The well worn path that we have followed for years is easy to follow. We know the rules, the processes, the tools, the pitfalls and all other aspects of that path. Our comfort with that path makes it harder for us to see that even though the 'way we have always done things' has led us to success in the past, it may not in the future.
Ethics Codes are Recommended You don't have to be a big business to stray (intentionally or unintentiaonally) into unethical business behavior. That's why ethics codes are recommended for any size business these days.
When solving a difficult problem, it's easy to get carried away and begin attacking people instead of the problem. When we attack issues, we are more respectful. When we attack people, our thinking narrows.
Boundaries can be simply described as lines that we don't cross when doing business. Respecting these (sometimes clear, sometimes hazy) boundaries is an important part of today's ethical leadership. The 5 phrases below signal that the speaker is ignoring an important ethical boundary:…