“I Asked 20 Successful Leaders What ‘Ethics’ Means To Them”
October 17 is Global Ethics Day. This occasion, created by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, is the perfect time to reflect on what ethics is and why ethical leadership is more crucial than ever.
Since this is a column about how high character is the key to financial success (among other benefits), I asked 20 leaders from a wide range of fields a simple question: “What does ‘ethics’ mean to you?” The answer had to be no more than one sentence.
…”Doing the right, decent thing even when you have the power to do the convenient, self-serving thing.”
–Elizabeth A. Schartz, Employment lawyer, Thompson & Knight LLP