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Exploring Management, Third Edition by John R. Schermerhorn, Jr.

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“How do you excuse betraying thousands,” said Bernard Madoff when sentenced to 150 years in jail for a multi-billion dollar financial fraud.

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Ethics and Social Responsibility: Character Doesn't Stay Home When We Go to Work

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YOUR CHAPTER 3 TAKEAWAYS

  1. Understand how ethics and ethical behavior play out in the workplace.
  2. Know how to maintain high standards of ethical conduct.
  3. Identify when organizations are and are not acting in socially responsible ways.

Individual Character and The Blind Side

In The Blind Side, Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, a strong-willed southern woman. She reaches out to help an African-American high school student with no stable home, a history of academic underachievement, and raw athletic talent.

The movie is based on real-life events. It shows how Tuohy first met Michael Oher on a cold, rainy night following a school play. The story quickly moves to the point where she persuaded her family to take him in and eventually become his legal guardians.

Oher thrives with Tuohy and her family, going on to become a standout high school and college football player. He was eventually picked in the first round of the National Football League draft by the Baltimore Ravens.

What Leigh Anne Tuohy showed in terms of individual ...

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