– Yes, and I navigated it well: 70%
– Yes, and I navigated it poorly: 12%
– No, but I feel prepared to deal with one: 16%
– No, and I feel unprepared to handle it: 12%
Difficult Ethical Dilemmas. Many of you have faced these challenges and and handled them well. For the 24% who didn’t or who don’t feel prepared, don’t be discouraged or intimidated. These situations can be overcome by executing a few key steps. Be right, seek counsel, document events, and keep good records. In doing those four things, you’ll have protected yourself in the process of making a difficult call. Failure to follow these steps likely results in an ugly situation.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.