Integrity in Business
In Fortune Magazine's online edition, news about the alleged insider trading case against ajat Gupta, former Managing Director of McKinsey & Company and board member of Goldman Sachs, have progressed and it had become apparent through federal government evidence that indeed, Gupta has been providing insider information to 'tip off' his personal and business friend aj ajaratnam (McDonald, 2011).
The report went on to provide an analysis of what this news means for Gupta's former employer, McKinsey and Company. Discussion on just how trustworthy the consulting firm is given that even its former Managing Director has allegedly been providing information about McKinsey's clients' investment interests and plans was a critical section in the analysis. Interestingly, the news reported that McKinsey was able to retain its clients' trust and that the case against Gupta has been an issue separate from McKinsey, as far as the consulting firm is…… [Read More]
Apparently, Helms was too hot to handle." 11 A another public figure obviously annoyed at government's failure to successfully try the intelligence director said: "ather than using a court trial to press for full disclosure... The administration has decided to contain the story and manage it under the tired excuse of national security." 12 U.S. District Judge Barrington Parker however refused to accept any prearranged plea-bargain and a trial ensued.
Helms was surprisingly unapologetic. He said he was guided by his professional code and admitted he had misled the Senate: "I found myself in a position of conflict. I had sworn my oath to protect certain secrets. I didn't want to lie. I didn't want to mislead the Senate. I was simply trying to find my way through a very difficult situation in which I found myself." 13 This declaration was disturbing to many since what Helms said showed he…… [Read More]
To ensure this balance is achieved and the overall study is comprised of the strongest and highest level of integrity and ethics, there must be a solid design. Although the purpose of this discussion is not to divulge into the specific mechanics of the qualitative design, ethics and integrity are both natural outgrowths of solid research designs.
Integrity and ethics have been referred to as "straightforwardness" and "trustworthiness" within qualitative studies (Given, 2008). Integrity and ethics are ensured when the researcher exhibits a reasonable level of quality control in reviewing the data (Patton, 2006). Specifically, the researcher should be on the look out for data that goes according to plan, in other words, data that fits the model to well or data that has "too good of fit" should be viewed with some skepticism. The logical conclusion to this environment would construe the facts to discern that the integrity and…… [Read More]
Honor, Integrity, Duty
"the greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be" (Socrates).
If ten persons are asked to define "honor" there will likely be eight or nine different answers, and perhaps even all ten people will have a different response. Honor can be thought of as respect; when a person achieves something very significant or has high moral standards -- that can be seen as honor, according to the MacMillan Dictionary. An honor is something that is given to a person who has achieved something significant; and an honor can be something done to represent another person's efforts. For example, Rev. Martin Luther King was honored with a Nobel Prize for Peace because of his nonviolent leadership (MacMillan Dictionary).
Scholar Frank Henderson Stewart writes in his book Honor that in Asian countries (notably China) saving "face" is an honorable thing…… [Read More]
Clinical Documentation Integrity:
In the past few years, the healthcare system has experienced constant battle surges between internal and external customers of clinical information to transform medical data into meaningful and beneficial information. The ongoing pressure has emerged from the fact that enterprise-wide systems in the modern healthcare system need high quality data. The quality data is essential to assist in complicated business decision making on a daily basis. hile it is vital to enhance the quality and usefulness of medical information, the increase in medical errors has contributed to several concerns regarding the integrity of clinical documentation. Generally, most medical errors in the healthcare system are brought by inadequate, incomplete, and wrong data, especially during documentation. Therefore, healthcare managers should take necessary steps to enhance the integrity of clinical documentation in order to avoid any legal actions and enhance patient outcome through lessening medical errors.
The healthcare…… [Read More]
Kudler's System integrity Validation Describe selected computer assisted auditing techniques validate data system integrity system. Explain functions audit productivity software. Explain audit productivity software systems designed
Kudler's system integrity validation
The essay gives a detailed information on how computer assisted auditing technique can be used in the validation of data and system integrity within an accounting information system, the functions of audit productivity and an account of the audit productivity software used in the system designed.
The recommendation given to Kudler Fine Food tends to show how computer have increasingly become important in the auditing field and how it has made auditing easer at the same time offering numerous advantages to the business.
ole of Kudler's system integrity validation (CAAT) in the Audit process
According to Lovata, (2000 p 60-68). And David Janvrin an assistant professor at Iowa State University, Kudler's system integrity validation or Computer assisted Audit Technique (CAAT)…… [Read More]
Integrity and Police ork
There are few professions either in criminal justice or beyond which are more rigorous, challenging and complex than police work. The law officer must face an array of challenges too various and potentially dangerous to elaborate here. On a daily basis, the officer must work to uphold the law while simultaneously protecting the public, preventing criminal behavior and apprehending those who violate the rule of order. These challenges create a condition in which there is often tremendous pressure upon the officer to behave with honor and integrity. This pressure is precipitated not just upon the unpredictable nature of the fieldwork relating to policing but is also often a consequence of the negative internal culture that permeates some precincts. It is therefore incumbent upon every individual police officer and upon precincts as whole units to resist, prevent, uncover and eliminate the kind of system-wide corruption…… [Read More]
Academic integrity is a vital issue that carries past school years into careers and the work world in life. It can also affect relationships with peers, family, and other societal members. Schools have strict rules regarding academic integrity to teach students the importance of working hard in honest ways for success, not only in school, but throughout life as well.
