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Bio

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

His unique career path from the classroom to the board room began a number of years ago when a succession high profile media reports captured his attention. While still an instructor 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. Participants continue to be inspired by Frank’s high content, humorous and practical programs which serve as encouraging reminders of the power of ethics and values-based leadership. 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 The Trust Puzzle: How to Keep Your Company on the Ethical High Road. 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, and ETHISPHERE.

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.

Frank’s Programs

The Missing Piece of the Leadership Puzzle - Intergenerational Trust!

This transformational program takes a holistic approach to values development between the five generations that are in the workplace today! A work environment with five different perceptions of compatibility, purpose,
cooperation, motivation, work styles, and values, can create an environment of distrust, incompatibility, misunderstanding and inefficiency.

This program will challenge both perceptions about differing generations and participants’ self-awareness within their own generation. Thereby creating a values commonality by which each can appreciate each other’s experience and share the necessary tools to create a productive work environment grounded in trust.

The goal is strengthening the connection between a talented and diverse workforce and the foundational tenets of a company’s unique culture.

If you’re looking for an interactive, insightful, practical and enjoyable program on intergenerational trust and the positive impact it can have in the workplace and your bottom line, look no further.

Trust Me! Insights into Ethical Leadership

Headlines about wrong doing at a number of high profile organizations over the past several years have increased the pressure on business leaders to reclaim trust. Leaders are increasingly challenged to find ways to deepen trust, foster collaboration, and build customer loyalty.

This program will focus on the unique and powerful role ethical leadership plays in successful organizations today.

Covered in this program:

  • The types of ethics and which will serve 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.

In an upbeat, humorous and entertaining format, this program offers practical ideas and techniques to help foster, support and energize ethical leadership.

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

It seems that media reports of companies being fined, or accusations of unethical or illegal behavior, are just about a daily feature in news reports. We may even find ourselves asking “how” and “why” this could still be happening with so many organizations focusing on “doing the right thing” and touting a strong ethical culture.

Most folks would agree that solid ethical business practices are desirable, good and necessary for business. This program will explore the five challenges that threaten the reputation of an organization, and will present solutions to keep the focus on solid values and staying on the ethical high road.

The focus will be on:

       1. Compliance is not ethics and ethics is not compliance.
       2. The Lack of Moral Awareness.
       3. “Shades of Gray” ethical thinking.
       4. The Death of Bland Training.
       5. The Leadership Quagmire.
TAKING THE HIGH ROAD: How to succeed ethically when others bend the rules!

In the marketplace today good and bad news about an organization can go viral at record speed. As headline grabbing examples over the past few years illustrate, a good reputation, built over decades, can be vulnerable to the actions of one department, division or even one rogue employee. Organizations that regularly reinforce their commitment to ethics and values help to set their people up for success and reduce their own vulnerability to costly ethics and compliance problems.

Frank Bucaro’s keynotes and workshops on ethics and values based leadership feature practical examples, humorous stories, and easy to implement ideas. Working with organizations to support their ethical culture, Frank’s program reminds participants that TAKING THE HIGH ROAD is the surest and best path to success and profitability.

Five key areas that will be covered:

       1. Reputation: Is the one you have the one you want?
       2. Trust and Loyalty: Which comes first?
       3. Having a Moral Compass: How do you know where you’re going without it?
       4. Accountable Leadership:  Accountable to who, why and who says so?
       5. Stewardship: What you do after you say you believe.