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Bruce Weinstein

Forbes Contributor The Ethics Guy®
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Through his practical, engaging and entertaining virtual and in-person presentations on ethical leadership, Forbes Contributor Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy®, shows organizations how everyone benefits from honest, accountable behavior.

He is the CEO of the Institute for High-Character Leadership and writes a leadership column for Forbes magazine online. Bruce has discussed ethical leadership over 200 times on national and international broadcast and cable television news programs and is the author of the books "Ethical Intelligence," "The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees," and for tweens and teens, "Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught?"

Société Generale, Dublin-based construction company CRH, Northrop Grumman, the National Football League, RS&H, the Association of College and University Auditors, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Investment Management Consultants Association, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Allstate Insurance, Astellas Pharma, the Western Australian Local Government Association and The Home Depot have been among Bruce’s many clients.

Bruce received his B.A. in philosophy from Swarthmore College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy with a concentration in bioethics from Georgetown University and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. The W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan awarded Bruce a National Fellowship in Leadership Development.

He lives in New York City with his wife Kristen Bancroft, who is a compliance professional in the financial services industry. To relax Bruce enjoys playing music (guitar, harmonica, and drums), visiting national parks with his wife, and trying to figure out the plot of "The Godfather."
 
Posts by this author
Communication
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11 min read
Six Things You Should Stop Doing On LinkedIn Immediately
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Ethics
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7 min read
The Best Leaders Don’t Fire Employees The Way Elon Musk Did
How did thousands of Twitter employees learn that they were being let go? Some were notified by email . Others found themselves unable to log int ...
Ethics
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7 min read
Use Your iPhone To Avoid Making Promises You Can’t Keep
As Apple rolls out its latest edition of the iPhone, here’s a novel way of using your current device (Apple or not) to be more ethical. Let’s focu ...
Ethics
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7 min read
Do Well By Doing Good
You can do well by doing good. Consider how Kickstarter did it. Kickstarter retooled itself as a “public benefit corporation.” It’s a relatively n ...
Communication
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6 min read
Lead Like Mr. Spock: Don't Use These Fallacies
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Ethics
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11 min read
Why Taylor Swift Is A High-Character Leader
Taylor Swift is "the most powerful voice in pop music today,”   Philip Elmer-DeWitt  wrote in Fortune about her  letter to Apple .&n ...
Ethics
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9 min read
Business Leaders Get an 'F' in Ethics. Again.
The public thinks poorly of business executives.  That's one of the most disturbing results of Gallup's annual poll regarding the perceived i ...
Business
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8 min read
David Bowie's Business Genius
David Bowie predicted the future of music a long time ago, as Fortune ’s Mathew Ingram has noted. Less well known is that he also predicted the fu ...
Leadership
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9 min read
Don't Lead Like The Godfather!
This year The Godfather turned 50. In the opening scene, Don Vito Corleone admonishes his friend, Amerigo Bonasera, for taking so long to ask for h ...
Ethics
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1 min read
Talking Politics at Work: Good Fun or Ethically Dumb?
Talking Politics at Work 🎯 Hello from New York City! Today's blog will be change of pace: an episode from my series “60-Second Ethics.” Topic: t ...
Communication
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10 min read
How to Respond to Criticism With Ethical Intelligence
The first job I had after graduate school was as an assistant professor at a large state university, and on occasion, I was called upon to write book ...
Ethics
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10 min read
Hurricane Ethics: How To With Care
Hurricanes are becoming more frequent and destructive. When the latest hurricane destroys a community, we ask ourselves, “What can we do to help? How ...
Leadership
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5 min read
Mikaela Shiffrin’s Leadership Question You Need To Answer
Mikaela Shiffrin’s disqualification from the 2022 Winter Olympics Women’s slalom competition raises a potent leadership question that all of us face: ...
