Ethical Framework Essay

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Ethical Framework Fall 2007 Creating and defining my own ethical framework is essential in future success as a businessman, a leader, and a team player. As a business student, I have learned that it can be a very cut throat industry and in order to get ahead, at some point and ethical dilemma will undoubtedly be an obstacle I have to overcome. The way I handle these dilemmas can make or break my career; business ethics are a key part of earning and sustaining respect, trust, and a good rapport with both clients and competitors in your industry. Therefore a solid ethical framework is an important tool for me to have as a standard for handling these types of dilemmas so that I can grow successfully while staying true to myself and to…show more content…
Since I value equality as well as respect for all human beings, essential to my framework is how I can act in a way that is most fair to all parties. Which decision will be fair and unbiased to all parties? In evaluating alternatives, I would assess the benefit and harm to each party involved and decide which I believed was fair across the board and served as the most wholly just action. Another essential aspect of my ethical framework is whether or not I, as a leader, would be forced to lie or deceive in order to go forward with the action. As a person I value trust and honesty, but moreover, as a young twenty-something with my eye on corporate America, I believe trust and honesty are absolutely essential to uphold your integrity and credibility as an organization. With so many stories of fraud, betrayal, theft, embezzlement, dishonest business transactions and so forth apparent in current US corporate society, I strive to uphold my belief in the truth as a foundation for any situation; even if some may consider a "small white lie" absolutely necessary in the matter, I vowel to never lie or be dishonest for any type of gain or protection. This can go hand in hand with how I value confidence and its role in my framework, which I elaborate on below. And lastly, a central part of my ethical framework is how my decision will be judged under the public eye. As confidence and competence being two self-motivating values that

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