Best practices in business ethics to keep you out of trouble

What do you deem as ethical in your workplace? Maybe your boss told you to do something that seemed questionable. Who do you go to with your concerns? Believe it or not, companies continuously struggle with crossing ethical lines, and when they do, the consequences can be life-altering. 

Kevin Foster spent 37 months in prison for a crime he didn't commit but could have stopped. His company broke several ethical laws, and now he wants to help other organizations avoid “the ethics trap.” Kevin's consulting and training services have saved countless organizations from making significant lapses of judgment. 

In this week's episode of Spill The Ink, Kevin Foster, CEO of Business Ethics Advisors, LLC, shares his advice on business best practices for avoiding ethical issues with host Michelle Calcote King. Together, they discuss how a person's ego can be the root cause of an ethical lapse, what it means to develop a zero-tolerance culture and how to reflect on your moral choices. Kevin also shares what prison taught him about family, ethics and relationships. Stay Tuned.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Kevin Foster reveals what inspired him to become a business ethics advisor
  • Why is ethical training necessary for all levels of a corporation?
  • A quick memory aid for avoiding E.T.H.I.C.S. traps 
  • Kevin recalls how prison changed him and explains his pre-incarceration consulting services
  • What are some ethical traps that an in-house counsel can be on the lookout for?
  • What personal characteristics or team dynamics can lead to ethical lapses?
  • Kevin outlines how to identify red flags and take the first step in handling ethical dilemmas
  • How to create a zero-tolerance culture to limit ethical risks
  • Ways to develop a better employee experience for younger generations
  • Kevin shares how the lessons he learned in solitary confinement can help with the isolation of the current quarantine

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Kevin Foster

Business Ethics Advisors, LLC


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