Business
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7 min read
How to Ace Your Job Interview
Dress nicely. Be polite. Speak with confidence. You already know this advice for doing well on your job interview. But what you might not have consi ...
Business
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8 min read
Pink-Collar Crime: What It Is And How To Avoid Becoming A Target
Pink-collar crime may be the least publicized kind of illegal activity in the U.S. and beyond, but it’s worth taking seriously. Criminologist Kathlee ...
Leadership
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8 min read
Lead Like Gordon Lightfoot And You Will Not Only Endure But Prevail
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Human Resources
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1 min read
Risk Management Vs. Ethics: What's the Difference?
Today's blog post is a short (3-minute) video that explains the similarities and differences between risk management and ethics. Risk Management V ...
Human Resources
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6 min read
In The Workplace Of The Future, How Important Will Ethics Be?
In the workplace of the future, ethics will be even more important than it is now. That’s the overwhelming majority vote in a poll I ran on my Linke ...
Communication
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6 min read
How To Write a Great Thank-You Note (And Why You Should)
It’s time to bring back a valuable custom that has almost vanished: the art of handwritten thank-you notes. Here are three benefits of making this a ...
Leadership
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12 min read
Seven Bold Leaders Reveal How Ethical Leadership Is A Boon To Business
I asked seven leaders to provide a concrete example or two of how ethical leadership benefits businesses, employees, clients and communities. Here’s ...
Project Management
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5 min read
"The Beatles: Get Back" Offers Three Fab Takeaways For Project Management
Peter Jackson’s epic, essential eight-hour documentary, “ The Beatles: Get Back ,” now streaming on Disney + , offers three leadership lessons for p ...
Ethics
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6 min read
Are You Ethical-Ish? Take This Ethics Quiz And Find Out!
Are you ethical-ish? That is, how committed are you to doing the right thing? Take this multiple-choice quiz and find out. Keep track of your answers ...
Leadership
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10 min read
How Tim McGraw Influences This Leader Of The $17 Trillion Banking Industry
Humility and kindness are two key concepts in a great song by Tim McGraw. They're also the core leadership principles for Robert S. Nichols, presiden ...
Ethics
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6 min read
I Asked 20 Successful Leaders What "Ethics" Means To Them
I asked 20 leaders from a wide range of fields a simple question: "What does 'ethics' mean to you?" The answer had to be no more than one sentence. ...
Human Resources
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11 min read
HR Ethics: How The Coolest Musical Instrument Will Enrich Your Leadership
The harmonica is the world’s coolest and most portable instrument. Even a piccolo, the smallest instrument in an orchestra, won’t fit in your pock ...
Human Resources
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5 min read
The One Crucial Element Missing From Your Job Postings
Most job postings do an excellent job in explaining exactly what a successful applicant needs to know and be able to do. Knowledge and skill are impo ...
Human Resources
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6 min read
Lead Like Sting: 5 Ways This Consummate Artist Will Enhance Your Career
Sting ’s Audible audiobook, Upon Reflection , contains a wealth of fascinating stories about how this consummate musician became the successful a ...
Human Resources
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4 min read
The Worst Apology This Year, And How You Can Do Better
Note: Don't read this blog post while eating!   The year's worst apology is this: “I exceeded the scope of the consent, and I’m trying to make ...
Business
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5 min read
Why Shrinkflation Is The Worst Corporate Idea In Years
Shrinkflation is one response to the question, “How can businesses effectively deal with the increasing cost of manufacturing and distribution?” It ...
Ethics
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7 min read
4 Ways EY Can Overcome Its Cheating Scandal
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Ethics
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5 min read
Two Great Reasons To Stop Saying 'Drinking The Kool-Aid'
The phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid” refers to followership at its worse. It was coined after a delusional, pseudo-guru named Jim Jones led his cult, t ...
Human Resources
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5 min read
Successful HR Professionals Just Say "No" to Zombie Ethics!
Some wrongful ideas about ethics just won't stay dead. Nobel laureate Paul Krugman uses the term zombie to refer to a misunderstanding that refuses ...