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Frank Bucaro

America's Leading Advocate for Ethics and Values in Business

If Good Ethics is Good Business, Then What’s the Problem?

Travels From:  Wisconsin
City: Milwaukee

Biography

Trust issues, leadership missteps and ethics problems can threaten any organization, impact market value and cause irreversible damage. Frank C. Bucaro helps leaders at the best and most admired companies skillfully navigate the high road to success.

His unique career path from the classroom to the boardroom began a number of years ago when a succession of high profile media reports captured his attention. While still a teacher of moral theology, he became increasingly aware that problems relating to unethical practices in the marketplace seemed to be on the increase.

Believing that ethics and values had the power to increase business success rather than impede it, Frank left teaching and formed a business partnership offering keynotes and seminars. The transition to business owner was nearly seamless with the introduction of his first keynote entitled HOW DO YOU SPELL SUCCESS? E-T-H-I-C-S!

Word spread about his entertaining and humorous approach to the serious subject of ethics and soon large and small organizations, Fortune 500 companies and associations in the USA and Canada were contacting Frank about his programs. His programs are a natural fit with organizations interested in reinforcing their commitment to ethics and values and reducing vulnerability to costly ethics and compliance problems.

He is a business owner and author of the book TRUST ME! Insights Into Ethical Leadership. His articles have been published in a variety of industry publications and in ethics and compliance magazines such as Compliance & Ethics Professional, Corporate Compliance INSIGHTS, ETHISPHERE and Risk & Compliance (UK).

A member of the National Speakers Association, he has earned their designation of CSP which stands for Certified Speaking Professional and he was also presented with NSA’s prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award for excellence and professionalism, an award held by fewer than 220 people worldwide.

A few of the organizations that have invited Frank to speak at their meetings include the Association of Government Accountants, Bayer Healthcare, Canadian Pacific Railway, the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, Global Compliance Client Advisory Council, the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, New York Life, Noble Energy and RE/MAX International.

Presentations

What does it mean to be good company for investors, associates, customers and employees? Like a valuable friendship, it is the organization that people want to associate with, the organization that is successful and strong to the core. Many businesses today are vulnerable to illegal and unethical activities at every organizational level. This humorous and sometimes irreverent presentation will focus on five key areas that illustrate that doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason is not only wise, it is profitable!

Five key areas that will be covered:

1. Reputation— the importance of building and keeping a great reputation.

2. Trust and Loyalty – the basis for rewarding relationships, but easy to take for granted, and much tougher to regain.

3. Having a Moral Compass
– In which direction are you headed?
– Based on what?
– Is that where you want to go?

4. Accountable Leadership
– Not just responsible leadership— but accountable to those you serve.

5. Stewardship
– What we do after we say we believe in the mission statement, the code of conduct, the values statement.

roblems and consequences attributed to poor ethical decisions can arise when ethical behavior is not defined, understood, or demonstrated.

Consistent focus on ethics helps to foster an environment where:

• Ethical behavior is valued.
• Ethical behavior is considered the norm.
• Ethical decisions help to contribute to long-term success.

This program features easy-to-understand definitions of ethics, guidelines for tackling difficult decisions, practical examples, and a generous amount of humor; the result is an upbeat look at a key factor in long-term success.

Taking the High Road: How to Succeed Ethically When Others Bend the Rules. This program is a general ethics presentation for employees organization-wide.

Headlines relating to questionable practices at a number of high profile organizations over the past several years have increased pressure on businesses to reclaim trust. Leaders are increasingly challenged to find ways to deepen trust, foster collaboration, and build customer loyalty.

This program focuses on the unique and powerful role ethical leadership plays in successful organizations today. Covered in this program:

• Types of ethics and which type serves your organization best.
• Eight great leadership habits that enhance an ethical culture.
• Four considerations to keep in mind when faced with a difficult decision.
• How to recognize the “ethics gap” and what to do about it.
• Five leadership virtues that will positively affect your business culture.

An upbeat, humorous and entertaining program that offers a learning experience with practical ideas and techniques to help support and energize leaders!

Areas of expertise

  • Values-Based Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Compliance
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