The integrity advantage (Guest commentary)

The business benefits of ethics, trust and taking the high road
By Adrian Gostick and Dana Telford
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/19/2006

A few years ago, in the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, distinguished business guru Warren Buffett delivered a thought-provoking, often irreverent speech to the newest generation of MBAs. When he opened the floor, one question came from a student near the front.

“Mr. Buffett,” she asked simply, “How do you make hiring decisions?”

A snicker ran through the audience. But Buffett didn’t pause, he had been asked that question many times before.