The Power of Ethics: The Thoughtful Leader's Model for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

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Snapshot, reviewers' comments: Organizations and individuals that behave ethically enjoy a commanding and enduring lead in achieving success ...This book should be mandatory reading for every corporate officer and employee...a practical application of real-world experience...a valuable addition to the ethics discussion. Excerpt: Ethics--or its lack-- sticks its multi-faceted nose into just about every inter-personal activity, or it could and should. But, unfortunately, not everyone understands and practices this truism, and all too few of the folks who lead our institutions are aware of the need for ethics and have made ethical practices an integral part of their everyday activities, although we daresay that most or all say that they do, which of course is lying and, obviously, unethical. So, if ethical behavior is widely thought to be needed and is beneficial to individuals and institutions, why doesn't everyone practice it all the time? The answer is deceptively simple: too many people, unfortunately and to their own detriment, are unaware, aka ignorant, of the need for or positive consequences of ethical behavior. On the other side of that same coin, too many people, unfortunately and to their own detriment, are blissfully unaware of the negative consequences of unethical behavior, blinded as they could be by selfishness, greed, and the need for control over others. The operative words are unfortunately and to their own detriment.

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Pete Geissler is a professional writer of business and technical knowledge, and a former adjunct professor of Advanced Professional and Technical Writing at Carnegie Mellon University and Senior Lecturer in Writing at The Graduate School of Environmental Science and Management, Duquesne University. Other books he has authored include The Power of Being Articulate, The Power of Writing Well, The Power of Dignity, and Divorce can be Such Sweet Sorrow. For more: www.TheExpressivePress.com. Email: geissler@earthlink.net Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/pete-geissler/20/783/b52 Bill O'Rourke culminated his long career at Alcoa as the Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability reporting to the CEO. In addition to his three-year assignment as President of Alcoa-Russia, Bill held increasingly responsible positions in law, environmental affairs, health & safety, procurement, information technology, auditing, and global business services. He was the Executive Director of the Beard Institute (which focuses on ethics, sustainability and responsible financial management), a part of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. He now sits on the Board of Directors of Alcoa Foundation and Sustainable Pittsburgh, and is a Fellow in Ethics at the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University. Bill lectures and hosts workshops on ethics and leadership at a number of universities and other organizations throughout North America.

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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 208 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.5in.Ethics--described briefly as the norms by which acceptable and unacceptable behaviors are measured--has been the concern, and perhaps the great dilemma, of sentient humans since Socrates subjected it to philosophical inquiry almost 2500 years ago. Socrates believed, without universal acceptance, that the most pertinent issues people must deal with are related to how we live our lives, what actions are and are not righteous, and how people should live together peacefully and harmoniously. A vast parade of philosophers, religious leaders, politicians, professors, and self-help gurus have followed Socrates lead through the ensuing centuries; its a popular and enduring subject, perhaps because it is so complex, intriguing, and pervasive in every facet of our lives. Today, in 2015, ethics dominates our news in the form of anti-ethics. The headlines in newspapers and the lead stories on TV, radio, and Internet news are typically about such abhorrent behavior as lying, stealing, revenge, convictions for corruption, gratuitous murder, and misuse of public or other peoples funds for personal gain. Readers, viewers, and listeners can hardly be faulted for thinking that we live in a corrupt society, exactly what Socrates and others did not want or envision. Perhaps the anti-ethical stance of the media is the most anti-ethical part of our society. Nevertheless, the battle for a more ethical society rages unchecked and unabated; one needs only to examine the dozens of books with ethics in their titles on sale at Amazon or Barnes and Noble, including this one and those that are listed in APPENDIX G. I daresay that the authors, including the two who created this book, hope that their words and thoughts will help move us toward a more civil society. The authors are both optimistic and pessimistic: optimistic in that they see considerable interest and renewed vigor in teaching ethical behavior in our business and professional colleges; pessimistic in that they do not see our popular media either willing or able to change from reporting unethical to reporting ethical behaviors, from reporting tears and fears to reporting smiles and hopes. Readers of this book can help. As pointed out in the prologue, all of us can be ethical ambassadors, all of us can be ethical role models: perhaps doing so is our most ethical obligation. Regardless, its a start. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781511834353

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