Bruce Weinstein | The Ethics Guy, Bloomberg Businessweek Contributor & Host

Bruce Weinstein

The Ethics Guy, Bloomberg Businessweek Contributor & Host

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Bruce Weinstein

Enlightening, inspiring and entertaining, Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, shows leaders in business, health care, law, accounting, and education why character is the missing link to excellence and how to hire and promote people of high character.

He is a contributor to Huffington Post Business and has written extensively for Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the author of the books Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond, and Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught?

His next book, The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees, will be published in April 2015 and features stories from the editor of Fortune magazine, a two-star general in the U.S. Air Force, Martin Scorsese's producer, and other fascinating people who talk about how high-character employees have helped them succeed--and how you can find such people for your organization.

An in-demand speaker, Dr. Weinstein's clients have included the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (two years in a row), National Football League, the Investment Management Consultants Association, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Northrop Grumman, the National Business Aviation Association, the colleges of business of Eastern Michigan University and the University of North Dakota, and over 300 other leading groups.

You have seen Dr. Weinstein on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, a wide range of CNN programs, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor and Fox and Friends, Fox Business Network's Cavuto, MSNBC Live, and CNBC's Fast Money.

His work has been featured in USA Today, the New York Times, and American Airlines' in-flight magazine. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Swarthmore College, a PhD in philosophy and bioethics from Georgetown University, and a National Fellowship in Leadership Development from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kristen Bancroft.

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WHAT’S YOUR ETHICS IQ? 5 Principles for Ethically Intelligent Leadership

An Interactive Keynote Presentation by
Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.
The Ethics Guy®

Everyone who attends these sessions will be able to:
• Explain the five principles of ethical intelligence
• Apply these principles to a wide range of problems they encounter at work and beyond
• Deepen the trust that others place in them through a renewed commitment to making smart choices
Style: Interactive and lively

What makes these presentations so valuable?
• Interactive and fun. From the opening of the session to the very end, Dr. Weinstein keeps the audience involved in the material.

• Limited PowerPoint! Dr. Weinstein uses only a few images and very little text to illustrate the points he makes. Your group will thank you for this.

• Dr. Weinstein is a professional ethicist and an expert in leadership. He has presented to over 300 leading groups across the country, he holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and ethics from one of the top schools in the country, and he is a graduate of one of the country’s most prestigious leadership programs, the W.K. Kellogg National Fellowship.

• Accessible. Dr. Weinstein takes difficult concepts and makes them intelligible to everyone.

• Inspirational. Your audience will want to be at their best by the end of the presentation—and they’ll exactly know how to do so.

Half-Day & Full-Day Presentations
Half-Day & Full-Day Presentations

Includes the keynote speech, “What’s Your Ethics IQ? 5 Principles for Ethically Intelligent Leadership,” PLUS your choice of the following topics:1. Are You a Good Leader? Earning the Trust of the People Who Work for You• Giving criticism • Downsizing and firing staff members • Ethically intelligent apologies2. You and Your Clients• Is the customer always right? Clients with unethical requests/demands • Your integrity: the best way to promote good word-of-mouth• Apologies: the right and wrong ways to give them3. “Plays Well with Others” Maintaining Good Relationships with the People Who Work with You• Office romances: looking for love in all the wrong places?• Talking politics at work • When a coworker does something unethical4. Is Your Work/Life Balance in Balance?• Multitasking madness • Going to work when you’re sick • Working too much5. Ethics FAQ• What’s the difference between ethics and morality?• What’s the difference between ethics and the law?• What is the relationship between ethical intelligence and emotional intelligence?• What gets in the way of doing the right thing?• Why is it so difficult to live an ethically intelligent life?Custom Made: You propose your own topics, and Dr. Weinstein will create a half-day or full-day presentation around them!

THE GOOD ONES 10 Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees

Are you frustrated by your attempts to find good people to work for
you? The best employees are not merely knowledgeable or skilled. They're also people of high character. "The Good Ones" may be the most valuable presentation you'll ever attend, because at stake is the financial well-being of your business, the relationships you have with clients, and your reputation as a person of integrity.

Through this program, you will:

• Understand why you need to consider a job candidate's character as well as his or her knowledge and skills
• Learn the true cost of bad behavior
• Explore the ten qualities of high-character employees
• Discover how to hire and promote people of high character

ETHICAL INTELLIGENCE or WHAT WOULD YOU DO? 5 Principles for Making the Right Decisions Every Time

You wake up one morning with the flu. Would you go to work or stay home and rest?Jane, an employee of yours, has a terrible work ethic. You’ve talked with her several times, but the problem continues. Last month you fired another employee who slacked off on the job, but Jane is the daughter of a friend of yours. Would you fire Jane? Give her one more chance? Talk with your friend?At a store you see a woman slapping a young child on the face several times--hard. What would you do?A colleague is driving you to lunch and begins checking his smartphone while you’re at a stop light. The light changes to green, and your friend continues to read his phone but begins driving. Would you say something or mind your own business?You're at a restaurant, and the service isn't very good. When the bill arrives, you discover that an item you had is not listed. Would you tell the waiter or keep it to yourself?We often find ourselves asking, "What's the right thing to do in this situation?," but when the stakes are high, our emotions can get in the way of thinking clearly and making the best choices. In this lively, fun and practical session, Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, shows you how five simple principles provide a framework for solving the above problems and many others that come your way.The good news is that the principles that help you make the right decisions at work are the same principles that apply in your personal life, too.Dr. Weinstein begins the presentation with a “What would you do?” quiz that is tailored to the needs of your group. He then presents the five principles of ethical intelligence, and one-on-one exercises show the group how to apply these principles in their daily lives. He concludes by revisiting the quiz and demonstrating how the five principles reveal which solutions are best. A simple but powerful call to action gives every member of the audience the chance to put the principles into practice right way.You've seen Dr. Weinstein on The Today Show, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Fox Business, CNN, and CNBC. Now your members can attend his engaging and inspirational presentation! Who knew ethics could be so much fun?

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Four Ways Uber is Ethically Challenged

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6 Ways To Tell If Your Workplace Is Fair

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Downsizing 101

Sunset over the Hudson / photo by Bruce Weinstein Article from Most discussions about downsizing focus on the legal, economic or psychological...
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Column: Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught?

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