By Gus Lee
In Courage, Gus Lee captures the fundamental part of management in measurable behaviors. utilizing genuine tales from Whirlpool, Kaiser Permanente, IntegWare, WorldCom and different corporations, Lee exhibits how hugely winning executives face and triumph over their fears to strengthen moral intelligence. those real-world examples provide functional classes for rooting out unethical practices and behaviors by
- Assessing them for rightness and integrity
- Addressing ethical failures
- Following via with discussion and direct action
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M. Friday. ” He handed it to Will, who began reading it. ” Will put down the paper. He spoke deliberately, as if Chris had a head injury or a language problem. “You’re wrong. This looks quite different. ” Chris forced himself to not furrow his brow into the Marianas Trench. Openly, he said, “I disagree. You’ve told me four times you’re nearly done. ” Will leaned forward, smiling warmly. ” His eyes teared and his voice broke from genuine internal anguish, making Chris’s heart pause. “My wife’s uncle needs our help.
SEEKING COURAGEOUS CORE VALUES 29 3. They held common values. 4. They refused credit. ) The downside? His team was murdered or imprisoned. Valdes was convicted in 1989 and faced eight consecutive life terms. “My team lacked only one thing,” he said. ” Thus the men could make a killing until they were killed themselves. A team is a unified force. It is no more inherently principled and admirable than the tides. In this distinction is the world of difference that separates working hard from principle and good from great.
Gus,” said Chris, “you said that courage is an expression of caring. ” “I couldn’t have said it better,” I replied. “Well, it’s not working. I care about Will. ” “Of course not. ” “That might be it. ” “I’m sure there is. ” “Almost all of us do. ” Chris remembered his parents’ inability to cope with conflict. Rather than face hard feelings, his father had left their home. CHRIS BOLDLY MOVES FORWARD 45 “I learned to fear conflict,” he said. ” Divorce, sadness, loss. Lying awake at night, wrestling with bad feelings.