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Friday, May 9, 2014

Ethics is Contagious

By Linda Fisher Thornton
Leading in Context
Originally posted April 16, 2014

Here is an excerpt:

Ethics is catching, and leaders set the tone for the ethics of the organization. What would happen if everyone in the organization followed our lead? Would the organization be more or less ethical?  What kind of ethics are people catching as they work in our organization?

10 Reasons Why Ethics is Contagious:

1. We are social creatures.
2. People tend to “follow the leader.”
3. If their leader is unethical, people may be less likely to report ethical problems.

The entire article.