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Bruce Weinstein          

"The Ethics Guy"

Known as “The Ethics Guy,” Bruce Weinstein, PhD, has a simple purpose in life: to show you that living ethically is the right thing to do and that you will be better off — professionally and personally — if you make ethics the foundation of every decision. Enlightening, inspiring and entertaining, Weinstein shows leaders in business, health care, law, accounting and education why character is the missing link to excellence and how to hire and promote people of high character.

The writer of the column “Ask the Ethics Guy” for BusinessWeek.com, Dr. Weinstein has also contributed to Newsweek.com, CNN.com, FoxNews.com and Huffington Post Business. He is the author of the books Ethical Intelligence and Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught?, a book which guides teens through making the right decisions.

His next book, The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees, will be published in April 2015 and features stories from the editor of Fortune magazine, a two-star general in the U.S. Air Force, Martin Scorsese’s producer and other fascinating people who talk about how high-character employees have helped them succeed — and how you can find such people for your organization.

An in-demand speaker and sought-after consultant on the topic of ethics, Dr. Weinstein’s clients include: National Football League, National Guard, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Society for Government Meeting Planners, the colleges of business of Eastern Michigan University and the University of North Dakota, Help Desk International, Johnson & Johnson, Pri-Med Continuing Medical Education, state chapters of the National Guard, Turnaround Management Association, National Association of Corporate Directors and over 300 other leading groups. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Investor's Business Daily, The New York Observer, Family Circle, Men's Fitness, Real Simple, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and the in-flight magazines of American Airlines, Delta Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, and America West.

Dr. Weinstein received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Swarthmore College, a doctorate in philosophy and bioethics from Georgetown University and a certificate in film production from NYU. A high-energy speaker, Weinstein has the ability to keep audiences engaged by teaching them about "ethical intelligence" through fascinating, real-world examples.

Speech Topics


The Five Principles of Ethical Intelligence

In this interactive, multimedia presentation, Dr. Bruce Weinstein will not only outline the basis for excellent leadership but will apply these principles to a wide range of problems you may encounter with colleagues, direct reports, the boss, and clients. You will be able to deepen the trust that others place in you through a renewed commitment to making smart choices.

Play Well with Others

In this interactive, multimedia presentation, Dr. Bruce Weinstein discusses how to build strong relationships with the people you work with. He'll discuss such wide-ranging issues as office romances, whether you could be looking for love in all the wrong places; talking politics at work; and dealing with difficult people.

Are You a Good Leader?

In this interactive, multimedia presentation, Dr. Bruce Weinstein discusses how to build strong relationships with the people who work for you. He'll address how a leader can give criticism, how he or she should go about downsizing and firing staff members, and how to handle unpaid internships.

You're Not the Boss of Me! Oh, Wait a Second - You Are

In this interactive, multimedia presentation, Dr. Bruce Weinstein discusses how to build strong relationships with your boss. He'll let you in on what to do when your boss says offensive things at work, how you should go about receiving criticism, what to do about inappropriate or unethical job assignments, and how to deal with a boss with a drug or alcohol problem.

Stand By Me

In this interactive, multimedia presentation, Dr. Bruce Weinstein discusses how to build strong relationships with clients, shareholders, and others with a stake in your company. He'll discuss such wide-ranging topics as unethical customers, the CEO taking a leave of absence, outsourcing customer service, the ethics of "let the buyer beware," and apology dos and don'ts.

THE GOOD ONES: 10 Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees.

Are you frustrated by your attempts to find good people to work for you? The best employees are not just good at what they do. They're also people of high character. "The Good Ones" may be the most valuable presentation you'll ever attend, because at stake is the financial well-being of your business, the relationships you have with clients, and even your own sanity.

Through this program, you will:

Understand why you need to consider both a job candidate's character as well as his or her technical competence
Learn the true cost of bad behavior
Explore the ten qualities of high-character employees
Discover how to hire and promote people of high character

WHAT’S YOUR ETHICS IQ? 5 Principles for Making the Right Decisions Every Time.

In this lively, fun and practical session, Dr. Bruce Weinstein shows you how to increase your ethics IQ in every area of your life. You'll rediscover five simple principles that help you make the right decisions everywhere you go. Through numerous real-life examples, Dr. Weinstein applies the five principles of ethical intelligence to some of the toughest problems you face at work and beyond—and shows you how to lead with integrity, build trust with clients, and increase the positive word-of-mouth you and your organization generate.

Ethical Intelligence or What Would You Do?: 5 Principles for Making the Right Decisions Every Time

You wake up one morning with the flu. Would you go to work or stay home and rest?

Jane, an employee of yours, has a terrible work ethic. You’ve talked with her several times, but the problem continues. Last month you fired another employee who slacked off on the job, but Jane is the daughter of a friend of yours. Would you fire Jane? Give her one more chance? Talk with your friend?

At a store you see a woman slapping a young child on the face several times--hard. What would you do?

A colleague is driving you to lunch and begins checking his smartphone while you’re at a stop light. The light changes to green, and your friend continues to read his phone but begins driving. Would you say something or mind your own business?

You're at a restaurant, and the service isn't very good. When the bill arrives, you discover that an item you had is not listed. Would you tell the waiter or keep it to yourself?

