people & performance / strategy & solutions
“I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.”
As good for a West Point cadet as for any college student or business person.
A great code to live by.
The university where I did my PhD used that as their ethics code as well. Students developed a caveat–“Students don’t lie, cheat, or steal, but they do elaborate, collaborate, and borrow.” I guess that even the best ideas can be warped when the reward system values results over integrity, whether in schools or in businesses.