One of the biggest lessons I have had to learn was academic integrity in taking classes. It was the Summer Session II 2013 in Math 20C. I had worked hard throughout the whole course and it was time to take the final. I wanted a good grade so bad for this final that I stayed up all night studying for it. I was also very nervous about this test.
The next day, final day, I showed up in class very stressed and nervous. When taking this test, I could not…… [Read More]
theological integrity" by Rowan illiams
Rowan illiams' concept of theological integrity attempts to resolve the central paradox of religious discourse: On one hand, religion attempts to express the ineffable, and thus there is always an elusive and indeterminate quality regarding the language used to speak about theology. On the other hand, because the truths it grapples with are so central to our daily lives, some determinacy seems to be required, given that the answers affect so much of our day-to-day existence. A valuable religious discourse is inevitably located in the particular since we are flesh and blood creatures as humans. Even if it cannot give answers it can at minimum highlight the complexities of the relationship of human beings with God. This is particularly true, given that in our society, we tend to valorize 'saying what you mean.'
Theological discourse, by virtue of being transmitted through the words of human…… [Read More]
This because, various corporate interests will often engage in unethical behavior through the actions that executives are taking with regards to: the law and the politicians they are supporting. As a result, the U.S. has to address the interconnected relationship of these two entities (which is leading to increased amounts corporate and political corruption). ("Denmark," 2011) ("New Zealand," 2011)
In the case of Somalia and Myanmar, the U.S. has far less corruption. This is due to the fact that in both countries bribes and kickbacks are often a part of daily life. In the case of the United States, this is not a major issue that most people will have to deal with on regular basis. This is important, because it highlights how the overall amounts of corruption in both countries are more extreme (with this occurring at levels of society and government). ("Myanmar -- urma," 2011) ("Somalia," 2011)
Clearly,…… [Read More]
Tolstoy's work indicates that materialism brings only temporary happiness. The true value of living is in the love and devotion of family, which brings the ideal of heaven closer to a person's heart. True meaning in life comes in the form of those who would miss and weep for Ivan when he has died.
I find the overall tone of the conversation convincing. The dean is very official and formal, with the student being a little irreverent and more informal in his tone.
What I don't find very convincing is the overuse of ethical considerations when discussing the student's transgression with him. It would seem more appropriate to use simpler premises.
I would rate the dialogue at about 5 or 6 on the scale. It was not completely convincing to me. I'm not sure it's how two people in that situation would react…… [Read More]
As a result, they found that the faculty at various colleges / universities around the country responded most favorably to post tenure review when it improved academic standards at the institution. Yet, beyond this issue the overall areas of divisiveness remained. The consistency of the results shows that the quality of the sample taken is accurate in identifying what factors affect perceptions. (Wood & Johnson, 2004, pp. 395 -- 415)
While the mixed method design has shown the results to be accurate, for any kind of education policy to be effective requires that it addresses the issues of: ethics and integrity. In this particular case, post tenure review can be effective when it listens to the ideas of staff and helps them to see this as a tool for improvement. To effectively achieve this objective, requires comparing the study using the Ethics Code of Psychologists which says, "Psychologists are committed…… [Read More]
Instruments will also be tested for interpretive differences, especially in the qualitative interview, before distributing/administering the instruments to the research populations.
here is little ethical concern at work in the proposed research, as no subjects in the research study will be asked to do anything other than respond to surveys and/or interviews honestly (there are no expected psychological ramifications of study participation, as in the famous Milgram obedience experiment) (Cozby, 2009). maintaining confidentiality and privacy through the maintenance of anonymity, especially within the institutions where the surveys and questionnaires are distributed/administered, is the essential ethical concern of this research study. Individual identification of participants in the qualitative experiment is not required, making anonymity easy to maintain (identifying information will be specifically excluded from the quantitative instruments, and stripped away by research assistants if mistakenly applied y the respondent); for the qualitative interviews, responses will be coded and stored separately…… [Read More]
Integrity in Canada
Even though Canada has one of the best systems dealing with research integrity and disciplining of misconduct, the system just like any other, has a few disadvantages. In fact, many people in the Canadian research community are of the opinion that something needs to be done to make the system more efficient to avoid any destructive future effects of negative research conduct. However, Canada is not the only country in the world that is seeking to make its system more efficient (Creutzberg et al., 2009). This research looks into integrity systems in 8 other nations and finds that there are discussions in all these other developed nations on how to improve their respective systems. The widespread concern is due to the increasing number of negative effects that every individual public case is bringing to science. The negative effects include: wasted resources, time and efforts for the regulatory…… [Read More]
Laboratory reports are like any other deliverable in school. They require original work, and the citation of work borrowed from others. When referring to prior research, I need to cite that research properly. When I like an idea or theory, I can include that in my paper as long as I give credit to the source. If I like someone else's words, I can quote those words and give credit. This way, I will not be plagiarizing. Laboratory reports are not like essays in that our laboratory partners are working with the same basic concepts, variables, and ideas. My partner and I will have worked together and therefore share the same hypotheses and conclusions. However, there are ways of delivering different laboratory reports based on our collaborative work ("General Information," 2014). Methods of writing a report independently will include receiving help from a writing tutor, as long as the…… [Read More]
Six Fundamental Pillars of Character
