While working with a group of high school students, I asked them if lying was acceptable. Without exception, they all said no – lying is wrong. Most of you probably agree and judging by their websites, all businesses agree that lying is not an ethical thing to do. On a recent survey of business websites, including those of Fortune 500 companies, I commonly found core values like honesty and integrity. Not a single website suggested that the company told the truth only part of the time. Continue reading Doing the Right Thing – A Practical Guide
This is the 11th posting in the series The Path of the Honorable Leader
The Path of the Honorable Leader can be a strange place at times. The Honorable Leader, fully awake, fully conscious, notices that many others are asleep as he encounters them on his journey. What is obvious to the Honorable Leader, that there are things worth fighting for, things worth dying for, escapes so many others because they are asleep.
As he travels down the path, he notices that others appear to be moving and going about their day, but they move as if in a trance. They blindly follow each other. Every day. Every night. Up early. Eat. Get in traffic. Work. Eat. Get in traffic. Exercise. Feed the kids. Eat. Watch TV. Sleep. Get up early… day in and day out. Their only purpose in life is to see how much money they can earn. How much fame, prestige, and power they can acquire. They don’t care about the fate of others as they grab for all they can. They live by the motto, “he or she who dies with the most toys… wins.” They are numb to their life’s true calling. They are unaware that each of them has a higher purpose. That their life… could be so much more.
Continue reading Awakening – The Path of the Honorable Leader