The right thing : conscience, profit and personal responsibility in today's business
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- ISBN: 9781904298977 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 1904298974 (pbk.)
156 p. ; 20 cm.
- Publisher: London : Spiro Press ; Rollinsford, NH : Spiro Press USA, 2003.
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|General Note:||"From the monthly column on business ethics in The New York Times"--Cover.|
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction -- pt. 1. Ethics policies and life in the corporation -- 1. Do stock options buy silence? -- 2. The values statement vs. corporate reality -- 3. A company credo, as applied or not -- 4. The ethics policy : mind-set over matter -- 5. In ethics, it's the thought that counts -- 6. Between consenting co-workers -- 7. Regulating religious life in the office -- 8. Playing it the company way, after hours -- 9. Giving advice through rose-colored stock options -- 10. An ethics code can't replace a backbone -- pt. 2. Hiring -- 11. An offer you can't refuse. Well, maybe -- 12. When fear of firing deters hiring -- 13. Too much ado about giving references -- 14. In downsizing, loyalty is a two-way street -- 15. As layoffs loom, loyalties are divided -- 16. In dismissals, silence has its perils -- 17. A boss saved them. Should they save him? -- 18. When the boss is a stealth bomber -- 19. When the boss tumbles -- 20. Bosses beware when bending the truth -- 21. Saving a life but crossing the line -- pt. 4. Privacy -- 22. As office snooping grows, who watches the watchers? -- 23. Who is minding your own business? -- 24. You've got mail. You're being watched -- pt. 5. Lying, cheating and stealing -- 25. When the truth takes a stretching class -- 26. Lies can have a (long) life of their own -- 27. When bribery is lost in translation -- 28. Telling the truth, or at least most of it -- 29. Big theft, small theft : is there a difference? -- 30. Payroll tax, temptation and trouble -- 31. Boundaries to stealing all those bright ideas -- 32. Storytelling only works if tales are true -- pt. 6. Leading by example -- 33. A blame game hurts both Ford and Firestone -- 34. When good ethics aren't good business -- 35. When to go along, and when to walk away -- 36. Bad behavior can be perfectly ethical -- 37. Survivor's skills work on an island, but how about in the office? -- 38. Throwing a beanball in business -- 39. A safer world for corporate mea culpas -- 40. How to get a company's attention on women's pay -- 41. To blow the whistle, drop the mask -- 42. The "me, too" mind-set of disaster aid -- 43. Follow the heart, or toe the line? -- 44. In bad times, it's easier to blame -- 45. Managing danger responsibly : how much do you tell? -- 46. Corporate values trickle down from the top -- Bibliography/further reading -- Other sources of information on business ethics.
|Summary, etc.:||Ethics policies and life in the corporation with an emphasis on hiring, bosses, privacy, lying, cheating and stealing, and leading by example.|
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