Ethics and Trust is Not a “One and Done” Activity, says Best Buy Chief of Ethics

Ethics is something that needs to continuously nurtured, invited and discussed says Kathleen Edmond, Chief of Ethics for Best Buy and speaker at the Maguire Center’s Ethics, Trust & Transparency conference.

In an interview, Edmond said “One of the things that is imperative is we have to listen and invite the conversation” of ethics, trust and transparency in the business setting.

When asked what was the one thing she wanted the audience at Wednesday’s conference to take away, she said “There’s also a piece about being a person that is approachable, even if you feel like you don’t want to hear it or it’s difficult.” Edmond then added that you must quiet yourself or have the person come to you in a time where you can hear. People will try to bring things forward and if you are not receptive, you are shutting it out, just as if you heard it and did not do anything about it.

The Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility will host the Ethics, Trust & Transparency conference on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in the Jim Collins Conference Center on Southern Methodist University’s Dallas campus. Registration to attend the conference is open to the public. For more information and to register online, click here or copy and paste this URL in your web browser.

http://www.smu.edu/Provost/Ethics/NewsRoom/Events/EthicsTrustTransparency.aspx

The entire conference will be video streamed on the Maguire Center’s website athttp://www.smu.edu/Provost/Ethics.aspx beginning at 8:20 am Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

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