We often find ourselves asking, "What's the right thing to do in this situation?," but when the stakes are high, our emotions can get in the way of thinking clearly and making the best choices. In this lively, fun and practical session, Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, shows you how five simple principles provide a framework for solving the above problems and many others that come your way.

The good news is that the principles that help you make the right decisions at work are the same principles that apply in your personal life, too.

Dr. Weinstein begins the presentation with a “What would you do?” quiz that is tailored to the needs of your group. He then presents the five principles of ethical intelligence, and one-on-one exercises show the group how to apply these principles in their daily lives. He concludes by revisiting the quiz and demonstrating how the five principles reveal which solutions are best. A simple but powerful call to action gives every member of the audience the chance to put the principles into practice right way.

You've seen Dr. Weinstein on the Today show, Good Morning America, FOX News, FOX Business, CNN and CNBC. Now your members can attend his engaging and inspirational presentation! Who knew ethics could be so much fun?

How to Give a Great Talk: A Surefire Strategy for Wowing Your Audience, No Matter How Nervous You Are

Public speaking is the greatest fear most people have. But at some point in your career—perhaps very soon—you’ll be asked to give a talk. What can you do to master your nervousness so you can deliver a knockout speech that will get everyone talking positively about your message—and you?

Dr. Bruce Weinstein is the professional speaker known as The Ethics Guy. He wows audiences across the U.S., Canada, and beyond and has appeared on the Today show, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC and FOX News over 200 times. He’ll show you how to: • Keep your speech focused on where it should be: the audience • Minimize the use of PowerPoint (your audience will be grateful for this!) • Use exercises for getting the audience involved throughout the talk • Overcome the jitters that get in the way of delivering a memorable speech

Write Your Book: And Tell the World About It!

Do you have a great idea for a non-fiction book but don’t know where to start? Help is here! Dr. Bruce Weinstein, author of the award-winning book Ethical Intelligence (and six others), will show you exactly what to do to turn your idea into a valuable book that others will want to read.

You’ll learn how to: • Refine your topic for maximum marketability • Write a proposal (yes, you need to do this) • Find a great literary agent to represent you (yes, you need to do this, too) • Get interviewed by leading radio/television programs, blogs, & more • Give paid public speeches based on your book

An Insider’s Guide to Acing Your Media Interviews

You’ve just been invited for an interview on TV or radio. How can you effectively get your message across? What’s the best way to handle touch interviewers? Why is it valuable to be a little bit nervous?

By the end of this presentation, you’ll know how to: • Ensure you’re introduced properly • Provide useful questions to the producer • Deal effectively with the pre-show jitters • Deliver your message no matter what the interviewer asks you • Get invited back!

The presenter, Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, has appeared over 200 hundred times on national television programs, including FOX News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor; FOX Business Network’s Cavuto; CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360; NBC’s Today show; ABC’s Good Morning America; CNBC’s Fast Money; MSNBC’s Live and many others.

Get the inside scoop from a front-line veteran and triumph in any encounter with the media you have—even with one of the toughest interviewers of them all, Mr. Bill O’Reilly!

Smart Phones, Smart Choices: How to Control Technology So It Won’t Control You

Do want to regain control of your e-mail inbox?

Is your work/life balance out of whack?

Would you like to spend more time getting things done and less time checking your phone?

Our smartphones have enriched our lives in many ways. We keep in touch with clients, employees, and family members. We learn about new business opportunities. We track how our companies are on social media. Technology has the power to make great things happen.

But we can also fall prey to some serious dangers. Our risk for having accidents increases substantially when we use our phones while driving—even if we’re using hands-free devices. We miss opportunities to enjoy time with family and friends because of our obsession with our smartphones. And we give our employees reason to leave if we require them to be accessible all the time.

Dr. Bruce Weinstein’s Smart Phones, Smart Choices will show you how to make the most of your smartphone and avoid common traps. Based on current research, this fun, interactive presentation ends with Dr. Weinstein’s Smartphone Pledge that you’re invited to take back to your organization. Dr. Weinstein will even give you the Pledge in a Word document that you can edit to meet the needs and values of your business. Isn’t it time to regain control of your life?

Additional Topics

These topics work particularly well as part of a 90-minute, 2-hour, or 3-hour breakout session following any of Dr. Weinstein’s keynote speeches on ethics and leadership.

  1. Are You a Good Leader? Earning the Trust of the People Who Work for You • The value of saying, “I value our relationship” • Downsizing and firing staff members • Ethically intelligent apologies

  2. You and Your Clients • Is the customer always right? Clients with unethical requests/demands • Your integrity: the best way to promote good word-of-mouth • Can you give too much to clients?

  3. You and Your Colleagues Maintaining Good Relationships with the People Who Work with You • Office romances: looking for love in all the wrong places? • Talking politics at work • When a coworker does something unethical

  4. Is Your Work/Life Balance in Balance? • Multitasking madness • Going to work when you’re sick • Working too much

  5. Ethics FAQ • What’s the difference between ethics and morality? • What’s the difference between ethics and the law? • What is the relationship between ethical intelligence and emotional intelligence? • What gets in the way of doing the right thing? • Why is it so difficult to live an ethically intelligent life?

  6. Custom Made: You propose your own topics, and Dr. Weinstein will create a half-day or full-day presentation around them!

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Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, believes that the key to success is having not just emotional intelligence but ethical intelligence, too.

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