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Human Values and Ethics in the Workplace

Paperback, 325 pages, A5 format. Published by G.P. Martin. Revised and updated August 2010. (Originally published 2007.)
ISBN 978 0 9804045 0 0

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In a few words.....

This book examines how our ethical behaviour and our values arise out of our beliefs – our view of the world. Part I of the book presents a framework for ethics, and Part II looks at how this works out in practice in the workplace and in leadership.

The author talks about the book.....

This book is an exposition of my ideas about ethics, and how you can move beyond a legal compliance perspective to lead with integrity and high human values.

The book presents a framework for understanding human values and their role in living, leadership and business. It offers an explanation for the spectrum of human behaviour, from a self-focused, survivalist mindset that has scant regard for ethics, through to compliance with laws and conventions, and then to the aspiration to live a higher ethical and spiritual life.

The book offers a practical guide on how to develop a more ethical way of working and being, both personally and in organisations.

You can read more about the book at the Ethics and Values in Business website.

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Reviews and reactions

At last, a book for all managers and leaders on how to walk the talk on ethical practice and decision-making. A must-read handbook for all those who are committed to raising the bar of integrity in their life.

- Alastair Rylatt, author of Winning the Knowledge Game

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Any leader, in any walk of life, looking to develop strength of character in themselves and others will find many answers in Human Values and Ethics in the Workplace.

- David Penglase, author of What's Ethical about Selling?

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I enjoyed reading the book and recognised the writer’s heartfelt passion and belief in how a positive approach to ethics in the workplace can lead to better quality relationships and higher performance.

- Angela Lewis, Australian Counselling Association

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It is such a wonderful and thorough coverage of business ethics. I particularly enjoyed the section on “world views” and also the coverage of the high-profile corporations. Is your book being used at business schools and universities to teach ethics? It needs to be!

- Andrew O'Keeffe, author of The Boss

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Book review: in Counselling Australia journal


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