Ethics or Character: Which Determines Your Success?

by Chris Dardis

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recently conducted a poll to examine the relationship between ethics and success at work. The results showed that 73% of respondents believe ethical behavior leads to success, 14% believe the concepts are unrelated, and 13% believe success may require some ethical compromise.

Ethics are defined as moral principles that govern behavior, while character refers to the mental and moral qualities of a person. We utilize our character every day in even the smallest decisions.

If we are governed by our character, why are some decisions so difficult?

David Brooks believes it’s because humans are made up of two parts: an external being and an internal how it might affect your success, read my full post in the University of St. Thomas’s Newsroom.

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