• 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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    Is the American Dream Becoming a Myth?

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    This morning, NPR provided a stunning report on how the circumstances of children’s birth determine their futures.  In the forthcoming book The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood, researchers from Johns Hopkins University report … 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 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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    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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    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 it ethical to lionize Snowden and Assange?

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    The South by Southwest Interactive Festival, the tech industry’s annual conference, opens in Texas this week.  The program will focus on a predictable list of hot IT topics: online privacy, virtual surveillance, computer watches and the like.  It’ll also feature many … Continue reading

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    Does TV teach tweens to lie?

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    Parenting a tween is an adventure on many levels.  Like it or not, I’m learning about the latest fashions, boy bands, emoticons, and slang.  I’m also observing what kids see on TV and, frankly, it has me worried. Disney and Nickelodeon (under … Continue reading

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    • “This splendid little book not only contains much of practical value (I was personally helped by it), it will encourage the development of such virtues as honesty and humility and that is no small gift.”

      --Rabbi Harold Kushner, author,
      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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