoking, and most importantly, useful, they thought Mr. Brody’s presentation was”