How does a person judge what is ethical? Sometimes it’s clear. You know Enron’s leaders were in the wrong. But is it always easy to see where the line is in your own life? What’s the standard? And will it apply in all situations?

There’s no such thing. There’s only ethics."


John C. Maxwell thinks it can. When the New York Times best-selling author, successful businessman, and former pastor was asked about his thoughts on business ethics, his response was, “There’s no such thing. There’s only ethics.” Maxwell asserts that there’s one ethical standard for all behavior. And you might be surprised by what it’s based on. Did you know that a variation of the Golden Rule exists in every major religion?

In his book, Ethics 101, Maxwell shows how people can live with integrity by using the Golden Rule as their standard—regardless of religion, culture, or circumstances. Along the way, he delves into the desires of the human heart, reveals the five most common causes that get people off track ethically, and teaches how to develop the "Midas touch" when it comes to integrity.  

ETHICS 101, by John C. Maxwell. This book is available for purchase at


This book offers powerful principles and inspirational stories to help people overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. You will learn that your thoughts play a central role in what you achieve and that having the ‘right attitude’ is everything. You will also discover what drives motivation, what’s the role of talent (and is it overrated?), how to increase your self-esteem, and more. Making a slight change in your daily thoughts and actions is the first step to getting you out of your own way!

Making a slight change in your daily thoughts and actions is the first step to getting you out of your own way!"


Bob Moawad is the former Chairman and Founder of Edge Learning Institute, Inc. Before his passing in 2007, Bob had shared his insights in over 8,550 presentations worldwide to audiences ranging from 50 to 23,000 people. From the front lines of American education to the boardrooms of some of the nation's most prestigious Fortune 500 companies, he has inspired millions of people.

TJ Hoisington is the author of the international bestselling book, If You Think You Can!: Thirteen Laws that Govern the Performance of High Achievers. As an authority on high performance, TJ has advised, addressed, or consulted with many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, U.S. Armed Forces and nonprofit organizations.

The Secret of the Slight Edge, by Bob Moawad and TJ Hoisington. Order your copy at:


Thirty years of study and research and here you have it, a book that pulls together decades of scandal for an “Ah-ha!” moment. The next big step in ethics, compliance, and creating a culture of integrity is focusing on prevention. We know ethics missteps when we see them, but are there ways to prevent them? Learn the common threads – all unethical companies are alike.

No more blaming rogues as we learn to control their mischief."


Learn the warning signs and the fixes. Help is here. No more blaming rogues as we learn to control their mischief. Professor Marianne Jennings is an emeritus professor of legal and ethical studies in business from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, having retired in 2011 after 35 years of teaching there. She continues to teach graduate courses in business ethics at colleges and universities around the United States.

Marianne has been married since 1976 to Terry H. Jennings, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Deputy County Attorney. Together they have five children: Sarah, Sam, and John, and the late Claire and Hannah Jennings.

The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse, by Marianne Jennings, J.D. Available at: