The BARRIERS and LEVERS through which HUMAN BEHAVIOUR is able to EFFECT CHANGE in the WHISTLEBLOWING ARENA Click on the link below to read my full working paper: Goodbye Whistleblowing, Hello Courageous Conversations
Try to imagine yourself as a subject in an Asch experiment.http://www.simplypsychology.org/asch-conformity.html You arrive at the lab together with seven other subjects for what is likely to be a boring experiment. Which line is equal in length to the standard line, pictured on the left? Things go smoothly for three or four trials. You wonder why… Continue reading Have You Lost your Mind?
I want to share good news – I’ve recently completed a training program in Berkeley, San Francisco and have partnered with Courageous Leadership, LLC, a consulting firm based the US. http://www.speakout-speakup.org/#/training I believe their evidence-based programs could be a wonderful fit for your organisation to support your business objectives of enhancing ethical standards, maintaining integrity and transparency,… Continue reading Goodbye Whistleblowing, Hello Courageous Conversations
Afro Ethics – Understanding Corruption in Africa (Download pdf) Is it possible for Westerners to find their reflection in the African mind and vice versa and can Ubuntu (African Ethics) and Western ethical teachings interconnect to serve the greater good? Humanity is what binds us but it is the expression of this humanity in our daily… Continue reading Afro Ethics – Understanding Corruption in Africa
Open the newspaper, listen to the radio or turn on the television any day of the week and you are bound to discover one or more corruption scandals both in the government and private sectors. Adjacent to these news items are most likely courageous employees who have uncovered mismanagement, law breaking, waste, fraud or abuse… Continue reading Recruitment agencies have the power to make a difference to whistleblowers
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.asaqs.co.za/resource/resmgr/archive_news_2001/210701.pdf QUOTE: “Saturday 28 July 2001 Virgin Active sweats for Greenpoint lease Cape Town – Virgin Active had paid a “significant amount” to two former LeisureNet directors, Rod Mitchell and Peter Gardener, to secure the lease of The Point Sports Club in Greenpoint, one of the top five gyms in Virgin’s stable of 76 it… Continue reading Collateral Damage
As a corporate whistleblower who now presents and provides training to organisations, I have seen it over and over, so often that I’m rarely surprised anymore. Someone at work suggests doing something unethical, and instead of speaking out against it, everyone else either agrees or looks the other way. Alternatively and/or additionally small ethical lapses… Continue reading How to Avoid a Whistleblower Entering the Scene
15-10-14 Rewards fail to encourage disclosures
The emotional tail wags the rational dog. This is especially true in group dynamics. You only have to look at the Asch, Milgram and the Stanford Prison experiments to see this in action. A look back at history only confirms that from a social psychological viewpoint, our drive to conform is stronger than our drive… Continue reading The Emotional Tail wags the Rational Dog
The quick and easy answer is because if we don’t learn how to SPEAKOUT our species is doomed to go out without a Squeak. And the longer answer – Individuals need to notice the emergency of current world issues, which can be hindered by distractions or preoccupation. They need to classify the status as an emergency,… Continue reading Why do we need Training to SPEAKOUT?