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Conclusion

Unethical behavior sometimes has short-run advantages and long-term costs. It damages a company’s reputation both with customers and good managers who might otherwise have wanted to work there. It shows people that all is fair in love, war, and business, and it impedes a corporate culture of cooperation and honesty.

The paths to unethical behavior are varied (see Table 6-1 and Table 6-2). Some who engage in unethical behavior are severely narcissistic and believe that laws and rules were made for others, not for superior beings such as them. Others have a degree of narcissistic traits and a greater willingness to eschew the rules than most of us have. Others are average people who succumb to pressures—which becomes easier to do with time. The path back to integrity is harder than the slide into unethical behavior.


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