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Leaving a Memo on Ethics in Preparation for a Sabbatical

Imagine that you are a CEO of an organization, which has offered you the chance to take a six month sabbatical, all expenses paid. You will not be able to communicate with anyone at your workplace while you are away-not by letter, phone, fax, e-mail, or any other means. However, before you depart, you need to ensure that those with whom you work are intimately familiar with the principles that you believe should guide their decisions and actions in your absence. They need to know the values and beliefs that you think should steer the organization while you are away. After all, you will want to be able to fit back on your return and begin to lead once again from where you left off.

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Here is how I would structure the memo, and the topics that I would reinforce in my absence.

In my absence, I expect that all employees will diligently carry out their duties with the utmost of integrity and honesty. As the CEO of our company, I have led a professional career that has gained me the respect of other CEOs and those from within our industry. Although I won't be able ...

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This solution provides a thorough discussion for the CEO/ethics scenario provided.