It’s been said in many ways: “Ethics is easier said than done.”, “If it was always easy or advantageous to be ethical,
Ethics are about the ought, not the is. Ethics are not about the way things are, but about the way they should be. – Michael Josephson. – Ethics are
-When it comes to our self-perception of our ethics, most of us have delusions of grandeur. – Think of the most ethical person you know. Do a lot of people come to mind or only a few? Are you having trouble thinking of anyone? If I asked that question of the people who know you well, how many would name …
I believe in setting goals. I also believe in changing goals. As a fourth grader, I was a guest on the TV show Kids Say the Darndest Things and I said, “I want to be a lawyer because my mother says I talk so much I might as well get paid for it.”
It’s in the news all the time – kids are cheating in school in new ways and at unprecedented rates. One of the reasons is the way schools and parents deal with or ignore the underlying issues of integrity and character. For instance, to discourage kids from cheating, adults commonly say, “You’re only cheating yourself.”
Most Americans say they’re religious and their beliefs are important to their lives, yet I’m astonished at how many seem to ignore their religion’s moral expectations and
While I believe that good things tend to happen to people who consistently choose the high road, the correlation between ethics and success is a loose one at best. Thus, it’s pretty hard to sincerely promote ethics by appeals to self-interest.
Ethics are about the ought, not the is. Ethics are not about the way things are, but about the way they should be.
A survey of the 2016 graduating class at Harvard revealed that 21 percent of seniors admitted to cheating during their time at Harvard. More than 90 percent said they did so on a problem set or regular homework assignment, while 23 percent said they did so during an in-class exam.
BE HONEST even if it costs more than you want to pay. TREAT PEOPLE WITH RESPECT even if they don’t seem to deserve it.
Most corporate compliance programs consist of cursory, general and uninspiring training, a place to ask questions and a staff to monitor adherence to laws. These programs are important to assure that employees have knowledge of the laws so they don’t carelessly or inadvertently break them, but they almost never deal effectively with intentional violations committed either for what is thought …