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Why Do We Misbehave?

Misbehaving can be a great source of fun, pain-shame-guilt-blame, or both. Most of us know the right thing to do. In one of my favorite movie scenes from Four Rooms, Antonio Banderas says to his kids, “Don’t Misbehave!” Clearly, the kids immediately devote themselves to misbehaving. Misbehavior So, why do we misbehave? We misbehave for three…

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Personal and Business Ethics: Why do we misbehave?

What gets in the way of happiness and success? Lots of things. Our ethical foundations and practices are a great place to start. We misbehave for three reasons: altruism, delicious temptations, and vulnerabilities.  Altruism “Just helping” Cutting corners Turning a blind eye Hiding the truth for or from others Giving overly generous or false feedback …

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Ethical Portals: What keeps us honest?

Our Moral Compass is like a beacon that lets sailors know when they are headed in the right direction. Passing with a green beacon on your right indicates a path toward deeper waters. Passing with a red beacon on the right indicates a safe return home to shore. Red Right Returning is the phrase mariners…

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