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Ethics: The Hallmark of Leaders at All Levels

In 400 to 600 words:

Define ethical relativism.
Which corrupt behavior did you choose?
Is the corrupt behavior you identified considered normal behavior? If so, by whom?
Does the fact that the behavior is or is not normal make it good or bad behavior?
If the majority considered the corrupt behavior as acceptable, would it no longer be considered corrupt?
In American culture, is there a simple majority rule, or are there subcultures within American culture that can influence what is considered the majority rule?
Applying the concepts of ethical relativism, how would you suggest preventing or limiting the corruption issue you chose?
In your opinion, is ethical relativism a good method for preventing or limiting the corruption issue you chose, or is there another theory that may work better under these circumstances?

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Ethics: The Hallmark of Leaders at All Levels
In 400 to 600 words:
Define ethical relativism.
Ethical relativism believes that there are no moral absolutes. No action, thought or behavior can be objectively defined as right, wrong, good or bad. Every action, thought or behavior could be either right or wrong depending on the person involved, the specific circumstances, the time or the place in question. Utilitarianism, situationism and just about every form of antinomianism is based on a foundational belief in relativism. To the question, "Is ________ right or wrong?" (insert lying, killing, torture, cheating, courage, honesty, etc. in the blank), a relativist's answer would be "...maybe, it all depends..."
Which corrupt behavior did you choose?
I chose the corrupt behavior of cheating. This can be cheating on a test, cheating on your spouse, or cheating your boss by doing personal work on the company computer or taking longer breaks than allowed by your contract. For this specific exercise I will choose cheating on one's spouse.
Is the corrupt behavior you identified considered normal behavior? If so, by whom?
It is difficult to gather accurate statistics in this matter. After all, if one is willing to lie to one's spouse why would they be truthful to a stranger? However, conservative estimates indicate that approximately 50% of men and 30% of women have had extra-marital sexual relations at least once while they were in a committed relationship with someone they claimed to love. If these numbers are anywhere near the truth one would have to surmise that infidelity is normal behavior. Hollywood movies, television shows, music lyrics and the lives of celebrities all paint the picture that infidelity is not only normal but actually ...

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The Hallmark of Leaders at All Levels and ethics are examined.

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