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Albany needs ethics reform according to this New York Times editorial, and most would agree. My question is bigger, and impacts each of us. Have we rewired our nation’s brainpower to live without ethics? If so – what questions could guide us back to brilliance and ethical growth! What do you think?
An amazing example of ethical IQ in action is the account Sofitel management reported to police after a powerful world leader violently attacked an immigrant maid. Bravo! Rewards will likely escalate here as in any highly successful business built on truth.
Unethical behavior, in contrast, exonerates rape if even one lawyer opts for greed or notoriety, over doing what’s right. Sadly, entire nations pay the price when we rewire a brain’s circuitry to accept lust over love, war over peace, or cynicism over care.
Do you crave a new kind of community where justice exists because it sustains the right things? Yet it rarely happens in some business structures we defend as norm.
We don’t have to be the sharpest knife in the drawer to cut out ethical behavior, and short-circuit what’s legal at work. The cost of wiring a culture for fast-talking lawyers or leaders who lie for money or pose for prestige – though – comes with hidden price tags that bankrupt human brainpower. Spot any abuse or outrageous expenditures of inhumanity in your organization?
Some experts maintain that until we close dangerous gaps between ethical and legal practices, savage costs will continue to rise, until ordinary people can no longer pay.
Imagine if ethical rules of conduct required people to do the right thing as defined by responsible leaders in our diverse communities. At Mita, it’s called raising Intrapersonal IQ for a brain-powered climate. It’s about ethical conduct as agreed upon, and about evidence expected in behaviors, much like laws are written, approved and enforced by leaders at state or federal levels.