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Ethics & values


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Ethics & values

  1. 1. Ethics &Values
  2. 2. What are Values ? Values are specific: • principles • beliefs • standards • ideals that one holds as - important - right Values exert major influence: These shape: • our attitudes • motivate actions
  3. 3.  Values are the rules by which one makes decisions: - about right and wrong - should and shouldnt do - good and bad They are more than words- they are: - moral - ethical - professionalattributes of character - certaincore values that must be instilledin us
  4. 4. My Values Give Me Direction• Incredible damage that can be done when individuals lose direction as they forget to practice values• Values give us a moral compass• We need them to make good and wise decisions, especially when we face tempting circumstances
  5. 5. These values should: - determine our character - be central to our profession - guide our lives as we serve our Nation
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  7. 7. Res Trust- s sib pon hines ility - wortRespect Fairness Compass Citizen- -ion ship
  8. 8. 1. Be Trustworthy• Be honest to the least bit – don’t deceive, cheat or steal• Be reliable — do what you say• Be convincing — have the courage to do /say the right thing• Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, organization, and country
  9. 9. 2. Be Responsible• Take charge – Do what you are supposed to do• Give your best — never settle for anything less than the best that you have• Be self-disciplined — practice responsive behavior as a rule, and exercise self-control in difficult situations• Be accountable for your choices — think about the consequences before you act
  10. 10. 3. Show Respect• Have a positive attitude towards all — check your biases, prejudices, etc.• Treat each and everyone with respect – Respect begets respect: a fundamental human need• Be considerate — use good manners, not bad language• Be flexible and tolerant — recognize and handle differences in others’ beliefs, values, standards, opinions, etc.
  11. 11. 4. Be Fair• Play by the rules in any situation – whether win or lose Fairnes Fairness• Share what needs to be s — information, resources, etc., even credit and blame• Be open-minded — handle conflict and negotiate deals with a win- win strategy• Be empathetic — listen carefully for interjecting feelings with pure objectivity
  12. 12. 5. Be Compassionate Be concerned with others’ welfare • undoubtedly one of man’s primary responsibilities in life Be forgiving • say “no” to any ill-feelings that creep in or linger on in your hear against any individual Be grateful • express thanks for any assistance or favors you receive Be caring • appreciate others’ personalities publicly whenever possible -- restrict criticism to their non- conforming actions only and in private (whenever possible)
  13. 13. 6. Good Citizen Get involved in community affairs – do your share to make your community better in any respect: cleanliness, poverty alleviation, health care, etc. Be a good neighbor — go out of your way to always cooperate, and ensure harmony Respect authority Responsibility to Country and Community — obey laws and rules Keep your surroundings clean — protect the environment
  14. 14. Relationship Between Values And Perfor mance Values Harmony in Discord in Values Values Positive Impact Negative Impact On Performance On Performance
  15. 15. DefinitionsR ig h t Wrong Of Ethics Ethics refers to principles that define: – behavior as right, good and proper. – well based standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do
  16. 16. Difference between Values & Ethics• "Values are what we judge to be right."• Individually or organizationally, values determine what is right and what is wrong• Doing what is right or wrong is what we mean by ethics.• To behave ethically is to behave in a manner consistent with what is right or moral.
  17. 17. - about words – what we say- simply a written code - an intention
  18. 18. The Real Test of Ethics(and character) is whether weare willing to do the “right” thing … even when it requires our personal sacrifice
  19. 19. Money vs Ethics
  20. 20. • The just this one time” “Well, maybe Justification “Trap”• “No one will ever know”• “It doesn’t matter how it gets done as long as it gets done”• “Everyone does it”• “No one will get hurt”• Self pity --“If I don’t do it, I will continue to suffer”• “Just do it, no one is going to jail” = UNETHICAL ACTIONS