I’d like to hope that we still live in a world where our word is our bond. Unfortunately, as I sometimes wryly joke with my family, we live in a nation of swindlers! We laugh about that with tongue in cheek but, in actuality, the amazing interconnectedness provided by technology can also come with a built-in anonymity that makes swindling easier than ever.
In a recent LinkedIn article entitled The Allure of Cheating – and Why It Doesn’t Pay Off (you can read it here), Joel Peterson, Chairman of JetBlue Airways, writes: “… But alas, the temptation to violate the truth for a place on the podium isn’t as rare as it should be.”
Whether it’s someone promising a million dollar email inheritance from some royal relative in another country or spamming to collect your contact information, it can seem honesty and integrity are in short supply.
Let’s take our Case #3 in point:
“What would you do if you had an employee who was trying to undermine your authority behind your back but appeared to be your number one supporter to your face?” Read more →