6THE COURAGE TO TAKE MORAL ACTION

MOST ACTIVITIES WE ENGAGE IN fall well within the boundaries of what we consider to be morally right. But sometimes we perceive that boundary being approached or crossed. These ethical junctures require us to examine and clarify our own values and wrestle with the tension between what we feel is right and what opportunities exist for personal gain or loss. We find ourselves face to face with our wonderful and burdensome capacity for free will. The choices we make will define or redefine our character and perhaps our reputation.

In organizational life, this activity is made more complex. Not only do we need to wrestle with these questions in terms of our own choices and behaviors, but we sometimes encounter situations ...

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