3 shows, 8 years ago
Exploring the remarkable benefits of an ethical workplace and classroom. Also, how creating an ethical environment can help us address the three major crises of our time, namely, the crisis of pervasive cheating; the crisis of corruption; and the crisis of those who look away as those around them cheat and act corruptly.
We can only address these crises by effective and inspirational leadership and by creating ethical workplaces and classrooms. Quite apart from the absolute necessity of addressing these crises, creating these ethical environments is also simply just good business.
Michael Friedlander is an international business attorney, corporate executive, author and speaker. Originally from South Africa, he has lived and worked in Johannesburg, London, Zurich, Paris, Montreal prior to moving to Los Angeles in 1979. As an attorney and business executive, he has conducted business in almost every major commercial center in the world. Both through his legal and executive experience, he has seen how ethics can add remarkable value to any business. In the mid-1990s, he served as CEO of an international music company. Its radio programming was syndicated in 30 countries. Michael negotiated a global sponsorship agreement with Nescafe.
In 2005, he was invited to serve as the CEO of an international architectural design company. The firm had offices in Venice, California, Amsterdam,
Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul.
In 2008, Michael left the architectural firm to complete his now critically acclaimed book, “Detecting the Scam: Nelson Mandela’s Gift.” In the book, he explores Nelson Mandela’s remarkable leadership and negotiating skills. He shows how, had we used his approach to negotiation and leadership, we would have been in a better position to detect and avoid the high-profile scams.