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Facing right versus versus wrong decisions: What influences?

Reflect on the personal influences, including the values and morals, you believe are important to you and/or others when facing right versus right, and right versus wrong decisions as you lead and manage others.
Reflect on the organizational influences that would influence your and/or others' decisions.
Reflect on the global and national influence you and/or others need to consider when making decisions as a leader.

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Reflect on the personal influences, including the values and morals, you believe are important to you and/or others when facing right versus right, and right versus wrong decisions as you lead and manage others.
The criteria for what to do, whether a personal decision or a decision that impacts others than I work with or lead, are based on principles that do not change because of the context. That is, I follow my principles of integrity, honesty, full disclosure, fairness, open-mindedness, balanced decision-making and diligence. Of course, each of these has a "degree" associated with it. How diligent? How fair? When the decision is just for personal items, such as who to invite to a holiday party, the amount of research that I conduct before finalizing the guest list may be light. However, when the decision impacts the entire organization, such as which vendors to send the RFP (request for proposal), I would take much more care. So, when the decisions involve others, the diligence, the care with which I make sure to evaluate both sides, the number of people I consult to get a wide-angle view, is greater. I have learned that "right" and "wrong" can be absolute in some areas, such as honesty. Lies are lies. But in ...

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Your discussion is 805 words and gives you a wide range of thoughts, including examples, on personal decisions, the tone-at-the-top and how to external influences. This is part philosophy and part pragmatic and is my personal view and so no references are provided.

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