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Published:December 8th, 2009 17:49 EST

Judyth Piazza chats with Bob Stone, Author of The Ethics Challenge: Strengthening Your Integrity in a Greedy World

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Bob Stone teaches business ethics at the University of Redlands, and is a member of the governing council and faculty of the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach. During a 30-year career as a civil servant he started a quality revolution at the Pentagon, and later at the White House led the campaign to reinvent the U.S. government. 

He and his partner, Mick Ukleja, have just finished a new book, The Ethics Challenge: Strengthening Your Integrity in a Greedy World. ( It`s been praised by Ken Blanchard, Tom Peters, Robert Eckert (Mattel CEO), George Deukmejian, and Philip Howard.

His first book, Confessions of a Civil Servant: Lessons in Changing America`s Government and Military, was called by Tom Peters, "maybe the best text ever on large-scale organization change.  Anywhere."  It`s been praised by leaders from the White House (senior aides to Presidents G.H.W.Bush and Clinton), the military (chiefs of the Army and Air Force, Secretary of the Navy), and the private sector (chairmen of Motorola, Harley Davidson, and TRW). 

The book is being used as a textbook at Harvard`s Kennedy School, USC, Texas`s LBJ School, SUNY-Albany, Washington State, and Montana.

He`s taught graduate students and undergrads at over twenty universities, and government executives all over the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.  The audiences love the seminars or workshops because he gives an entertaining picture of how large organizations really work, and how they can be made to work better and more ethically.  His message is as applicable to business as it is to government. 

Bob especially loves to connect with college students who are considering a career in public service.

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