Ethics is like driving. Everybody thinks they are a good driver, and yet how many lunatics do you see on the road? Everybody likes to think they are ethical, but very few have thought deeply or considered the unintended consequences of their actions.
Join us at our complimentary breakfast talk with Omer Soker, a trust strategist and speaker, and CEO of The Ethics of Success Corporation - a consultancy navigating organisations into the future.
The Banking Royal Commission is taking a fresh look at how financial leaders have been driving some of Australia’s most iconic institutions.
- Is this negligent driving or a case of DUI (of power)?
- Is this wilful disregard of long-term trust or are they steering blind to the consequences?
- Will ‘leaders’ like this remain behind the wheel of our favourite companies – or is there a better way to run organisations?
Omer works with business and non-profit leaders to create the ethical leadership and purposeful connections that drive competitive advantage in today’s trust economy.
This thought-provoking session on being fearless in ethical decision-making will challenge old perceptions in outlining why ethics creates the trust that drives commercial performance, and how it delivers a powerful competitive advantage.
- Which medium is best for telling truth – Texting, phone, video or face to face?
- What’s the average cheat rate if people know they won’t be caught?
- What will double the rate at which people cheat?
- What surprising thing from childhood actually reduces cheating and increases ethical behaviour?
- How do you know if you would sell your soul or renounce your core values?
- What compromises ethics the most?
- Which student group at University cheats the most
- Which group of people lie the most?
- What’s the biggest factor creating unethical behaviour?
- … and how do you change it!
Business ethics is integral to trust, and capitalism runs on trust. Trust facilitates commerce. The word credit comes from the Latin Credere, to trust. As a consumer you trust a brand promise … as a homebuyer you trust your mortgage provider … as an investor you trust the market … and as an employee you trust your employer.
The trust that underpins capitalism remains rocked by the Global Financial Crisis, and trust in business in 2018 is at an all-time low. Globally, only 13% of employees are actively engaged with their employers. The majority of people now feel that the system is not working for them. The system is broken.
Think of business ethics as ‘value creating behaviours’ for all stakeholders and our system. Behaviours like … Integrity, Respect, Objectivity, Fairness, Professionalism, Transparency, Accountability, Engagement, Innovation … and some fun along the way!
The future of business needs a new way forward and it’s grounded in ethics. Companies are getting smarter. They can see the upside in acting ethically to engage all stakeholders. The payback is repeat business, recommendations and brand reputation. Are they acting ethically because it is intrinsically good or because it delivers results? Does it matter? Business ethics works.
About Omer Soker
Omer Soker is a trust strategist and speaker, and CEO of The Ethics of Success Corporation, a consultancy navigating organisations into the future. Omer works with business and nonprofit leaders to create the ethical leadership and purposeful connections that drive competitive advantage in today’s trust economy.
Omer is the author of two books; The Trust Future and The Future of Association; and has a track record of delivering transformational success for global businesses and local companies. He has held senior general management roles with Reed Elsevier and Thomson Reuters and led a major industry association as CEO.
What sets Omer apart is his focus on purpose, trust and authenticity. Omer champions these primary virtues to help leaders connect meaningfully with all their stakeholders – customers, staff, shareholders and the wider community – in a uniquely powerful way.
His expertise spans banking, finance, retail, grocery, consumer goods, travel, hotels, resorts, shipping, communications, real estate, e-commerce, enterprise software, digital technology, events, conferences, publishing, media, nonprofits and associations.