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Elizabeth Doty is a former lab fellow of Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and founder of Leadership Momentum, a consultancy that focuses on the practical challenges of keeping organizational commitments.

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Personal Ethics in the Corporate World

October 25, 2007
In today’s high-pressure work environment, it is not unusual for conflicts to arise between our values as individuals and the compromises that we must make for our organizations. Overcoming these challenges may mean taking a broader view of our work and focusing less on traditional notions of “winning.” Such efforts are worthwhile: The corporate world can be the best vantage point from which to pursue and achieve larger goals, such as unlocking human potential or improving society. Here’s how to “deal with the devil” — to confront the moral tensions inherent in corporate life and come out with our ethics intact.
by Elizabeth Doty

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