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Corporate Executive Integrity

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Individuals need to consider the end result of their actions. J. C. Watts said, "Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught".

All - What does this statement say about the integrity of our corporate executives?

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This statement says a lot about the integrity of our corporate executives. This statement is true in a few different ways. The character is definitely doing right when no one is looking - it is easy for almost anyone to do right when we know people are looking. This is when we're helpful to our peers when we're providing excellent customer service, and when we're doing all of the things that we're supposed to, which make us look good. The ...

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This solution discusses character and if doing the right thing only when people are looking means as much as doing the right thing 100% of the time. This solution provides a detailed discussion about doing what's right, getting caught, and ethics.

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