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The Compromise Trap by Elizabeth Doty, Art Kleiner

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12It’s Bigger Than a Game

As a leader, my actions are amplified,” said Eric, the director of software engineering for a midsized public company, whom we met in chapter 11:

There is a chain of impact from how I treat myself, to how that affects my team, the organization, the customer, and even society. Working in institutions as powerful as corporations, all our actions are amplified out into the world—even if we are not at the very top. We have a huge impact; the way business operates is shaping society these days.

That’s why I said the spirit of honesty goes far beyond not lying—it means acting on full awareness. And that’s why the golden rule is Be interested. I need to care how the products we create are being marketed. I need to pay attention ...

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