Frank Bucaro

Frank Bucaro

Promoting Ethics and Values for Long Term Success
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THE TRUST PUZZLE: How to Keep Your Company on the Ethical High Road
Trust issues, leadership missteps, and ethics issues can threaten any organization, impact market value and cause irreversible damage. This program focuses on the critical role of ethical behavior for those in leadership positions and will assist leaders, and their organizations navigate the high road to success.

Program highlights:

  • The difference between positive and negative ethics and the workplace impact of each
  • Moral awareness—a critical dynamic for building company trust
  • Leadership virtues that are necessary to keep the company culture values-based and principle driven
  • Two factors to consider in making business decisions, and why
  • Techniques that are different but compatible when it comes to learning approaches to compliance and ethics

    Does it seem that media reports of companies or individuals being fined, or accusations of unethical or even illegal behavior seem to be just about a daily occurrence? We may also find ourselves asking “how” or “why” ethics problems are still an issue with so many organizations touting their ethical culture.

    Most folks would agree that ethical business practices are desirable and good for business. So what is the problem? This program will explore five challenges that can threaten the good name and reputation of any organization and will offer tools to help keep the focus on solid values while continuing to travel the high road to success.

    Program highlights:
  • The need to understand the difference between compliance and ethics and the impact on the workplace.
  • Moral awareness: what it is and how crucial to creating an environment of trust.
  • “Shades of gray” ethical thinking: Insights into the need for applied ethics for business clarity.
  • The death of bland training: True education only happens when learning links up to people’s behavior. Everything else is bland and of little use.
  • The leadership quagmire: What are the ethics issues that stymie leaders and how to resolve them
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    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 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 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.

    A few of the organizations that have invited Frank to speak at their meetings include the Association of Government Accountants, Canadian Pacific Railway, CMS Energy, the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, Fiserv Insurance Solutions, Global Compliance Client Advisory Council, the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, Million Dollar Round Table, New York Life, Noble Energy, RE/MAX International, Southern Illinois Healthcare and UCB.

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    "Frank is like a 120 Watt bulb. He's full of energy and brightens every room he enters. Most importantly, he sheds light on those dark corners in business and shows the way to doing good business by simply doing good. Frank's talk made our event a great success!"
    --ENMAX Corporation

    "Your presentation on ethical leadership was outstanding and highly relevant. The standing ovation you received says it all. Thanks for being such a memorable asset to our meeting."
    --American College of Dentists

    "Thank you so much for being our closing speaker. You were terrific as usual! You're always good and as always,(along with my own page of notes from your talk) I heard many wonderful things about your presentation as we were wrapping things up. Thank you for helping us focus on what is important and for providing the tools to spread the message.”
    --Illinois Movers and Warehousemen's Association

    "Your presentation to our Board of Directors and staff was absolutely outstanding! Your personal perspective and unique sense of humor provided each of us with an incomparable learning experience. By far the best presenter we've ever had!"
    --American Payroll Association

    "Frank’s practical approach to framing the opportunities for dialogue leads to a meaningful exchange of ideas and the awareness of the challenges to not just deal with ethical concerns as they may arise…but more importantly in the “gold time management period” before the issue even has a chance to arise, thereby setting a newer bar for performance."
    --St. Joseph Health System