The executives researched in last weeks’ posts all had one thing in common: the choices that they made while in power at their various companies ended up ultimately defining them. From Skilling of Enron to Sambol at CountryWide, all of these leaders’ choices eventually tarnished their reputation in one way or another. In their cases, these choices were made extremely public, but I am sure that the information that we have is not all that there is to know. People constantly make judgments about these executives and about the morality of their choices. In their cases, their choices happened to be made very public, but people make choices on a regular basis that can define themselves and their sense of morality.
For this week’s post, we wanted to turn the focus back to YOU, the authors of the blog. Our question for you is…
What is one choice that you have made during your lifetime that has defined your sense of morality? Tell us about the situation, why you chose to act as you did, etc.
Possible other questions to consider/help get you thinking about this prompt:
- How did this choice affect you?
- How did this choice help to make you the person that you are today?
- Do you believe that you have a strong moral foundation? Why or why not?
- If you were presented with the same situation again, would you make the same choice? Why or why not?
You can choose to be as personal as you would like with this, and we would really like to see some honest, meaningful posts. There is a lot of freedom with this blog assignment, so feel free to get creative. It is also a chance for your classmates to learn something about you that they otherwise might not know.
Feel free to ask Professor Comas about how to publish a blog privately, if that is necessary. Happy writing!