Today, the notion of what factors comprise a good character for humans is undergoing some profoundly significant challenges as the nation’s top leadership struggles to respond to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic in an honest and forthright fashion. Moreover, the demographic composition of the United States and many other Western nations has experienced significant changes in recent years, introducing a number of cross-cultural factors that are used to define good character. Against this backdrop, it is important for individuals to apply their critical thinking skills to develop their own conceptualization of character. To this end, the purpose of this paper is to provide a list of six fundamental pillars of character: integrity, dependability, responsible, patriotic, open-minded and considerate of others. The critical analysis the follows below examines how these pillars of character can be used to assess the extent to which people satisfy these characteristics…… [Read More]
Integrity is a major issue for healthcare organizations because there are many avenues for fraud, and for people to demonstrate a lack of ethics. The problem is that the temptation is sometimes too great and despite the fact that there are laws in place to guard against these practices unethical behavior takes place anyway. The government, which supplies a lot of the money which goes for treatments through Medicare and Medicaid, has structured certain laws to make sure that the practices of healthcare organizations are ethical, but billions of dollars in fines are still doled out every year. The big drug companies complain of arcane and hard to decipher legalese, but the fact is that although they realize the issue and the penalty they continue to subvert the law. This paper looks at qui tam statutes and cases, Medicare and Medicaid admissions criteria, installing a corporate integrity program, and…… [Read More]
The Perceived Leader Integrity Scale (PLIS) is a useful way to determine the different levels of transformational leadership within a given scenario and opinion. According to the text " the PLIS ratings are strongly and positively related to subordinates job satisfaction and negatively related to their desire to quit their job, " (p.401). The purpose of this essay is to discuss and highlight the PLIS score that I recorded after taking the evaluation. This analysis will be used to help identify the qualities that are most important in my own formulation of strong leadership.
The aim of the PLIS is to categorize and qualify the leadership components of another person's behavior. For this application, I used a former teacher of mine. After completing the test the score was complied and was tallied to 66.
The aim of this test is to test another's integrity in a…… [Read More]
Improvements in Integrity, Financial Accountability, Ethical Conduct and Corporate Responsibilities under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
e passed Sarbanes-Oxley in the wake of the Enron scandal to try to root out financial and accounting irregularities. How could similar irregularities occur at Lehman Brothers? History has a way of constantly repeating itself. -- Joseph Grant 2010
The high-profile corporate shenanigans by Enron and Lehman Brothers have made it clear that tough legislation was needed to compel Americans businesses to clean up their financial acts. Indeed, in response to Enron's late 2001 bankruptcy, Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 but the Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy in late 2008 made it clear that there was still a problem in some sectors of American business. This paper provides a review of the relevant literature to determine how the integrity of corporate finance, ethics, and other responsibilities have improved, what the corporate finance industry culture…… [Read More]
ithout the integrity to understand the importance of proper maintenance, a soldier may well be risking the health and safety environment for himself and others, not to mention risking the success of a task or mission (Army 2-33).
A leader of integrity is well aware of the Army Values and how important they are in defining character traits that aid in the development of discipline and the ability to maintain that discipline (Army 1-50). These values breed integrity which in turn results in the type of discipline necessary for a soldier to recognize the right course of action and to continue that course, no matter the difficulty encountered (Army 1-50). For leaders, these qualities are even more important because soldiers follow their leaders' examples, thus a leader must demonstrate the values and integrity that encourage his soldiers to excel in every task they attempt and within every aspect of their…… [Read More]
The government official has a legal as well as an ethical responsibility to put the interests of the public first, as a public servant. To fail to do so will result in greater cost to the taxpayer, and perhaps even an inferior product. This type of waste takes money away from other, more worthy public projects as well, including aid to the poor.
Government contracting officers have unique responsibilities and special, additional privileges as a result of their duties: "Of all government personnel, only a Contracting Officer has the authority to enter the government into a binding contract. He or she will be the one to sign the final contract agreement, and only a Contracting Officer has the power to change the terms of the contract" (Government contracting personnel: Understanding roles played, 2011, ONVIA). The contracting officer is thus acting on behalf of the entire government, and has unique powers…… [Read More]
Integrity: Privacy Protection in e-Commerce Websites
Privacy Protection in e-Commerce Websites
Back in the 90s, websites were more or less digital brochures that did little more than serve their registered users with monthly electronic newsletters. Today, however, websites are powerful and complex information platforms that not only store and process data, but also allow for the sharing of information across a wide range of online platforms. We share personal data on these websites, and unfortunately, the same passes on to numerous other parties, compromising our own security as well as that of our families in the process. The situation is even worse in the case of e-commerce websites. Whilst they have made shopping a whole lot easier by bringing specialty retail within a few clicks, they have also sprawled up opportunities for thieves who now find it a whole lot easier to obtain personal information and credit card numbers from…… [Read More]
If you're confused about sex, you've come to the right place. The Bible, more than any other modern resource, offers clear-cut guidelines for how to deal with sexuality and sexual behavior. In fact, sex is one of the Bible's favorite subjects. Throughout both the Old and New Testaments, the Bible offers advice for young people and old regarding their sexual conduct, sexual morals, and heterosexual relationships. The Bible spells out clearly what behaviors will make you happy and which will cause you problems. Now, you don't need a Bible to realize that improper sexual conduct can lead to problems like disease or to parenthood before you are ready. However, when you are confused, turn to the Bible for inspiration and guidance.
