• 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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    Generosity Is Its Own Gift

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    Yesterday, I had the incredible pleasure of giving away 75 signed copies of Dancing at Angel Abbey. The giveaway took place at Hay House’s I Can Do It! conference in Philadelphia, a three-day event featuring some of the brightest minds in … Continue reading

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    People > Profits? You bet!

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    Workers in Pennsylvania made headlines last week when they walked out of a Chipotle restaurant near Penn State.  They left a sign on the door blaming “borderline sweatshop conditions” for their decision to leave and featuring the phrase “People>Profits.”  The sign … Continue reading

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    Would your employees strike to keep you?

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    Employees of the Market Basket supermarket chain in Massachusetts captured international attention when they went on strike to demand the return of the company’s CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas.  According to news reports, Mr. Demoulas, a generous soul who insisted on … 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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    Great ethics prevent lawsuits

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    It was fun for me to contribute to a recent article on LawCrossing.com titled, “Top Questions Clients Should Ask Attorneys But Don’t.”  Several contributors focused on the questions a client should ask an attorney before committing to hire them about qualifications, … 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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    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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    GM CEO’s Apology Is a Great First Step

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    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has faced an uphill battle this week as she’s sought to apologize for her company’s past misdeeds.  According to news reports, GM will recall another 1.5 million vehicles, added to the 3.1 million already … Continue reading

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    Is BP Better than Exxon? Maybe…

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    Got a call yesterday from one of those telephone survey companies with scads of questions about the oil industry in general and BP in particular.  According to news reports, BP has agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement with the Justice … Continue reading

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      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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