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Fine Tuning Business Ethics

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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 follow those who have determined exactly what ordinary should be. What if they are wrong? I doubt that there were… Read More »Fine Tuning Business Ethics

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 preparation for living a virtuous life. Basically, the bad guys would not be bad if they had an awareness of… Read More »Why There Is Business Ethics

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

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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 on the topic to give an updated perspective. In fact I was shocked at how much of a thread about… Read More »Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Ethics: Week 2

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 sometimes a pathway to the truth. Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr said, “I think there ought to be a club in which… Read More »Cynicism Is Also a Basis for Ethics

Job Search Ethics

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A number of articles on this site have addressed the polar opposites of the job seeker and the recruiter. Both are individuals and both have a system of ethics that is based on their personal perspectives as well as sharing a common perspective of the world in which they live. It is very easy to pigeonhole these topics into dual ethical perspectives when the answer to resolving the conflict is to operate from the same… Read More »Job Search Ethics


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