Have You Lost your Mind?

Try to imagine yourself as a subject in an Asch experiment.http://www.simplypsychology.org/asch-conformity.html You arrive at the lab together with seven other subjects for what is likely to be a boring experiment. Which line is equal in length to the standard line, pictured on the left? Things go smoothly for three or [...]

April 23rd, 2015|

Goodbye Whistleblowing, Hello Courageous Conversations

I want to share good news -  I've recently completed a training program in Berkeley, San Francisco and have partnered with Courageous Leadership, LLC, a consulting firm based the US.  https://speakout-speakup.org/#/training I believe their evidence-based programs could be a wonderful fit for your organisation to support your business objectives of enhancing ethical [...]

April 11th, 2015|

Afro Ethics – Understanding Corruption in Africa

Afro Ethics - Understanding Corruption in Africa (Download pdf) Is it possible for Westerners to find their reflection in the African mind and vice versa and can Ubuntu (African Ethics) and Western ethical teachings interconnect to serve the greater good? Humanity is what binds us but it is the expression of [...]

March 11th, 2015|

Recruitment agencies have the power to make a difference to whistleblowers

Open the newspaper, listen to the radio or turn on the television any day of the week and you are bound to discover one or more corruption scandals both in the government and private sectors.  Adjacent to these news items are most likely courageous employees who have uncovered mismanagement, law [...]

March 8th, 2015|

Collateral Damage

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.asaqs.co.za/resource/resmgr/archive_news_2001/210701.pdf QUOTE: "Saturday 28 July 2001 Virgin Active sweats for Greenpoint lease Cape Town - Virgin Active had paid a "significant amount" to two former LeisureNet directors, Rod Mitchell and Peter Gardener, to secure the lease of The Point Sports Club in Greenpoint, one of the top five gyms in [...]

March 2nd, 2015|

How to Avoid a Whistleblower Entering the Scene

As a corporate whistleblower who now presents and provides training to organisations, I have seen it over and over, so often that I'm rarely surprised anymore. Someone at work suggests doing something unethical, and instead of speaking out against it, everyone else either agrees or looks the other way. Alternatively [...]

March 1st, 2015|

Rewards fail to encourage disclosures, says whistleblower

15-10-14 Rewards fail to encourage disclosures

October 17th, 2014|

The Emotional Tail wags the Rational Dog

The emotional tail wags the rational dog.  This is especially true in group dynamics. You only have to look at the Asch, Milgram and the Stanford Prison experiments to see this in action.  A look back at history only confirms that from a social psychological viewpoint, our drive to conform [...]

January 14th, 2014|

Why do we need Training to SPEAKOUT?

The quick and easy answer is because if we don't learn how to SPEAKOUT our species is doomed to go out without a Squeak. And the longer answer - Individuals need to notice the emergency of current world issues, which can be hindered by distractions or preoccupation. They need to classify [...]

August 3rd, 2013|

Organisations’ Panacea is not Sufficient

Are organisations placating themselves with a tick box exercise of having an internal whistleblowing process in house? If so, they do not understand that it is human behaviour that drives any process. Finding your voice to Speak Out against wrongdoing is not yet a social norm. Providing the tools & [...]

August 2nd, 2013|