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Many folks are reluctant to trust their own judgment. They may feel they should not speak up when some alarm bell is going off in their head for a variety of reasons:
All these blocks are normal, but we need to learn to trust our own judgment and speak up when it is essential to do so.
Some issues are business related, like pricing or strategy. Indeed, one may need more experience on these subjects before venturing to speak up.
Other issues are values or ethics related, like being honest with a customer, or fudging the numbers in a report at the request of your boss. Here we each must have the courage to speak up, and it helps to have a strong ethical foundation.
Here are four ways to build your ethical foundation:
Trust your own judgment on ethical issues. You’ll sleep with a clean conscience.
Bob Vanourek is a former CEO of five companies and the co-author of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations. Bob has been one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business in 2013 and 2014. Contact him through his website: www.triplecrownleadership.com.
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