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The Power of Ethical Management

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Ethics in business is the most urgent problem facing America today. Now two of the best-selling authors of our time, Kenneth Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale, join forces to meet this crisis head-on in this vitally important new book. The Power of Ethical Management proves you don't have to cheat to win. It shows today's managers how to bring integrity back to the workpl ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 11th 1988 by William Morrow (first published January 1st 1988)
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Connie Kuntz
Dec 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I have a *slight* addiction to self-help books, so when I saw this sitting on Jesse's desk, I grabbed it and read it. (It's his. It's his required reading for an online seminar he is to attend.)

I enjoyed reading it. It has several good reminders tucked throughout about practicing patience daily. I also appreciated the lesson about not (repeat: NOT) demonizing or demolishing (or even "justifying") the competition. Finally, the authors recommend starting the day from a place of introspection. We
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Sharon
Oct 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
I had to do a book review for a class and this book was short. It was actually really good, too. Really put ethical behavior in the work place in perspective.
Mohammed Alomaireeni
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, easy to read, and full of knowledge that every worker should take in consideration prior to start working. I completely loved it and I am going to read it again. it is only around 150 pages.
Aimee
May 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It really opened my eyes to people's different ideas of ethics and values that surround us. ...more
Igor
Oct 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: business, ethics
Basic value system for any entrepreneur.
Heather
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this book for class, but I greatly enjoyed it! Lots of great material described in an interesting and easy to understand manner!
Bader Al-Shafei
Nov 16, 2020 rated it did not like it
Flipped through the pgs. Didnt read it.
Filip
Nov 28, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who are in leader positions
Shelves: the-dusty-shelf
I read the book rather than listen to cassettes, anyhow this book gives simple examples why acting ethical makes more sense than "cheating"... If you have Christian beliefs than this book should not present things that are revolutionary... in the end ethics is not something we invented ten years ago, if we invented it at all... The book is short so whether or not it is a good read is really irrelevant since one can finish it under an hour. :-) ...more
Rachel
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick-read and kept my attention throughout. At first I thought the scenario was a little cheesy as the authors used it to articulate their thoughts on management, but ultimately it was very effective and the story made all of the advice seem more natural. I'm a college student, not on a track to get involved in business necessarily, and I truly enjoyed the read and took a lot from it that I will be able to use in my life and leadership roles. ...more
Nate
Mar 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Somewhat overly simplistic but contained several good ideas. I found it a bit strange that this book was written in "parable" form, but it seemed to work. It is mostly an overview, leaving any hard-hitting or controversial points alone. As short as it is, it is definitely something to read if you are interested in ethics and/or management. ...more
Timothy
Aug 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a little more my pace than some of Blanchard's Minute Monkey stuff. The CEO of the company I worked for, now retired yet still acting Chairman of the Board, of my employer recommended this book. I firmly believe in karma. This book shows you how karma is very predictable and reactive - not hocus pocus at all. ...more
Phjunior
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Inspirational and a must read for young students of management....
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Shelves: management
Interesting read.
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