In spite of what you might think, the Bible is pro-sex. The Bible teaches that sex can be a sacred and profoundly spiritual act of union between…… [Read More]
David Loshin: Knowledge Integrity Inc. -- Putting Operational Data Stewardship into Practice
Why are there not enough clear performance measures in data governance?
Explain the fact that there is a greater investment from the business side instead of that of tech people working as a steward?
Please elaborate on the data management and privacy aspects of stewardship?
Is this a common problem not doing this?
"Stewards do not get work over and above what they presently do" Is there no limit to they responsibilities? If not, why not a fulltime job?"
"Can't buy a dg tool" How does that go over with organizations? Used to emphasize low money aspect?
Can you elaborate on the importance of metadata in best practices of D.G.
How long will D.G. require a formal/informal sale to execs?
2nd Panel ?'s
How essential is formal training for data stewards? If so, what aspects…… [Read More]
Tourism vs. The Environment
Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries. In fact, it is believed that tourism will grow at approximately four percent per year through the year 2010. Tourism is usually good for the economy but is it is not always good for the environment. Mankind does have a way of messing up whatever we touch. Whenever something is taken out of its natural environment and placed elsewhere, there is an effect on something. Hikers generally stay on paths. Every so often a hiker just must have a photograph of a flower in the middle of a field and trounces off to get it. In doing so, rare vegetation might be killed. Destroyed vegetation, air pollution, water pollution and refuge are just a few of the problems irritated by tourism.
Sprawl is - no pun intended - a growing problem. In Lancaster ounty, Pennsylvania, sprawl and relative…… [Read More]
Leadership design at Lands' end
How deep are your convictions on things you count on? Exactly what do you count on A Lot about your work that you will withstand anybody about it? Just how much are you about to jeopardize your crucial beliefs? To exactly what degree do your habits and tne options you make align with your leading worths and concepts?
Integrity suggests sincerity and even more. It describes having sturdy internal leading concepts that one does not jeopardize. It indicates dealing with others as you would want to be dealt with.
Numerous professionals known that a strong sense of right and wrong and sturdy leading concepts are the most vital and standard of all leadership abilities or attributes. Integrity advertises depend on, and very little is achieved without depend on.
Integrity is an ability to the degree that we see it in activity. However it goes…… [Read More]
Lying to Ourselves
Military integrity has been a major issue in the recent past because of the increase in moral and ethical problems that are evident across the whole United States military and not just the Army alone. Wong and Gerras' article focuses on highlighting these moral and ethical problems that are increasingly affecting integrity in the U.S. military. As evident in the article, leaders in the American military lie when performing their duties and constantly use rationalizations and justifications to deal with any emerging ethical or moral doubt. This tendency has in turn contributed to the unspoken embrace of dishonesty by these leaders, which is a clear reflection of hypocrisy. Therefore, one the major conclusions from this article include the fact that lying is has become increasingly acceptable in the U.S. military and facilitated by its leaders. Dishonesty and hypocrisy in the military is widely accepted by its leaders…… [Read More]
integrity -- a principle as important to design, as moral integrity is in general human existence!
When distilling the core concept his theory about design, Brooks states that it is better to omit unnecessary although interesting design elements, than it is to cram a design full of the best ideas that comes to the developers' collective heads. Brooks' cautions may seem obvious -- until one finds one's self at a table, brainstorming with a group of intelligent people. Then, one may falls prey to the temptation to include all of these ideas, as they all seem strong. It also may be the best way to ensure no egos are bruised. Thus, in collaborative work especially, and disciplines such as design often necessitate working with a diverse group of people, the excitement and collective generosity created when generating ideas can subsume the need to complete a focused task and to achieve…… [Read More]
Leadership -- Power and Responsibilities / Integrity
hen it comes to the concept of "leadership" there are numerous definitions that can be applied. Every leader uses his or her own approach to leading, and while there are similar aspects to the behaviors of most leaders, how leaders approach their strengths is played out differently. In literature (like the blind man in Cathedral) and in real life (like the way Abraham Lincoln conducted himself in a political situation) leaders provide robust examples of how to get things done and how to influence the actions of others.
This paper uses the leadership styles and behaviors of several individuals to demonstrate their qualities (or, in the case of Jimmy Cross, lack of leadership qualities) as they lead -- and the paper points to the integrity the individuals showed in the process of their leadership.
Leadership and Integrity
Abraham Lincoln -- the subject today…… [Read More]
Definitions / Descriptions of Trait Leadership
According to Peter Northouse's book, trait leadership focuses on identifying several qualities: intelligence, self-confidence, determination, integrity and sociability. Published in 2009, Northouse's book (Leadership: Theory and Practice) goes into great detail as to what constitutes trait leadership and what behaviors and values do not qualify vis-a-vis trait leadership. Northouse isn't alone in providing narrative that defines and describes trait leadership. A University of Cincinnati publication (Army Leadership Traits & ehaviors) explains that leadership trait theory focuses on a leader's: a) values and beliefs; b) personality; c) confidence; and d) mental, physical, and emotional attributes (www.uc.edu).
