Practical Ethics for Honest People

Ethical Decision Making in Today's Workplace | taught by Michael Wade
  • 4 Quizzes
  • 13 Texts
  • 1.0 hr

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Course description

If ethical decision making were simply a matter of Right versus Wrong, it would be easy. [Hint: Choose "Right."] The challenge, however, is when you are faced with choosing between two Rights. That challenge can be accelerated when you don't have a few days to decide but must decide within hours or even seconds.

Practical Ethics for Honest People shows how to resolve the tough ethical challenges that at best can ruin your sleep and at worst can put you on the front page of the newspaper or thrown you to the wolves of social media.

Aside from the preventive aspects of ethical decision-making, there is a positive aspect. A good grasp of ethical decision-making can make you a better and more confident "you." In these days of rush, rush and achieve, achieve, iot is more important than ever to lead by example and foster an atmosphere of trust.

Here is what you will learn:

  • Why we may be reluctant even to raise ethical questions.
  • Why being ethical may require courage and risk.
  • Some traditional ethical decision-making guidelines (and why they may have limitations).
  • The danger of non-judgmentalism.
  • Why legal compliance is insufficient.
  • The common rationalizations for unethical behavior.
  • The key ethical values.
  • An ethical decision-making framework for your professional and personal life.
  • How organizations may unknowingly encourage unethical behavior.
  • How to talk to people about ethics.
  • What to do when Honesty collides with Caring and you only have seconds to respond.

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Michael Wade
Michael Wade
A Highly Experienced Instructor

Michael Wade, a partner with Sanders Wade Rodarte Consulting Inc., knows the challenges faced by individuals at all levels of the workplace. He has been helping organizations with sensitive management issues for over 30 years and continues to coach executives, managers, and employees on how they can get from "very good" to "extraordinary." He has advised corporate executives, police and fire chiefs, city managers, Army generals, professional basketball players, and entry-level employees.

Michael is an insightful, often humorous, and lively instructor who has conducted management workshops in 48 states and Puerto Rico. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law and is the author of five books: The Bitter Issue: The Right to Work Law in Arizona; Leadership's Adversary: Winning the War between Leadership and Management; How to Make Presentations to Councils and Boards; All I Said Was: What Every Supervisor, Employee, and Team Should Know to Avoid Insults, Lawsuits, and the Six O'Clock News; and EEO Management: How to Advance Equal Opportunity without Using Quotas or Singing Kumbaya.

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