In my previous post titled “Fatal Ethics Mistakes,” I discussed several fatal ethics mistakes. The point of this is to find ways to avoid fatal ethics mistakes. Over the next few posts, I will provide some practical steps you can talk to avoid making such mistakes. It helps to read “Fatal Ethics Mistakes” before reading these posts. So here are some tips:
Don’t justify what you do by what others would do in the same situation. I am sure the sales person who stole the lead justified his action by thinking that his colleague would do the same thing given the chance – and that may be true. But when you are caught doing something unethical, it quickly becomes clear that what others would do is no excuse. You own your own actions.