In keeping with our central focus of ethics and values-based leadership, our very first podcast for the year will discuss ethics in business by discussing concepts and ideas we have never touched on before.
This podcast is driven mainly by this post and the response from readers who claimed that they did not know it was illegal to act this way with McKinsey or BCG. Many claimed they are acting ethically because they either did not know it was illegal or it is legal to do so in their country. This podcast explains how many misunderstand the definition of ethics and why these arguments are wrong.
In this podcast I will:
In defining ethics I will explain why the concept is different from the law and when it should guide your interpretation of what is right and wrong. I will outline five scenarios to explain to you what determines your ethical compass.
In addition, I will answer the following questions:
What does “How I Met Your Mother” teach us about values?
Why does having a clear conscience not exempt you from being a serial killer?
Does a lawful country require more or less ethical citizens?
How does confusing values with self-gratification end up causing problems?
Is there an absolute definition of ethics?
What determines your definition of values?
What is your ethical cost of capital?
This is an important podcast to help you navigate your life.