Case Study : An Executive Lance Mannion

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Case Study # 2 “Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing,” (B.C. Forbes, n.d). The case study involves an executive Lance Mannion, who is offered a prestigious position at his father’s firm, but prior to accepting this offer he wants to further develop his personnel management skills at another organization. Lance accepts a senior administrative position in an overseas tourist firm; he finds considerable success in his new position and assists the organization with lowering their overall expenses. He suggests to the management and his fellow executives that they could also contribute to the cost savings by reducing their expenses, but is met with opposition from his fellow colleagues. He decides to investigate the other executive’s expense records and is alarmed by his findings. His research has found that the executives are misusing their expense accounts on personal purchases and to finance workplace. Lance is presented with an ethical dilemma in how to respond to the executives’ misuse of the company’s resources.
“All that evil requires to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” (Gregg, 2007, p. 13). Lance has an ethical responsibility to himself, the organization and to the shareholders to develop a strategy to address this ethical dilemma. Lance has set a personal goal to further develop his personnel management skills and this presents a great

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