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Business Ethics Is an Inside Job

Philip Johnson (President, “Champions”, Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 April 1992



Many managers claim that it is impossible to act ethically in today′s business climate. Argues that, although it is very easy to be cynical, it is indeed possible to operate ethically in business. Drawing from the author′s experiences in his leadership consulting practice with CEOs and company presidents, and their executive teams, helping them to create the future of their companies and monitor strategies to reach their new destination, describes how ethical leaders lead from within. These extraordinary leaders have a keen sense of their own inner being which gives them the confidence to lead from the inside out. They lead with values, vision, courage and integrity. For them, business ethics is clearly an inside job.



Johnson, P. (1992), "Business Ethics Is an Inside Job", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 44-48.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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