Tragedies in Life

“The tragedies of this world do not reflect God’s Will. They result from the laws of nature and from the misuse of our human freedom.God does not send tragedy!He sends the strength to cope with tragedy and He sends us friends to assure us that we do not grieve or cry alone.” Rabbi Harold Kushner…

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A lesson in moral leadership

Socrates and Plato, both taught that knowledge and virtue are one in this these ways:• If one knows what is right, then one will do what is right.• Virtue is a kind of knowledge in that they are deeply ingrained habits that guide one’s action.• The goal of the moral life is to cultivate the…

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What would you do?

As a police commissioner once said when he turned down the twentieth bribe offer he had received that day, “Ethics ain’t easy!” All of us are faced by those moments when doing what’s right is very different from doing what’s easy or what would be the most profitable. That’s one of the reasons for a…

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Steps to making an ethical decision

We all make decisions constantly. We decide what to wear, what to eat, whether to answer the phone, which route to take to work, and so on. We’re used to making decisions. But the really tough decisions are those where there’s right and wrong on both sides, or where our decisions may cause pain to…

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Ethics for Salespeople

Who is the main connection between the company and the customer? The salesperson! A company’s ethics and integrity is based on the relationship between the salesperson and the customer. If you’re in sales, you’re the most important person in the company as far as your customers are concerned. You, most of all, have to “walk…

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Ethics and the Generations in the workplace.

Generational Ethics – By: BISS ‘Boomer’ Rick cannot perceive why ‘Gen Xer’ Jim cannot seem to get to work on time. ‘Millennial’ Stacy will not seem to understand why ‘Traditionalist’ Fred has worked at this company for 40 years although, clearly, he is unhappy.Statistics tell us that there are four generations in our workforce today.…

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Ethical reflections

How do we analyze the rightness or wrongness in a situation? In his book, Working Ethics, Marvin Brown offers four questions of ethical reflection. Whenever you find yourself in an ambiguous situation, use these questions to help you get clear. 1. What should I do?All practical considerations aside, what should you and your company do…

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What about your Conscience?

Do you remember the Disney movie classic, Pinocchio? In that movie Jiminy Cricket served as Pinocchio’s conscience. He was always around to remind Pinocchio about the right thing to do. Sometimes Pinocchio ignored him, sometimes he listened to him; but Jiminy Cricket stayed by Pinocchio’s side no matter what. Wouldn’t it be nice to have…

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