Category: Ethics

Jul 18

When is a job not a job?

“If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” – George Bernard Shaw Recently I acted on emotions rather than logic because of a hard lesson that was taught to me years ago. Last week I publicly confronted a job spammer on LinkedIn. I should have …

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Oct 30

Fine Tuning Business Ethics

A popular concept in science fiction is to consider a parallel universe where cultural norms are reversed. There are an infinite number of possible situations that would make travel to one of these dimensions enlightening or humorous… or both. Daily life in our universe is never seen to be out of the ordinary because we …

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Oct 28

Why There Is Business Ethics

Once upon a time [about 2500 years ago] in a land far away [Greece, to be exact] philosophers began to consider pure virtue as the moral descriptor in determining ethical behavior. Socrates urged teachers, pupils, and ordinary people to turn inward and reflect on the human experience. Knowledge of self was the prerequisite course in …

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Oct 26

Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Ethics: Week 2

Week 1 of the series on Ethics was basically editing previous articles and adapting them for the series. This week was not just more of the same, even though there were five (or more) posts that were the foundation for the new week. This time editing involved matching those items previously addressed with current research …

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Oct 25

Cynicism Is Also a Basis for Ethics

This article originally was posted on May 10, 2013 under the title “Corralling, Conquering, and Cultivating Cynicism.” To say that this was edited for the series on ethics would be too kind… it has been butchered, disassembled, and put back together again. Cynicism is one of the basic foundations of how we think and is …

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