it comes to ethics, values, having a moral compass or moral awareness with some people. Daily accounts of executives doing things against the law and that are unethical come from well educated, highly regarded leaders, C-suite execs, etc.
A question here is what is it that “tempts” those whose companies are fined millions/billions of dollars to act this way? What influence is all their advanced education in making decisions like these?
Logic tends to lean to the conclusion that the more education one has, the more degrees one has, the better the decision making processes due to the fact that these are the people that generally, hold C-suite positions. Does ethics have anything to do with how much education one has? It should, shouldn’t it?
I wonder with all that education was there any education on emotional self control? What role do emotional self control play in advanced education? Isn’t greed emotion based? Isn’t power for some, an aphrodisiac that fuels emotions?
Despite all the training, education, mentoring, etc,some of the most well education leaders still choose to make illegal and unethical decisions that affect many people. Isn’t that what was a leading cause of the great recession? Greed and misuse of power by well educated people.
It seems one can “work” the law and not break it, but are truly unethical and get away with it.