Cynthia Schoeman

MD at Ethics Monitoring & Management Services
Location:South Africa


Cynthia Schoeman is the MD of Ethics Monitoring & Management Services. She has developed a web-based survey, The Ethics Monitor (, which is a practical tool to help organisations measure, monitor and proactively manage their ethics. Cynthia offers customised consulting, workshops and training to improve ethics in organisations and addresses how values and ethics can make positive business sense. Contact her on tel +27 (0)11 447 7661 or email .
Cricket SA needs an ethical makeover

Cricket, as the supposed "game of gentlemen", has revealed anything but gentlemanly behaviour. The incidences of unethical behaviour stretch from Hansie Cronje to jailed Pakistani cricketers, to the current Cricket South African (CSA) bonus scandal.

By Cynthia Schoeman 12 Dec 2011

Accountability moves sideways in the public sector

The normal range of career moves is up, sideways or out. Up should reflect success and follow on the employee making a positive contribution. Sideways can be a positive move when it is used to broaden an employee's experience. However, sideways mostly indicates that the employee is not contributing and that the organisation's leadership lacks the courage to take decisive action.

By Cynthia Schoeman 28 Oct 2011

The costs of bribery and corruption

Bribery and corruption continue to occupy a dominant position in our press and our society. This ranges from apparently petty bribes to traffic officials to significant amounts paid as "commissions" for securing tenders. While the amount may differ - whether R100 or R1 million - the nature of the action is not different. It all amounts to bribery and corruption.

By Cynthia Schoeman 29 Sep 2011

News of the World: the cost of ethical failure

The scandal arising from the News of the World (NoW) phone-hacking has continued to escalate. So, too, has the reaction, with Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister, commenting that its publisher News International has "descended from the gutter to the sewer".

By Cynthia Schoeman 27 Jul 2011

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