Ethikos Editor’s Weekly Picks: Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices


Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Ron Carucci for Harvard Business Review:
Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. Read more

Ethical Leadership is a “Fear Free” Zone

Linda Fisher Thornton on LInkedIn:
Fear is insidious. It changes how we see the world and how we treat others. Here are 5 important reasons why fear has no place in our workplaces, our families or our communities. Read more

The Truth about Liars and Lying

Eve Ash for Smart Company:
I am currently working on two major film projects that share a key aspect: someone has lied. So I have been exploring why people lie and the impact of their lies on those close to them. Read more

Managing Conflict

Sal Mistry, PhD for Texas CEO Magazine:
According to the late expert Richard Hackman, only 25 percent of teams utilize effective processes such as coordination and communication, and nearly 60 to 70 percent fail to achieve their objectives in any given project or situation. The culprit? Team members consistently point to internal conflict. Read more

13 Powerful Psychological Forces That Make You Do Bad Things

Travis Bradberry for Forbes:
When it comes to sketchy behavior, good people don’t tend to go right off the deep end like Bernie Madoff or Kenneth Lay. Rather, the mind plays tricks on them, pushing them down the slippery slope of questionable behavior. Read more

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