Go to a bookshop or a library and choose one or two books to read on integrity and ethics from the reading list below. You may also identify other relevant titles.
Recommended Reference Books
- The Accountable Organization: Reclaiming Integrity, Restoring Trust; (2004) by John Marchica; Consulting Psychologists Press - This book shows how to identify an organization's values and purpose, integrate them into a strategic plan, and develop a focused road map for execution that provides clarity, defines performance standards, and much more.
- High Performance with High Integrity; (2008) by Ben W. Heineman Jr.; Harvard Business School Publishing - Concise and insightful, this book provides a corporate blueprint for creating a culture of integrity through exemplary leadership, transparency, incentives, and processes, not just rules and penalties.
- A Better Way to Think About Business: How Personal Integrity Leads to Corporate Success; (1999) by Robert C. Solomon ; Oxford University Press (US) - How and why to make "integrity" a core corporate value.
- Integrity Works: Strategies for Becoming a Trusted, Respected and Admired Leader; (2005) by Dana Telford and Adrian Gostick; Gibbs Smith - A leader who wants to be trusted, followed and admired must act with integrity. Harvard researcher and lecturer Dana Telford and bestselling author Adrian Gostick explain ten principles of integrity that are proven to enhance loyalty and the bottom line.
- Managing By Accountability: What Every Leader Needs to Know about Responsibility, Integrity and Results; (2007) by M. David Dealy and Andrew R. Thomas; Greenwood Publishing - Using stories from front line experiences and examples from successful leaders, this book demonstrates how leaders who embark on a management philosophy of personal accountability imbue their organizations with qualities of integrity and responsibility.
- The Integrity Advantage: How Taking the High Road Creates a Competitive Advantage in Business; (2003) by Adrian Gostick and Dana Telford; Gibbs Smith - Prominent business leaders from some of North America's most respected companies discuss the role integrity has played in their successes, and offer examples of the importance of integrity in business today.
- Corporate Integrity: Rethinking Organizational Ethics and Leadership; (2005) by Marvin T. Brown; Cambridge University Press - With a strong sense of integrity as wholeness, this text explores key challenges facing modern businesses as they try to respond ethically to cultural, interpersonal, organizational, civic and environmental challenges.
- Building Reputational Capital: Strategies for Integrity and Fair Play That Improve the Bottom Line; (2004) by Kevin T. Jackson; Oxford University Press (US) - This practical guide reveals basic principles of integrity and fairness with which firms can build an enduring reputation. The author outlines the advantages of a superior reputation, describes the vital role the firm's leader must play.
- The Bottom Line on Integrity: 12 Principles for Higher Returns; (2004) by Quinn McKay; Gibbs Smith - Written for both managers and MBA students, this thorough, thought-provoking book empowers you to provide strategies and solutions for defining the standard of integrity in your company, and start applying them today.
- Managing Enterprise Information Integrity: Security, Control and Audit Issues; (2005) by IT Governance Institute - Containing definitions and distinctions to focus on the meaning of information integrity, and a framework identifying key attributes, this document identifies and validates key dimensions of information integrity and key information integrity risk areas.
- Essentials of Business Ethics: Creating an Organization of High Integrity and Superior Performance; (2009) by Denis Collins; John Wiley & Sons (US) - Based on more than two decades of consulting, teaching, and research, the author of this nuts-and-bolts book provides you with practical "how-to" examples and best practices on every area of managing ethics inside your organization.
- The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity; (2002) by Muel Kaptein and Johan Wempe; Oxford University Press (UK) - This text presents a cohesive overview of the most important theories and insights in the field of business ethics. It also tailors these theories to the situations in which organizations function.
- Managing Corporate Reputation & Risk: A Strategic Approach Using Knowledge Management; (2003) by Dale Neef; Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc. - This text explains how leading companies are combining knowledge and risk management techniques with emerging international integrity guidelines in order to create an 'ethical framework.'
- The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything; (2006) by Stephen R. Covey; Free Press
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- How to Demonstrate Integrity: Discover three important ways you can demonstrate integrity.
- Understanding Trust: Explore how building trust can help in taking risks.
- Meeting Ethical Standards: Study how to make sure you do the right thing.
- Ethical Traits of Critical Thinkers: Distinguish the ethical traits that characterize critical thinkers
Other Reference Books
- Business Ethics: A Guide for Managers (1996) by E.P. Tierney published by Kogan Page
- Ethical Leadership by S. Connack and T. James published by IPD
- Trust in the Balance: Building Successful Organizations on Results, Integrity and Concern (1997) by R.B Shaw published by Jossey-Bass
- Competitive and Ethical (1998) by G. Wyburd published by Kogan Page
- Ethique et Management by K. Blanchard and V. Peale published by Organization (French)
- Morale de la Competitivite by O. Gelinier published by Hommes et Techniques (French)