Ethical Intelligence in Business
Learn more about the importance of ethics when making decisions in everyday life with this free business ethics course.
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In the free online course Ethical Intelligence in Business you will be introduced to ethics. Whether you recognize it or not, you are confronted with ethical situations everyday. Ethics dictate how you act, how you behave, and guides the decisions you make. You know about your level of intelligence (IQ), but there are many different facets of intelligence to consider including your emotional intelligence, your social intelligence and your ethical intelligence, which you will explore in this course.
Ethical intelligence is often ignored in practice, leading to regretful situations where many good people find themselves in embarrassingly bad positions. In this course, you will explore what is your ethical intelligence and why is it that you can rationalize behaviors and decisions that would not typically be representative of your normal moral character. You will look at your own susceptibility to engage in unethical actions, behaviors, and decisions and learn to recognize your own infallible human characteristics. Using a principles-based approach, you will learn to take actions and make decisions keeping in mind five simple to remember (but harder to live by) principles. A prescriptive approach will help you embed ethics into your decision-making process. Both approaches are demonstrated through an integrated video case.
In this course, you will explore the role corporate culture has in creating the ethical organization. In doing so, you will learn about the core values every organization must embody to create a high-performance and ethical culture. Ultimately, the course will attempt to ask and answer the question about whether the ethical organization creates another point of competitive advantage. So start the free course today and learn more about the importance of ethics when making decisions in everyday life.Start Course Now
Approaches to Ethics
Approaches - Learning Outcomes
State of Trust
Nature & Nuture
Approaches - Lesson Summary
Decay - Engaging in Unethical Actions, Behaviors, and Decisions
Intelligence and Ethics
Intelligence - Learning Outcomes
Organizations and Ethical Cultures
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Outline the use of the Edelman Trust Barometer
- Describe mirror neurons and the importance of recognizing our judgement traps
- Define rationalizations
- Discuss the IWK Health Centre scandal and the importance of ethics in business
- Compare and contrast the principle-driven approach and the prescriptive approach
- Outline a case study that exemplifies approaches to ethical issues
- Discuss the most common ways ethical lapses trickle into our judgement
- Describe the powerful nature of storytelling
- Work through a framework to resolve ethical issues
- List the benefits of ethical intelligence
- Outline how ethical intelligence can be embedded in corporate culture
- Describe corporate social responsibility
- Illustrate how Ethical lapses can occur in the likes of Wells Fargo
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