From what I am finding, it seems to be a basic tenet of management or even coaching.
What you permit, you promote.
What you allow, you encourage.
What you condone, you own.
Aside from that, I'm seeing that this person has become associated with it:
Michael Josephson (ethicist)
http://www.gannett.com/go/newswatch/200 ... 0702-1.htm