The one-sentence ethics code

“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.

By Richard Brisebois

I help companies develop their leaders. I help managers develop themselves and their teams.
Richard Brisebois is a leadership development professional who has worked with 7,000+ managers, leaders, and business owners in 40+ countries, from Fortune50 executives to SME business owners and tribal leaders. He specializes in designing and facilitating leadership development programs as well in team coaching.

One reply on “The one-sentence ethics code”

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.

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