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1 1 “ ” The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Trustworthiness PILLAR ONE

2 2 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Trustworthiness Embodies Four Ethical Principles Integrity Honesty Promise-Keeping Loyalty

3 3 “ ” The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Every lie or deception is like a time bomb...

4 4 “ ” The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute People of character understand the importance of trust and pursue a life that makes them worthy of trust.

5 5 “ ” The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Trustworthiness Integrity

6 6 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Integrity Integrity is moral wholeness demonstrated by a consistency of: Thoughts – what we think Words – what we say Deeds – what we do Duties – what we should do

7 7 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute People With Integrity Don’t do anything they think is wrong Don’t lose heart if they fail

8 8 “ ” The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Do you have the heart to say no?

9 9 “ ” The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Trustworthiness Honesty

10 10 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Honesty There are two types of honesty: Communications Conduct

11 11 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Honesty: Communications Truthfulness – representing facts and intentions to the best of one’s knowledge Sincerity – being genuine without trickery or duplicity Candor – volunteering information another person would want to know; being frank, forthright, and open

12 12 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Honesty: Conduct Playing by the rules — no cheating Being trustworthy with others’ property — no stealing

13 13 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Honesty Do: Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth Be sincere Be forthright and candid Don’t: Lie Cheat Steal Be sneaky, tricky, or deceptive

14 14 “ ” The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Trustworthiness Promise-Keeping

15 15 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Promise-Keeping Promise-keeping is a vital moral aspect of reliability. Promises create duties beyond legal obligations. People have a right to rely on us to perform what we commit to do whether or not there is an enforceable obligation.

16 16 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Reliability and Promise- Keeping Keep your word. Honor your commitments. Be dependable — do what you’re supposed to do, return what you borrow, pay your debts. Show up where and when you’re supposed to. Be prepared — do your homework and bring what you need to do your work.

17 17 “ ” The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Trustworthiness Loyalty

18 18 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Loyalty Synonyms: fidelity, allegiance These denote faithfulness, as to a person or a cause. Fidelity implies the unfailing fulfillment of one's duties and obligations and strict adherence to vows or promises. Allegiance is faithfulness, as to a government or state to which one is subject. It is considered a duty.

19 19 The Six Pillars and Making Ethical Decisions © 2007 Josephson Institute Loyalty Do Stand by, stick up for, and protect your family, friends, school, and country Be a good friend Look out for those who care about you Keep secrets Don’t Betray a trust Let your friends hurt themselves Do anything wrong, even for a friend or so others will like you Ask a friend to do anything wrong Spread hurtful rumors or gossip


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