YOU ARE ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES—you picked up this book! The favor you can do for yourself is to run to the checkout stand (or click and point on-screen), invest your hard-earned money, and buy it. Here’s why:
On each and every page you’ll find out why we all from time to time have acted in unethical ways. Perhaps knowingly, perhaps not. At the end of the day, it all boils down to how acting unethically ultimately effects or infects our self-esteem and self-worth.
ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL, Erin’s cell phone rang (go figure). Her best friend had just broken up with her boyfriend, and she asked Erin to skip the first class of the day to comfort her. Reluctantly, Erin agreed, and they met at the local coffee house. Erin, a 4.0 GPA student and senior class president, was promptly busted, which led to a three-day suspension and a request from the school principal to step down from the position of class president because of her unethical behavior. On top of that, her parents pulled her cell phone for four weeks and grounded her for the same period of time (four weeks is like a lifetime to a teenager).
What happened to Erin on her way to school happens to each and every one of us each and every day—we find ourselves in a trap of