In the book The Anatomy of Leadership (West, 2000), the author asserts that trait leadership "makes the assumption" that there are "distinctive physical and psychological characteristics" -- above and beyond standard leadership -- that account for the effectiveness of a leader. Those traits include "height, attractiveness, intelligence,…… [Read More]
Building a Database for Use in Scheduling Process
The scheduling of various activities can at the moment be with the help of computer programs that implement the methodology of the critical-path method (CPM) (Choo et al.,2008). The requirements for building a database for use in scheduling process are numerous. For instance, each scheduler must have a separate database for storing information persistently. The server administrator and the application scheduler have the choice as well as location of database to be used. The performance of a scheduler is largely affected by the performance of the chosen database. If more tasks per second are needed then the scheduler daemons can be run on larger and faster systems.
According to Johnson (2004), the requirements for building a database for use in scheduling process include ensuring the following;
The scheduler database and service must be configured have a high level of availability by…… [Read More]
The world's largest economy has seen much since the financial crisis of 2008 began the role toward the precipice in terms of the all Street corruption. Transparency president Nancy Boswell maintains that it is an "integrity gap "(Graham, 2010).
However, this author will identify a different issue. Indeed, this author's view is very long and will take a historical approach in order to prevent another Great Depression, the Congress under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt separated all Street investment banks and regular depository banks. This took away the potential to make incredible profits from trading mortgage-backed securities whose ratings were artificially high. These encouraged banks to take what otherwise would have been intolerable risks in the form of bad loans that were later termed "toxic debt." Under this regime, people were obtaining home loans too easily (known derisively as "liars loans") and that exacerbated the decline once it started (Krugman).
In…… [Read More]
The cases only took approximately four to five minutes implying to an unseen assembly line of justice. The study also brought to light the fact that minority cases from outside New York were listened to by an all white jury (Ingram, 2009).
The other part of the criminal justice system that witnessed high levels of racial prejudice is the correctional departments. Discrimination has been witnessed in the way prisoners of colour have been treated. Black inmates are less likely to get early release date compared to the white prisoners as they find it hard to find acceptable addresses that is crime and drug free. Whites have several options of where to stay compared to blacks thus a black prisoner is forced to stay longer in prison waiting for final release date. Convicts from minority groups have stiffer penalties for having conflicts with white convicts than with fellow blacks. This is…… [Read More]
They can be arranged like radio buttons (vertically, horizontally or in a grid pattern). Their major advantage is that they allow the user to choose their choice when all others are visible. Many people are also familiar with them and can use them quite fast. They, however, use up a lot of space when there are many options Duckett, 2011()
Data integrity errors that would occur
Without these input controls, data integrity errors would be common. This means that the validity of the data would not be high. Without the text input control, it would not be possible to anticipate all options that users may need to enter. Therefore, it would bring a data integrity error where users attempt to choose options close to what they would have entered or leaving that empty. For example, it is not possible to preempt all names that users may need to choose. Without…… [Read More]
hile U.S., New Zealand and Denmark have many differences, they are basically capitalist, consumer economies. To combat the corruption inherent in such a system, we need to protect and nurture whistle blowing. Certainly, the more eyes there are on a situation, the more transparent it is, both in government and in business.
The corruption that the recent recession revealed in the U.S. banking system is simply a part of the bigger problem. As the Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell text puts it well, "The ability to recognize and deal with complex business ethics issues has become a significant priority…" (Ferrell, Fraedrich, & Ferrell, 2009). Enforcement takes human observation to fulfill this priority. There is not enough police to go around. However, the common citizen, armed with legal protections, will provide this.
Anti-corruption. (2006, November 8). Retrieved 11 August 2010 from http://www.um.dk/en/menu/developmentpolicy/anticorruption/
Caslon analytics guide secrecy and accountability. (2008, February).…… [Read More]
In principle, Dworkin argues that the truth is always knowable for any given factual circumstances; the difficulty is that the human intellect is imperfect. In the same way, there is a finite number of individual particles of sand on the earth at any moment in time. Human intellect and capabilities are incapable of determining that precise number; it would require a hypothetically limitless intellectual capacity. Judge Hercules possesses that infinite intelligence and also has the luxury of infinite time for contemplation. Dworkin suggests that Judge Hercules would always make the right decision and that the role of human judges is simply to aspire to be as Hercules-like as possible. Dworkin's Judge Hercules is very similar to John Rawls' allegory about the veil of ignorance that he uses to illustrate the meaning of objective justice.
Principle vs. Policy
To explain the importance of valuing principle over policy in the construct and…… [Read More]
Computerized Hospital Management Systems
The paper is about the benefits and costs of a computerized hospital management system from a nurse's perspective. The author is placed in the position of a nurse of a small 100 bed-community hospital who is the only nurse in a team of doctors to participate in the hospital management's decision on whether to buy such management system. In answering six specific questions related to the benefits and economic costs of computerized hospital management systems, the paper shows -- among others - that improved health care and increase in personnel and work efficiency will well outweigh the financial burden imposed on the hospital when buying two specific managements systems: ELECTA and Microsoft Dynamics GP. In addition, the paper outlines the security standards of data and patient confidentiality, including the need for data storage integrity and data backup and recovery and how the Health Insurance Portability and…… [Read More]
Josquin des Prez (Josquin Lebloitte dit Desprez) (1455-1521) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance. He is also known as Josquin Desprez. He is also known as Josquin Desprez, or in Latin, Josquinus Pratensis or Josquinus Pratensis.
