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You've Got To Be Kidding!: How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Integrity [NOOK Book]

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Have you ever found yourself with only two horrific choices: Resign your job, or resign yourself to "living a lie" at work as a person with conflicted ethical standards? Ethical dilemmas come on a daily basis, and they cause too much stress.

The best companies to work for–and the companies that are the most profitable–have a distinct ethical culture. These companies have a strategic competitive advantage. But this does not come easily. As an employee today, you cannot pretend ...

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You've Got To Be Kidding!: How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Integrity

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Overview

Have you ever found yourself with only two horrific choices: Resign your job, or resign yourself to "living a lie" at work as a person with conflicted ethical standards? Ethical dilemmas come on a daily basis, and they cause too much stress.

The best companies to work for–and the companies that are the most profitable–have a distinct ethical culture. These companies have a strategic competitive advantage. But this does not come easily. As an employee today, you cannot pretend your decisions about right and wrong do not matter. You can no longer say, "I did it to keep my job." We are all the new "corporate conscience keepers."

Say good-bye to the stress of an unethical workplace! Here is your guidebook to building an Ethical Office, where you manage your work life so that it is aligned with your authentic morals and ethics. Packed with real-world examples and advice from experienced peers, you will learn how to:

  • Extinguish harassment, gossip, and lies

  • Balance loyalty to your boss versus company loyalty

  • Steer your career with Nan's Ethical Priority Compass

  • Be smart about handling cupid's arrows in the workplace

  • Think before you blow the whistle

  • Deal with "ethically challenged" vendors

  • Participate in events without hangovers or regrets

  • Build a culture of confidentiality

  • Keep your boss (and others) ethical with Nan's 12-Step Program

  • Recover from a mistake that leaves you embarrassed and ashamed

In You've Got to Be Kidding!, ethics expert Nan DeMars presents her easy, step-by-step techniques for dealing with ethical dilemmas. This handbook picks up where the law leaves off and offers detailed guidance on virtually every workplace ethics issue. Both you and your company are tested by ethical dilemmas, and your choices frame who you are and what you stand for. You've Got to Be Kidding! prepares you for these tests and helps you build a more ethical office that reinforces your natural desire to do the right thing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118086506
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 505 KB

Meet the Author

Nan DeMars is an internationally recognized office ethics keynote speaker, seminar leader, author, and columnist. She is President of Executary Services, a consulting firm providing workplace ethics training and C-Suite assistant search. Her office ethics columns for OfficePro magazine are its most read feature. She has also served as international president of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), for which she authored its first-ever Code of Ethics.
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Table of Contents

Preface xv

Introduction Why Do We Care about Ethics in the Workplace?: Are We Really That Vulnerable? More than Ever Today! xix

PART I

Take Care of Yourself

1 When Morals Become Ethics: Your Beliefs Become Your Behaviors 3

2 The Age of Accountability: The “My Boss Told Me to Do It” Defense Is No Defense! 16

3 The Twin Faces of Loyalty: The “New Loyalty” at Work Is a Two-Way Street 30

4 True Myths? It Depends!: Let’s See Things as They Really Are—Not as WeWant Them to Be! 50

5 Mea Culpa—I Screwed Up!: How to Recover from a Major Goof-Up! 62

PART II

Take Care of Your Organization

6 Zip It!: A Culture of Confidentiality Is Your Goal! 73

7 Security Is Your Problem (Like It or Not)!: You Are the Gatekeeper of Company Assets 91

8 Gossip Over the Cubicle Fence: Gossip Can Tear Apart the Ethical Office 113

9 Cupid in the Cubicle: Dangers of the “Triple R” 121

10 Party Up—or Party Down?: The Worst Hangover May Come with a Lawsuit! 135

11 Trick or Treat: Vendors Can Be Tricksters, and They Wear Many Masks 141

12 Copyright or Copy Wrong?: There Are Boundaries around Intellectual Property 148

13 To Blow or Not to Blow: If You Blow the Whistle, Blow Wisely!! 158

PART III

Take Care of Your Supervisor

14 The Trouble with the Boss—Is the Boss! 169

15 The Dog Ate My Laptop: Lies, Lies—and More Lies! 185

16 The XXX Files: The Workplace Is No Place for Porn! 204

17 Abuse in the Workplace: If It Hurts, It’s Abuse—and If It Happens More than Once, It’s Harassment! 209

PART IV

You Can Keep Your Integrity and Your Job

18 Raises, Not Roses!: Today’s Professional Assistant Has New Respect! 231

19 The Ethics of Job Hunting: How to Look for a Job While on the Job! 243

20 Start Talking!: Everyone Chooses the Ethics of Their Office—Not Just Upper Management and Obvious Victims 253

21 Doing the Right Thing Never Looked So Right!: At the End of the Day, You Go Home with  Yourself! 264

Acknowledgments 279

About the Author 281

Index 283

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