It usually comes down to what may be expedient, most likely to occur or even, “What’s in it for me?” I found the above Dilbert cartoon, shared from tumblr, as an example of how we may inadvertently show ourselves as not demonstrating integrity, as in, “When is Right, right?”
Described as the most active public Philosopher in America, Tom Morris, explains that,
“The distinction between what is right and what is easy is one of the most important contrasts that can guide us in our lives and in our careers.”
If we are uncomfortable, uneasy or afraid to take the right step, we place roadblocks to do what is right in our actions at work. We may even “self-sabotage” ourselves in our careers because we do not trust in our abilities. Even though the cartoon character, shown above, was labeled as a work avoider and gave an “only if than” response, he quickly recognized it was wrong, then ran to make it right.
However, you Choose Who You Want to be Known As, be true to yourself in your decisions. Have a great Day!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach
Notes: Morris, Tom. If Harry Potter Ran General Electric, Leadership Wisdom from the World of Wizards. Currency Doubleday Publisher (2006), page 159.