You've Got To Be Kidding!: How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Integrity

  • 5h 16m
  • Nan DeMars
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2011

What to do when you're caught in the middle of an ethical dilemma at work

In today's super-stressed workplace, an ethical dilemma can come at you when you least expect it. Here's how to do the right thing without losing your integrity - or your job. You've GOT To Be Kidding will help you create an ethics-based workplace that's a joy to work in. This isn't the usual top-down, executive-only manual, but an approach to workplace ethics that's as relevant and accessible to employees as it is to managers and executives. From renowned workplace educator and author of You Want Me To Do What?, this book is filled with recognizable examples ripped from today's headlines that put ethical principles in concrete terms.

  • Filled with recognizable examples that put ethical principles in concrete terms
  • Covers such topics as topics as loyalty, confidentiality, security, office romance, harassment, social networking at work, harassment, workplace bullying, lying for your boss, and even Internet mischief
  • A practical manual for assessing, discussing, and resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplace

With employees at all levels being held more accountable than ever before, You've GOT To Be Kidding gives businesses of all types and sizes a winning set of principles and practices to do business at the highest ethical level and serves as a guide for anyone who wants to do the right thing without losing their integrity or their job.

About the Author

Nan DeMars is an internationally recognized office ethics keynote speaker, seminar leader, author, and columnist. She is President of Executary Services, a consulting firm providing workplace ethics training and C-Suite assistant search. Her office ethics columns for OfficePro magazine are its most read feature. She has also served as international president of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), for which she authored its first-ever Code of Ethics.

In this Book

  • Preface
  • When Morals Become Ethics
  • The Age of Accountability
  • The Twin Faces of Loyalty
  • True Myths? It Depends!
  • Mea Culpa—I Screwed Up!
  • Zip It!
  • Security Is Your Problem (Like It or Not)!
  • Gossip Over the Cubicle Fence
  • Cupid in the Cubicle
  • Party Up—or Party Down?
  • Trick or Treat
  • Copyright or Copy Wrong?
  • To Blow or Not to Blow
  • The Trouble with the Boss—Is the Boss!
  • The Dog Ate My Laptop
  • The XXX Files
  • Abuse in the Workplace
  • Raises, Not Roses!
  • The Ethics of Job Hunting
  • Start Talking!
  • Doing the Right Thing Never Looked So Right!