Widely considered to be one of the most famous composers of his time, ranking as genius between Guillaume Dufay and Palestrina, he is renowned for having mastered the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal music that was popular during his time.
The following essay describes the 6 core values of Excellence, Community, Respect, Personal Development, Responsible tewardship, and Integrity, and using specific examples demonstrates how Josquin des Prez does or does not meet these categories.
As it sounds, excellence is the value of maintaining a high degree of perfection in one's contribution. The artist (or individual) uses his talent to the maximum, he sharpens it and works on it until it becomes…… [Read More]
Generally, Wikipedia pages also include references and many of them are legitimate sources of information. In that sense, Wikipedia can be helpful as a starting point for online research more than as an authoritative source of any information.
Website 3 -- the National Anti-Vivisection Society: http://navs.org
The National Anti-Vivisection Society appears to be a legitimate organization with many links to established animal welfare organizations such as the Human Society of the United States and ASPCA. On the other hand, it is more of an advocacy site than an information or news site. The main concept of the organization is based on subjective belief and opinions in connection with the relative rights of non-human animals. While that position actually seems appropriate and more justifiable than the opposite position (i.e. insensitivity to the suffering of animals for human benefit), it is not, strictly speaking, based on objective facts. Because the website is…… [Read More]
In academic institutions throughout the world, there are systems of codes which dictate how administration expects the student bodies to behave. These codes can be different based upon the specific rules of the institution in question. Some have clothing rules, others alcohol or narcotic rules, but there are certain dictums which are more universal. Many schools have rules which dictate that students must behave in ways which the institution considers to be honorable. These honor codes can include different components, but it is primarily a pledge against cheating in any sense of the word. Students in many institutions must sign honor pledges wherein they promise that they will not cheat on their assignments or their examinations. Also, if they are witness to any dishonesty on the part of their classmates, then they are responsible for revealing that duplicity to members of the staff or administration. The students pledge…… [Read More]
Two of the most pressing issues in corporate leadership today include gender equality and labor rights. In "Women See Slow Progress in Leadership," Gay (2013) cites numerous empirical studies showing that the glass ceiling remains nearly impenetrable at the highest levels of management. The report cites the work-life balance ideal as the most common reason offered for why many women are either opting out of the CEO lifestyle, or are not considered ready or willing to handle the challenges and pressures of senior leadership.
In "The Best etail Companies to Work for ight Now," Smith (2013) describes Costco's approach toward human resources management. The company has recently been named one of the best companies to work for in the United States because of their relatively high salaries, supportive work environment, opportunity for growth, and job security. Its ethical labor rights practices are helping gain positive publicity for Costco, showing…… [Read More]
Organization Ethics Development System
While seeking to succeed in their respective industries, firms have shifted focus towards implementing ethical practices related to their human resource management policies. The goal of ethical practices is to capture timeless ethical guidelines, principles, related information and examples containing fundamentals of the changing business environment. In this study, I have reviewed my current workplace to determine the degree of implementation of OEDS components. I have also proposed a plan for the implementation and ways of anticipating and overcoming resistance to the implementation process.
The initial step of strategy implementation in the institution includes intensive planning. The department should focus on success goals and meaning. The stakeholders in such forums are involved in deciding on the objectives and meaning of success of the ethics program. Ethical programs should not be stand-alone documents (Petrick & Quinn, 1997). Benefits of an ethics program result from the strategic application…… [Read More]
Ironically, the single most important thing a university could do might be to suspend all forms of grading by the traditional test methods. Even without cheating, the focus on grades only encourages studying to perform on test instead of learning for the sake of learning. It might not be practical for large classes, but one-on-one oral exams between students and professors or TAs might be more difficult to cheat on and provide more accurate indications of what students have actually learned than traditional testing methods. If the university cannot suspend traditional grading and testing, the single most important thing might be to provide a mandatory ethics course to freshman in conjunction with employing a very strict one-strike policy for cheating.
8. Do you agree or disagree with Professor Couser, author of the "Dear Plagiarist" article? Why? What are two main points he is trying to communicate to students in this…… [Read More]
Leading People, Leveraging Diversity, Integrity/Honesty and Team Building
I have been a leader in various aspects of both governmental and private sector business environments for over two decades. If there is one thing that I feel I truly understand, it is the fact that leadership is a core qualification that entails having an ability to design and also implement viable strategies in the face of adversity that maximizes the potential of each and every individual within an organization. Leadership also is a powerful tool that, if used properly, can foster a system of ethical behavior and also to help all aspects of an organization to reach their vision, mission, and/or goals. A dictionary may term the definition of leadership simply as guidance or direction, but that takes away from a true capacity to lead. Leadership requires a plethora of skills and foundations of knowledge and a desire to utilize these…… [Read More]
Fulfillment in Life
The aim of this discussion to ascertain three of the qualities a person needs so that they can lead a life of fulfillment. The three qualities discussed will be love, integrity and knowledge. These three traits are part of the essence of being human and, combined with other humanistic traits such as sympathy and passion, these traits separate humans from the other, soulless animals in the world.
