... a weekly letter of encouragement.
January 28, 1998 - Singapore
FACING TOUGH ETHICAL DECISIONS?
Then consider these thirteen questions:+
1. Have you defined the problem accurately?
2. How would you define the problem if you stood on the other side of the fence?
3. How did this situation occur in the first place?
4. Who was involved in this situation in the first place?
5. What is your intention in making this decision?
6. How does this intention compare with the likely results?
7. Who could your decision or action injure?
8. Can you engage the affected parties in a discussion of the problem before you make your decision?
9. Are you confident that your position will be as valid over a long period as it seems now?
10. Could you disclose without qualms your decision or action to your boss, your CEO, the board of directors, your family or society as a whole?
11. What is the symbolic potential of your action if understood?
12. Under what conditions would you allow exceptions to your stand?
13. What would Jesus do?
"Righteousness exalts a people, but sin is a disgrace to any people." (Proverbs 14:34)
+ Points 1-12 attributed to Laura L. Nash, "Ethics Without the Sermon", (From the Dreiford Group's "Resolving Ethical Ethics") Point 13 is mine
My prayer is that you are having a great week!
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