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Mintz: Personal responsibility and the coronavirus

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Mintz: Personal responsibility and the coronavirus

By Steven Mintz As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the death toll mounts, we should use our experiences so far to evaluate our personal responsibilities to each other and whether the government has met its burden in handling the crisis. Why does this matter? Our society depends on communal efforts to Read More →

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Ethics can bring back trust in government

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ethics can bring back trust in government

By Sabith Khan A recent study by Pew Research showed just 17 percent of Americans trust the federal government to do the right thing. Let’s pause and think about what that means for the world’s oldest democracy. Let’s also reflect on how this fact deters people — young and old — from participating in public Read More →

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Mintz: College admissions process is morally bankrupt

By   /  Friday, March 22nd, 2019  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Mintz: College admissions process is morally bankrupt

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Richards: Gender, ethics matter in negotiations

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2018  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Richards: Gender, ethics matter in negotiations

By Judith Richards Ten years ago, I began incorporating a videotaped role-playing, coalition bargaining exercise into the negotiation and conflict management class I developed for the California Lutheran University MBA program. The simulation gives students an opportunity to practice using persuasion, collaboration and conflict resolution skills to overcome a competitive scenario. Examining how these simulations Read More →

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Oliver: How to build a strong ethics program

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2018  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Oliver: How to build a strong ethics program

By Carl Oliver Some companies spend a lot on ethics programs, and some spend a little. Cost is not a good measure of effectiveness. Some expensive efforts have little effect, and some inexpensive efforts produce excellent results. There are three rules to a strong ethics program. First, managers are responsible for knowing and complying with Read More →

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Mintz: Marijuana businesses face ethical concerns

By   /  Friday, November 3rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Mintz: Marijuana businesses face ethical concerns

By Steven Mintz Did Californians make the right decision when 57 percent of the voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized using and growing marijuana for personal use? The so-called Adult Use of Marijuana Act will allow for the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana. As Marissa Nall points out in her Oct. 27 article in Read More →

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Political correctness in college has no place in the workplace

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Steven Mintz Imagine you have recently graduated from college and have begun your work career at a company that values diversity. One challenge may be to transition from a college environment that was less tolerant of views that might offend one group or another to a workplace where diversity of thought is valued. Political Read More →

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