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Business Ethics Activity Book

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In an age of ethical decay at organizations of every type, a call is being sounded for accountabiliy. Accordingly, companies must educate their employees and executives regarding acceptable practice. The Business Ethics Activity Book presents an array of provocative activities that will help encourage a more ethical approach to: * Leadership: promoting courage, commitment, and moral responsibility * Workplace conduct: building an ethical environment on individual behavior * Salesmanship: exploring the relationships between sellers and their customers * Management: leading employees by example in daily situations * Teamwork: fostering group behavior that reflects the company’s moral outlook Each section features an interview with a leading ethicist, and every activity provides step-by-step instructions. Also, discussion prompts and suggestions for variations enable the trainer or leader to expand each exercise’s application. These exercises will push organizations to challenge the climate of questionable or unexamined ethics and recommit themselves to responsible business methods.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Contents
  4. List of Handouts
  5. Introduction
  6. Part A. Ethical Leadership
    1. Introduction
    2. 1. Intelligent Life in the Universe
    3. 2. You’re Better Ough
    4. 3. Take Offense and Take the Offensive
    5. 4. Discerning Common Attributes
    6. 5. False Prophets
    7. 6. Park Your Ethicar in the Harvard Yard
    8. 7. You Don’t Need Leaders to Tell People the Good News
    9. 8. Machiavellian, Manipulative, or Masterful?
    10. 9. Be-Guile
    11. 10. More P-O-W-E-R to You
  7. Part B. Ethical Workplace Conduct
    1. Introduction
    2. 11. Verbally Abusive Behavior
    3. 12. E-Mail Ethics
    4. 13. To Be or Not to Be . . . Civil
    5. 14. Librarians Don’t Rule the World!
    6. 15. Everybody Does It
    7. 16. Flirting with Danger
    8. 17. Leader of the PAC
    9. 18. Lobbying for Positions
    10. 19. Neutron Neutrality
    11. 20. Whatever It Takes
  8. Part C. Ethical Salesmanship
    1. Introduction
    2. 21. A Stick in Time Saves Ten
    3. 22. A Sale of Need Is a Sale Indeed
    4. 23. Info fo’ You
    5. 24. Ethics from A to Z
    6. 25. Sell-ebrities
    7. 26. News-Capers
    8. 27. Inside Scoops
    9. 28. Ethics Audit
    10. 29. Take the “Ow” Out of “Now”
    11. 30. Fine Lines vs. Fine Lines
  9. Part D. Ethical Management
    1. Introduction
    2. 31. Ethics Evaluation
    3. 32. Rites, Rights, and Wrongs
    4. 33. That Feather in Your Cap
    5. 34. Alphabet Soup-ervision
    6. 35. Manager—Management
    7. 36. You Know There’s a Child
    8. 37. Will the Real Ethical Manager Please Stand?
    9. 38. Codified Ethics
    10. 39. Stand Up for Standards
    11. 40. Perform as a Norm
  10. Part E. Ethical Teamwork
    1. Introduction
    2. 41. Blindfold Obstacle Course
    3. 42. Cosmetic or Cosmological?
    4. 43. Judgment Daze
    5. 44. Information Age-ing
    6. 45. Whistle-Blown in the Wind
    7. 46. How Do You Spell “L-E-A-D-E-R”?
    8. 47. Declarations of Dependence
    9. 48. There Is No Terror
    10. 49. This Is the House That MAC Built
    11. 50. Story Glory
  11. References
  12. Index
  13. Copyright