The Decline of Cutthroat Management Topic of Ethics Breakfast

by Lore McFadden | May 13, 2013

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace will host an ethics breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2013, in the DeSales University Center on the Center Valley campus. This event, titled: ‘Nice Companies Finish First: Collaboration vs. Cutthroat Management” will feature special guest speaker and author Peter Shankman.

Shankman graduated from Boston University and is an author, entrepreneur, and worldwide speaker. He is recognized for his radical new ways of thinking about social media, public relations, marketing, advertising, and customer service. Shankman is vice president and small business evangelist for Vocus, working out of New York City. He is the founder and chief executive officer of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique social media, marketing, and public relations strategy firm located in New York City, with clients across the globe. His blog, which he launched in 1995, both comments on and generates news and conversation.

Shankman is the author of several books including the one being discussed at this breakfast, Why Cutthroat Management is Over - and Collaboration Is In.  He is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and tradeshows worldwide and he sits on the advisory boards of several companies.

Breakfast attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the presenter and engage with others on the topic. Participants will enjoy a buffet breakfast and table discussions based on the keynote address. There will be a book sale and signing following the event. Registration and breakfast is $25 per person or $175 for a table of 8.

Those wishing to attend can register online at (scroll to Ethics icon) or send a check made out to the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace c/o Lore McFadden, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA, 18034. For more information, call the Salesian Center at 610.282.1100, ext. 1244, or email

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace is a partnership institution of the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University on January 1, 2006. The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture was established in 2000 to promote the interaction of faith and culture, in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values.

By its collaboration with the Forum, the Salesian Center is able to extend its mission of social engagement into the corporate world and is able to capitalize on the working relationships that the Forum has already established in the business community. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs. 

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