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The Book of Hard Choices

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Publisher : Currency
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ISBN 10 : 9780767926300
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Book of Hard Choices PDF Full Free by James A. Autry and published by Currency. This book was released on 2006-12-26 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “There are a thousand acts of duplicity and dishonesty every day, some large and some small, some of which undoubtedly take place in your workplace. The question for all of us is, ‘Are we going to resist or just play along the path of least resistance?’ The first hard choice a person of integrity must make is to choose to live, both personally and professionally, in a way that embodies integrity. The power of this book comes from the real-life, in-the-workplace experiences that these executives have been so generously willing to share. None had easy choices, but that’s the point: Integrity is not about easy choices, it’s about the courage to make the right choices.” —From The Book of Hard Choices All of us like to think that, in any given situation, we’d act with integrity and do the right thing. But what happens when we get to work each morning? Do the same rules we follow in our personal lives apply to our work lives? The lines between right and wrong become blurred when we must weigh our obligations to our employer against our own ideas about what is right and wrong. Should altruism trump profit, even to the detriment of the organization? When should you step in to protect an employee and when should the employee be left to take the heat? If the CEO is up to some unethical accounting, should you always risk your job—and the company’s reputation—to sound the alarm? These are the hard choices, the dilemmas that put your integrity to the test and require you to look beyond organizational policy and industry precedents to find an answer that reflects your personal sense of justice. The Book of Hard Choices goes to the heart of these difficult decisions. James Autry and Peter Roy, experienced executives themselves, interviewed numerous leaders about the tough decisions they’ve made on the job. They spoke with people like former Starbucks president Howard Behar, Iowa Cubs owner Michael Gartner, and Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa as well as entrepreneurs, military officials, members of the clergy, and a whole host of leaders. The authors dig into the thinking process these people went through, as well as the emotional strain, the self-doubt, and the fear of a wrong decision’s impact on their business, family, or coworkers. Not everyone in this book made the right choice, but all of them were forced to examine their values and make decisions in complicated circumstances. The result is hard-won wisdom on how to navigate the ethical gray-areas of work life—from daily challenges to possible career ending choices—and make the best possible decisions in the most difficult situations.


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Hard Choices Or No Choices

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Publisher : Institute of Public Administration of Canada
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ISBN 10 : 0920715370
Pages : 204 pages
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Hard Choices

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521386306
Pages : 250 pages
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Hard Choices

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Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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ISBN 10 : 9789812309143
Pages : 398 pages
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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780520057456
Pages : 312 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781471131530
Pages : 656 pages
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Hard Choices

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Publisher : Atlantic Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781838951825
Pages : 272 pages
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Hard Choices

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Publisher : NUS Press
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ISBN 10 : 9789971698164
Pages : 253 pages
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Hard Choices

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781442612525
Pages : 270 pages
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015039035103
Pages : 272 pages
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Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781554580811
Pages : 282 pages
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Hard Choices

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ISBN 10 : 9781461637219
Pages : 336 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781472081186
Pages : 192 pages
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Hard Choices, Hard Questions

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Publisher : Creators Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781942448846
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Bad Habits, Hard Choices

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ISBN 10 : 9781907994524
Pages : 130 pages
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Hard Choices, Easy Answers

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ISBN 10 : 9780691220192
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Hard Choices, Easy Answers PDF Full Free by R. Michael Alvarez and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-06 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Those who seek to accurately gauge public opinion must first ask themselves: Why are certain opinions highly volatile while others are relatively fixed? Why are some surveys affected by question wording or communicative medium (e.g., telephone) while others seem immune? In Hard Choices, Easy Answers, R. Michael Alvarez and John Brehm develop a new theory of response variability that, by reconciling the strengths and weaknesses of the standard approaches, will help pollsters and scholars alike better resolve such perennial problems. Working within the context of U.S. public opinion, they contend that the answers Americans give rest on a variegated structure of political predispositions--diverse but widely shared values, beliefs, expectations, and evaluations. Alvarez and Brehm argue that respondents deploy what they know about politics (often little) to think in terms of what they value and believe. Working with sophisticated statistical models, they offer a unique analysis of not just what a respondent is likely to choose, but also how variable those choices would be under differing circumstances. American public opinion can be characterized in one of three forms of variability, conclude the authors: ambivalence, equivocation, and uncertainty. Respondents are sometimes ambivalent, as in attitudes toward abortion or euthanasia. They are often equivocal, as in views about the scope of government. But most often, they are uncertain, sure of what they value, but unsure how to use those values in political choices.


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Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135856182
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics PDF Full Free by David E. Boeyink and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-04-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book teaches students how to make the difficult ethical decisions that journalists routinely face. By taking a case-based approach, the authors argue that the best way to make an ethical decision is to look closely at a particular situation, rather than looking first to an abstract set of ethical theories or principles. This book goes beyond the traditional approaches of many other journalism textbooks by using cases as the starting point for building ethical practices. Casuistry, the technical name of such a method, develops provisional guidelines from the bottom up by reasoning analogically from an "easy" ethical case (the "paradigm") to "harder" ethical cases. Thoroughly grounded in actual experience, this method admits more nuanced judgments than most theoretical approaches.


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