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Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.      

Professional Ethicist; Consultant; Columnist, BusinessWeek.com and Contributor, The Huffington Post

Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D., The Ethics Guy, has a simple purpose in life: he wants to enrich your appreciation of ethics in everyday life and to help you make the best decisions possible. He writes the column, Ask the Ethics Guy, for BusinessWeek.com.

His clients include the National Football League, The National Guard (South Carolina Division), HDI, Vistakon/Johnson & Johnson, Pri-Med, the National Grocers Association, the Eastern Michigan University College of Business and 300 other leading groups.

Weinstein appears as an ethics analyst regularly on CNN and has also appeared on NBCs TODAY, ABCs Good Morning America, MSNBCs Live, FOX Business Networks Cavuto, FOX News Channels OReilly Factor and FOX & Friends, CNBCs Capital Report, Bloomberg Televisions Personal Finance and NPRs Leonard Lopate Show.

Weinstein is the author or editor of five books on ethics. His writings have appeared in, and he has been quoted or featured in USA Today, The New York Observer, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Investors Business Daily, Family Circle, Real Simple, The Journal of the American Medical Association and the in-flight magazines of American Airlines, Delta Airlines, USAirways and United Airlines, as well as Newsweek.com, CNN.com and FoxNews.com. In his latest book, Is It Still Cheating If I Dont Get Caught?, he helps teens to make better ethical decisions.(Emmis Books).

He received a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Swarthmore College, a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Bioethics from Georgetown University, a certificate in Film Production from New York University, and a National Fellowship from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Ethical Intelligence: How Good People Make Great Things Happen

The biggest misunderstanding about ethics is that its purpose is to turn crooks and con artists into decent human beings. What ethics is really about is helping good people make the right decisions. Yes, you are already a good person. But it's also true that you can become a better one. This lively, interactive keynote address shows to strengthen your business and personal relationships, make better decisions at work and home, promote positive word of mouth about your work, and ultimately feel better about yourself-all by applying five simple principles you already know.

Are You a Good Leader?: A Timeless Framework for Successful Leadership from BusinessWeek Online's Ethics Guy

At the heart of every crisis we face is a lack of leadership. What does it mean to be a good leader, and how can you be the best leader possible? Dr. Weinstein reveals that the secret of good leadership lies in five basic principles: Do No Harm, Make Things Better, Respect Others, Be Fair, and Be Compassionate. He shows how to apply these principles in a wide range of circumstances that your members face at work and beyond. He ends with a call to action that will everyone in the room inspired to tackle even the toughest challenges-and equipped with the tools for doing so.

The YouTube Test: Today's Platinum Standard for Deciding What to Do and Say

There used to be a saying, "Don't do anything you wouldn't want to see as a headline in tomorrow's newspaper." But for these changing times, the best measurement for deciding how to act is what Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, calls "The YouTube Test": If you did what you're thinking of doing, how would you react if a video clip of it were posted on the Internet for all to see? It's not just diamonds that are forever; the Internet is, too. We can no longer afford to have a cavalier attitude about what we say and do, so taking ethics seriously is more important than ever, as you'll discover in this timely and fun presentation (portions of which are available on - yes - YouTube!).

Is It Profitable to be Ethical? The Answer Will Surprise You

In the struggle to remain financially solvent, unethical conduct is one of the best ways to profit-in the short term. As newsmakers prove over and over and again, however, it always comes back to haunt us. This timely presentation shows precisely how ethical conduct isn't only good for its own sake-it's also the best way to promote positive word of mouth, retain valuable clients, and find new business opportunities.

The Right Thing to Do: How Successful Leaders Use Ethics at Work and Beyond Topics:

Have we lost our bearings? It often seems that way. Here's the solution: Dr. Bruce Weinstein, will show your group that the secret to making the right decisions lies in five simple principles that have stood the test of time: Do No Harm, Make Things Better, Respect Others, Be Fair, and Be Compassionate. Using examples specific to the audience, Dr. Weinstein shows how these principles help you arrive at the right solution to any problem, no matter how difficult the problem may be. This is an ethics presentation your group won't soon forget. Its upbeat message will leave you inspired to bring out the best in yourself and others.

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