In the last article on toxic leadership, we delved into the characteristics of susceptible followers. In this article, Dr Paul Vorster looks a little more closely at colluders and differentiates them from susceptible followers by understanding their motivations and describing their behaviours.
This is a “how-to” on keeping your organization’s ethics problems out of the headlines – not by hiding them from view but by preventing them from getting big enough to be “newsworthy”.
©Frank J Navran
BEN-Africa held its 15th annual Conference on Governance, ethics and African development, at STIAS, Stellenbosch from 9 to 10 November, in conjunction with KPMG-SA.
The Ethics Institute was provided with an opportunity to have a representative of the organisation attend a three-week seminar in Beijing, China, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa, citizens are struggling with general corruption among its ruling elite and everyone it appears are on a veritable witch-hunt for corrupt leaders in the country after the publication of Thuli Madonsela’s “State of Capture” report. For these reasons and many others, it becomes important to ask a few questions.
By Professor Deon Rossouw
Prof Deon Rossouw was invited to participate in the 10th World Forum for a Responsible Economy that was held across five cities in France from 10 to 14 October 2016. He was tasked with moderating a session on Basic Income Grants.
A recent development in the field of organisational ethics in South Africa is that ethics officers are currently aspiring to obtain professional status.
Recently, Dr Paul Vorster was asked to present his views of leadership identification and assessment on “The Leadership Platform” on CliffCentral hosted by leadership activist Adriaan Groenewald.
In a recent survey 242 Chief Audit Executives were polled for their views on various aspects of corporate governance.
The legal profession is one of the oldest professions, yet lawyers are often parodied as being light on ethics. Considering the impact that the legal profession has on the moral justice in a country, the Pan African Lawyers Union is finalising a Code of Ethics for Lawyers Working in Africa. Kris Dobie was invited to their regional conference in Maputo to present a keynote address to set the scene for their deliberations.
Offering rewards for whistleblowing can yield results, but should not replace the creation of an ethical culture.