Professionalism And Ethics: A Missed Connection?

THE ETHICAL ENTREPRENEURWhat Does Professionalism Mean To You?

Does it mean, seeing yourself as expert, as leader, as authority, as role model?
You certainly think like that.
You see yourself as person who has knowledge and intelligence and does the own work with excellence.
In a paper on Professionalism and Moral Behavior, Maryam Kouchaki of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, tests the hypothesis that an emphasis on one’s professional identity and work has a greater likelihood of an individual engaging in unethical behavior.
Based on evidence from her lab studies and employee surveys, Kouchaki concludes that priming professionalism may actually lead to increased misbehavior.
There are certainly people who excuse their own misbehavior with the thinking:

“I’m a professional, I would never make a decision that isn’t in the best interest of my client.”

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This research does not mean that all professionals are leading and acting unethically.
However, we can learn from that!

Karin Sebelin
Karin Sebelinhttps://www.karinsebelin.com/
ENTREPRENEUR, Author, Contributing Writer, Personal Branding Coach for "Becoming a Key Person of Trust (KPT)", Trust Expert, Founder and Trainer of the Key Person of Trust Academy and Motivational Speaker Karin has been a successful entrepreneur since 2011 – she sees trust as the foundation for happiness. She began her career as CEO of Presse-Service Karin Sebelin and had huge success on the English platform Ecademy with blogging, engagement, and collaboration. She coaches (beginning) entrepreneurs on trust and branding and shows them how to become a "Key Person of Trust (KPT)". She has published her 4th book about trust and branding with the title THE NEXT REVOLUTION IN BRANDING - BECOMING A KEY PERSON OF TRUST. Her websites: karinsebelin.com | keypersonoftrust.de | keypersonoftrust.academy

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JaneAnderson
JaneAnderson

Interesting. “I’M A PROFESSIONAL, I WOULD NEVER MAKE A DECISION THAT ISN’T IN THE BEST INTEREST OF MY CLIENT.” I new form of stories we tell ourselves that might not lead to the best interest of anyone. Thanks, Karin.

Karin Sebelin
Karin Sebelin

Thank you for your appreciation of my article, Jane …we excuse our bad behavior with a perfect behavior … that is not good !

Best regards, Jane!

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