Here we go again with still another industry rocked by scandal. Now it’s baseball with the steroid controversy.
It is becoming more apparent to me, that now matter what the industry or business, (i.e. the office romance with a subordinate of the married, non-profit organization president, the subprime mortgage scandal, and now major league baseball) that being ethical is like being pregnant. Either you are or you are not! A person cannot be ethical in one area of your life and unethical in another area of your life and still be considered upright, conscientious, above board, and/or of solid character.
What happened to principles, character, business ethics, morals, integrity and values? Some people continue to think that “no one will know”, “who will care,” or “what are the odds of something going wrong?” Well, there is a law of the universe that says, what goes around, comes around. No matter what, it will come around.
Well “it” is certainly going around and coming back around in almost every industry! Who is paying the price today? Who will pay the price tomorrow?