The first of these qualities to discuss is love. Love is a quality that no life can be without. The ability to build nurturing and loving relationships with another person is integral to our emotional fulfillment. It brings us the greatest joy we can possibly experience. Love can do many things including alleviating loneliness, such as the kind of "terrible loneliness in which one's shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold, unfathomable abyss" (ussell,…… [Read More]
People have different views and values regarding what is right and wrong. This is all based on our personal values. A counselor might believe that it is okay to discuss about a client provided they do not disclose their name and any personal information. Ethically speaking this is wrong since they are divulging information shared in confidence. If it were ethically correct, the counselor would have sought the client's approval for them to share the information.
Barnes, F.P., & Murdin, L. (2001). Values and ethics in the practice of psychotherapy and counselling: Open University Press.
Cottone, .. (2001). A social constructivism model of ethical decision making in counseling. Journal of counseling & Development, 79(1), 39-45.
Daniels, J.A. (2001). Managed care, ethics, and counseling. Journal of counseling & Development, 79(1), 119-122.
Forester-Miller, H., Davis, T.E., Association, a.C., & Alexandria, V. (1995). A practitioner's guide to ethical decision making: American Counseling…… [Read More]
Leni Riefenstahl. The writer explores the topic of Riefenstahl and her unethical art. The writer examines the catastrophic consequences and her lack of integrity that lead to horror for millions. There were nine sources used to complete this paper.
Leni Riefenstahl: Her Unethical Art and The Catastrophic Consequences
The reign of Adolf Hitler is one that history will never forget. Under his terrorist reign of terror millions of people died. Those who did not die suffered from the loss of loved ones, loss of privacy and loss of financial stability. It was a time in which the world was introduced to the dangerous side of charismatic politics. While there were many who were fooled in the beginning by Hitler's manipulation tactics they soon learned his true motivations and spent the rest of their lives working to unseat the inhumane dictator. There is one person however, who admired him from the…… [Read More]
Future of Data Storage in Computer Networks
There are a number of problems facing the future of information technology including the fact that networks are increasingly asked to expand in order to accommodate more and more data. Many experts believe that such increases will mean two things; one that the networks will become increasingly secure, and two because of the security, the data contained on the network will become more difficult to access. This study sought to determine the various processes that are currently being used to secure data on various networks, and to determine if that security will, or will not, ensure that data will become incrementally more difficult to obtain. To this end, this study used the most current literature available to determine if there is a problem with the data being stored in the current manner, or if there is a perception that the data will be…… [Read More]
Similarly, I often spend time with friends, rather than time with my family.
My goals do not necessarily coincide with what matters to me. When I think of my goals, I generally think of owning things such as a car or house, going to school, and earning a specific amount of money. If my goals were perfectly in line with my stated values, they would likely focus more on building and maintaining important family relationships.
However, I believe it is possible to achieve my goals and keep my values at the same time. This can be easily achieved if I manage my time carefully in order to always allow time for my relationships with my family and friends.
__1_ Having Fun
____ Time Alone
____ Intellectual Discussions
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Health-Care Data at Euclid Hospital Security and Control: A White Paper
Protecting Health-Care Data
The efficiency of the modern healthcare system is increasingly becoming reliant on a computerized infrastructure. Open distributed information systems have been initiated to bring professionals together on a common platform throughout the world. It needs to be understood that easy and flexible methods of processing and communication of images; sound and texts will help in visualizing and thereby cure illnesses and diseases effectively. Another aspect is that the easy access and usage can risk patient privacy, accountability, and secrecy associated with the healthcare profession. Therefore, Information Technology -- IT must be able to focus mainly on improving the health of the patient and should not put the patient's health in danger. (IO Press)
This implies that right data has to be made available to the right person at the right time. IT strongly affects the confidentiality…… [Read More]
Honest Work in College
Basic Information From the Book
Preparing a Citation. When a source has provided data, theory, or authoritative opinion, a citation must be provided. In every case, when the concept or content is not original though, it is important to cite both the actual quotations used and the paraphrases. In addition, if conversations with authorities or professors, for instance, emails, or interviews or other similar forms of communication are a source of information, conceptualization, or thought, then citations are required. When you refer to a particular source frequently, multiple citations must be used. Alternately, fewer citations may be applied if the reader can understand from a clarifying statement in the writing that a particular resource has been used to address a particular topic. Note that citations are not needed for facts that are commonly known by the audience for which the writing is intended.
Avoid Plagiarism. Lipson…… [Read More]
Transition Into Late Adulthood
While at one hand an old man in his 60s would cherish the past years of his life sharing experiences about college sports, dating spots and holiday fun, an elderly woman would act grumpy showing discontent on every dish being served at a dinner. Such scenarios are commonly noticed in day-to-day life which surrounds people in their late adulthood; a period in 60s where according to Erik Erikson (1963), individuals aim at finding satisfaction in their lives instead of becoming disillusioned. Hence, the transition to late adulthood is a time marked with physical, social and emotional challenges which are usually faced by almost every person.
Life is divided into different phases where a child eventually grows up and is faced by the reality of life. With time, he has school, parties and fast food revolving around him when suddenly this is replaced…… [Read More]
Ethical Case Using the Applied Ethical Decision Model
Recognize the Ethical Issue
In the case in question, there is certainly a clear-cut ethical lapse on behalf of young Julia. Her failure to appropriately inform her clients of the potential risks associated with their newly proposed investments was dishonest and selfish. This lack of full disclosure certainly undermines the trust that these clients have put in her hands. Even the formulation of a relationship with the securities salesman is highly unethical. As an objective member of a financial planning firm, Julia must approach her job and her client recommendations with an opened and unbiased mind. Having a business relationship that would potentially award her personal gains for professional consideration unquestionably coincides with Julia's equitable responsibility to her customers.
