this breezy, story-filled guide to becoming a more ethical person and
to leading a more ethical organization. We’re now looking for an agent
and a publisher.
The book has four parts:
1, “The Ethics Challenge,” first describes the basic ethical dilemma:
why doesn’t our behavior match our ethical intelligence and intentions?
It then lays out the basis for individuals’ values systems, and
explains why ethical behavior is a winning strategy.
2, “Ethics at Work,” shows how to recognize and deal with the ethical
content in the myriad of issues we face in our work and in our
relationships in general.
Part 3, “Ethics
analyzes the ethical issues we see practiced (and malpracticed) every
day in the world around us: politics, sports, business, the media,
religion, and education. For each sector it helps point the way an
ethical person can deal with the issues.
“Strengthening Your Integrity in a Greedy World.” which wraps
the book up with practical lessons.
It describes six things everyone can do to keep strong and
prepared to follow their good intentions in the face of ethical
challenges they meet everywhere.
There are two
audiences for this book: leaders who want to strengthen the ethical
climate of their organizations and educational institutions that teach
We know that leaders we have worked with are seriously
working to strengthen the ethical behavior in their organizations;
We’re confident that CEOs and top executives will order large
quantities for use and study throughout their organizations.
also have strong relationships in the academic world. We both
participate in ethics education at California State University, Long
Beach, where Mick co-founded the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership.
CSU(LB) is the 25th largest university in the Nation and 2nd largest in
the state of California, with 35,000 students. In addition Bob teaches
business ethics at the University of Redlands. We’re confident that
this book will be used as a basic text or a supplemental text for
ethics-related courses in various Colleges of Business Administration,
Liberal Arts, and perhaps others.
There are lots of books on
ethics that are hard to read, theoretical in nature, and not easy to
apply. This book is an easy read, filled with stories of the authors’
good and bad experiences as they tried to lead an ever-more-ethical
life. We’ve bought lots of books on the subject, but never found one as
accessible and useful as this one.