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The Right Way to Win: Making Business Ethics Work in the Real World

THE RIGHT WAY TO WIN: MAKING BUSINESS ETHICS WORK IN THE REAL WORLD

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CPE Processing Fee$240.00
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Presentation Length Hour(s)15.0 hours
CPE Credits 15.0 hours
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Course LevelAdvanced
Instructional MethodQAS Self-Study
PrerequisitesNone
Advance PreparationNone
Recorded DateDec 07, 2020
Date OfferedDec 07, 2020
Series: Ethics
Course Description

This online self-study program is for people who want to win – and win the right way.

That’s because long-term success and ethical conduct spring from the same managerial tools and techniques.  Discover how to do well while doing good.
 
The Right Way to Win gives you the knowledge and tools to:


  • Make defensible ethical decisions, build consensus, and counter adversaries

  • Implement and sustain ethical decisions by driving individual accountability

  • Navigate crises where reputational risk soars


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The course document is the entire book The Right Way to Win in digital format (pdf). The book looks at what it means to be ethical and the managerial tools and techniques for encouraging and enforcing ethical behavior.

Save 20% off the eBook or print editions of Robert’s Zafft’s book The Right Way to Win by using code RLCPAA20ZAFFT here.

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Learning Objectives:

 

  • Summarize the topics presented in the book
  • Determine why grappling with making business ethics in the real world requires us to "look beyond greed."
  • Construct frameworks to create concrete scenarios from "The Lifeboat Game" to see how readers are already applying these frameworks
  • Express why the reader should analyze real-world ethical dilemmas from the perspective of various frameworks
  • Recall the concept of externality
  • Distinguish between natural and legal persons
  • Identify the competing narratives from the Ford Pinto case
  • Recall David Sokol's departure from Berkshire Hathaway and the fine line Warren Buffett had to walk
  • Diagnose how the accounting profession and its clients responded to the increased risk of class-action lawsuits
  • Identify the principle for background rules that promote efficiency
  • Evaluate examples of how analysis of variability can deter or catch cheaters
  • Compare and contrast the recipes and techniques of various Iron Chefs of organizational culture and ethics
  • Review rules of thumb for preparing for and dealing with crises and cross-fires
  • Determine the real-world applicability of the book's central themes

Course Outline

Introduction: Enough Already!

PART I: WHAT IS ETHICAL BEHAVIOR?

  • 1 CEO Follies: Beyond Greed
  • 2 Finding Ethics in a Lifeboat: Decision-MakingFrameworks
  • 3 Machiavelli: Self-Interest and Self-Regard Posing as Ethics
  • The Trashing of Hilton Head: Who Sets the Ethical Baseline?

PART II: THE ETHICAL BUSINESS AND OTHER FANTASTIC BEASTS

  • 5 Owners, Managers, and Stakeholders: Whose Business Is It, Anyway?
  • 6 The Market for Reputation: A Fresh Take on the Ford Pinto Scandal
  • 7 “You Deal, You Die”: The Godfather and Warren Buffett on Reputation
  • 8 The Hazards of Lumpy Risk: How Arthur Andersen Met Its End

PART III: RUNNING AN ETHICAL ORGANIZATION IN THE REAL WORLD

  • 9 Organizational Design: The Who and What of Accountability
  • 10 Process Control: The How of Accountability
  • 11 Culture: The Why of Accountability
  • 12 Crises and Cross-Fires: Weathering the Storm

Conclusion: We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us

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A Harvard Law graduate, Robert has worked as a McKinsey & Company consultant, global-law-firm partner, private-equity Principal, and public-policy expert for Tony Blair Associates and The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He has advised governments, international organizations, and Fortune Global 500 companies across North America, Europe, and Asia. Robert currently teaches at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, and serves Of Counsel with Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Robert is a member of the California, Illinois, and Missouri bars.

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Located in St. Louis, Zafft Associates provides consulting, leadership development, training services in ethics, compliance, governance, and crisis management.