Evaluate Alternative Actions
In this case, the consequences of Julia's unethical behavior can have massive effects on the lives of her clients.…… [Read More]
So, in some case, leadership does not necessarily link with responsibility for the men, but rather with the relationship with the persons who are led. Napoleon was able to concentrate the energies of his men in a way that served his best interests.
This links with Raymond Carver's story, in the sense that good leadership is also about good communication, about the ability of passing the appropriate message. The main theme of his story is that of communication (or lack of), namely of finding the right words to pass on to the others. The right words are fundamental, because they help connect individuals and fostering this relationship is perhaps the most important part of good leadership.
The most important point in "Cathedral," from a leadership perspective, is when the husband finds himself at a loss of words when trying to describe the cathedral to Robert. He is, throughout the story…… [Read More]
This could be something like another computer picking up someone's credit card number during what was supposed to be a secure transaction, or an employee of a company giving out a person's confidential information over the phone to someone who is not authorized to receive it. However it happens, confidentiality breaches are serious, and must be addressed immediately so they do not happen again (Allen 2001).
Integrity of information assures that information can not be modified without such modification being detected. Most information management systems have some sort of protocol in place for protecting the integrity of information. The greatest danger to the integrity of information occurs when it is in transit from one computer to another. This is the perfect time for hackers to access the information and modify it without being detected. A secure information management system ensures that this is unlikely to happen and that any modifications…… [Read More]
Lessons Learned - Plagiarism, Proper Citations, Paraphrasing
A Masters Degree in Information Systems builds on the student's former education, gives the student new, specific tools for using, understanding and building hardware and software, and prepares the student for valuable work in perhaps the most important global system developed to date. In obtaining a Masters Degree in Information Systems, the student must learn state-of-the-art knowledge, with one phase building on the one before it, and enabling the student to keep learning throughout his/her life and keep developing new systems to keep up with demand. In obtaining this Degree, the student must learn to recognize and avoid plagiarism, use proper citations and properly paraphrase.
Plagiarism is using the thoughts and words of another as your own, without giving credit to the original author (Bouville, 2008). Plagiarism is currently a major problem in education and in business. In fact, though plagiarism…… [Read More]
Leadership Coaching and Monitoring
The objective of this study is to conduct a 360-degree feedback in the form of self-reflection about a time when the writer of this work has been at their absolute best and the perceptions of others of the writer of this work. It is necessary to understand what the reflective best self (RS) is comprised of in order to disseminate the information received in the interview/surveys in this study. The reflective best self (RS) The work of Laura Morgan Roberts and Jane E. Dutton entitled "Composing the Reflected est-Self-Portrait: uilding Pathways for ecoming Extraordinary in Work Organizations" reports that the word reflected is used to "emphasize that this self-portrait is based on our perceptions of how others view us. Family members, friends and acquaintances, and organizations provide us with feedback about who we are, and this information is integrated into our self-concept." (nd, p.4) The word…… [Read More]
Challenger Launch Decision
JOE KILMINSTE'S ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE CHALLENGE DISASTE
On January 28, 1986, the Challenger, one of the reusable space shuttle by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA, was launched off at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida but exploded 72 seconds after liftoff. The launch was approved and ordered by the management of the Morton Thiokol, Inc., an aerospace company, that manufactures solid propellant rocket motors for big clients, including the NASA, and per NASA's urging despite the objection of Morton Thiokol's engineers that the 30-degree F. temperature was inclement to the shuttle's boosters. The launch was a publicized event as NASA's 25th mission and had a selected teacher, Christa McAulifee and six astronauts on board. All these passengers perished (Jennings 1996).
The launch was repeatedly postponed because the engineers of Thiokol notes the failure of an O. ring assembly in the…… [Read More]
Corporate governance failure is a serious threat to the future existence of any organization. The high corporate failure rates witnessed in the first decade of the century brought to the limelight the concept of effective corporate governance, and the core principles of trust and integrity. This text examines Wal-Mart's corporate governance strategy to determine how the company restrains managerial power, and how it aligns the interests of managers and directors with those of the organization.
Corporate governance failure is a serious threat to the future existence of any organization. Following the stream of corporate failures witnessed in the first decade of the century, the investor base has become more aggressive about effective corporate governance based on the core values of trust and integrity. Today, a company's ability to conduct its profit-maximization goal within the ethical boundaries of integrity, honesty, fairness is widely regarded as a source of competitive advantage. Towards…… [Read More]
Another main factor that has also been mentioned above is the factor of Personal Development that is held highly important at Saint Leo University. The administration and education board at the university feels that it is essential for every educational institution to have the kind of educational setup that will promote the progress of every individual's mental, physical and spiritual being in an appropriate and composed way (ALA/ACL, 2008).
esponsible Stewardship is another important factor in the educational setup of the university as the administration feels that an individual's capability and service spectrum can not be fully utilized without his or her ability to truly use the resources available to him or her. The administration feels that they, as an institution, can use all the resources available to them and their students towards not only developing their university but also their community as well as the neighboring communities (ALA/ACL, 2008).…… [Read More]