Study Guide Essay

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Midterm Study Guide 1. Ideal world vs. real world according to Badaracco. a. Ideal world: i. You believe in the mission of the organization ii. You are committed to your professional responsibilities iii. Your work world and personal values are aligned and you are fueled with intensity and passion. b. Real world: iv. It’s tough to sustain commitment (take a vacation) v. Self-interest sometimes takes over (reflect, renew, etc.) vi. Right vs. Right dilemmas (Weeks 9 and 10) vii. Right vs. Wrong dilemmas (Hirschman’s 3-option model) 2. The study of ethics (foundational underpinnings of the course and topic) This is hard to itemize without giving…show more content…
r. “Almost ethical but not quite” xvi. We say to ourselves, “What great harm is there?” s. Comes from thinking errors xvii. Thinking errors for both big and small transgressions are similar t. Creates barriers in relationships 7. Drawing distinctions: positive vs. negative, prudential/legal/ethical, reason vs. rationalization, action vs. consequence u. Positive vs. Negative Ethics: Positive gives grey areas. Things like “I should…” Negative ethics draws a fine line “I should not…” v. Prudential: pertained to our self-interest Ethical: Pertained to our predefined standard of right behavior Legal: Obviously legal terms w. Action vs. Consequence: xviii. Action: You are responsible for your actions regardless of consequence xix. Consequence: you must look to the larger impact of actions. The means justify the ends. x. Reason: analysis for forming a judgment Rationalization: constructing justification for a decision we suspect is really flawed 8. Hirschman’s three-option response model In a dilemma of right vs. wrong which one would you choose? y. Exit z. Loyalty {. Voice 9. Growth choice |. Choose our actions according to our capacity for personal and interpersonal growth xx. The level of choice and challenge is up to us }. The truth transforms, breaking

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