• Lauren Bloom is an interfaith minister and attorney who focuses on professional and personal integrity. Her career has been devoted to helping business professionals earn and maintain the trust of their clients, cutomers, colleagues and associates. An internationally-recognized expert on business and professional ethics, Lauren has appeared as a keynote speaker across North America and in Europe.

    Lauren lives in Springfield, Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.

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    Why’ve we got to be so crude?

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    When I blog, whether about ethics or angels, I usually try to keep it non-political. Yes, I live near Washington, D.C.,  where politics are as essential to the atmosphere as oxygen. And yes, I’m an attorney, which means that I … Continue reading

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    Art of the Apology Is Up On Beliefnet

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    It’s always great when circumstances provide me with opportunities to combine my legal work with my ministry.  Consequently, I was absolutely thrilled when Beliefnet.com, one of the largest and most eclectic spiritual websites on the Internet, agreed to publish an … Continue reading

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    Art of the Apology Takes Gold!

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    Just imagine my delight when Art of the Apology won the “Self-Help” category in this year’s International Book Awards! Art of the Apology joins a list of wonderful books in over eighty categories from a wide array of publishers worldwide.  … Continue reading

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    Art of the Apology Is A Winner!

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    It’s been a marvelous time to be author of Art of the Apology: How, When and Why to Give and Accept Apologies.  I’m honored that the kind folks at the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards awarded my book a Silver prize … Continue reading

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    The Three Things Donald Sterling Got Right

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    It’s always exciting when a major news outlet actually wants to know what I think about something.  So you can imagine how thrilled I was when CNN requested my take on Donald Sterling’s interview.  Sad to say, I continue to … Continue reading

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    From Donald Sterling, “I’m Sorry” Was Too Little, Too Late

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    It’s hard to imagine how Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, could have disgraced himself any more deeply after recordings of appallingly racist remarks he made in a conversation with a friend came to light.  There’s unpleasant, … Continue reading

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    It’s Passover – can we finally stop fighting?

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    Today, April 15, 2014, is a day of great consequence for many reasons.  It’s the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, a horrific event that killed three people and wounded over 260 more.  It’s the day after Frazier Glenn … Continue reading

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    Pope Francis’ Apology – A Great Beginning

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    When I write about public apologies, all too often it’s to comment on what went wrong.  So many public apologies fall short of the mark! People equivocate, they make excuses, they point fingers or hide behind legalese … It can be very discouraging … Continue reading

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    What the heck is going on at GM?

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    The new CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, is having a difficult week.  Congress has taken an interest in the alleged ignition switch problems in GM cars that reportedly have been linked to over thirty accidents and thirteen deaths.  Ms. … Continue reading

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    Got an apology question? Ask me anything!

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    This afternoon is going to be a bit of an experiment for me.  At 4:00 PM Eastern, I’ll be doing my very first AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit.com. With all the apologies in the news of late, it seemed like … Continue reading

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      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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