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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

The Ethics of a Candidate Experience

This is condensed from an earlier post “The Candidate Experience – Part 2: People Interacting with People” from May 30, 2012. It was edited to tie in with the series on business ethics because in justifying our relationships with job seekers it becomes a matter of just doing the right thing when it is not required. A quote from former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a… Read More »The Ethics of a Candidate Experience

The Ethics of Trust

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This was originally posted on April 2, 2013 titled “Creating an Environment of Trust” and has been edited for inclusion in the series on business ethics. Trust and ethics are not the same, but are linked together as to be inseparable. Science fiction writer Robert Heinlein said “I don’t trust a man who talks about ethics when he is picking my pocket. But if he is acting in his own self-interest and says so, I… Read More »The Ethics of Trust

The Ethics of Diversity and Occlusion

This was originally published on March 20, 2013 as “Diversity and Occlusion” as a continuing dialog on diversity as an ethical position for company management. Being more of a legal than a moral issue in most instances, there is a search for new grounds to measure these ethics. According to Ayn Rand, “Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics – a rational ethics – as a precondition of rebirth.” No, that… Read More »The Ethics of Diversity and Occlusion


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