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The Elements of Ethics for Professionals

The Elements of Ethics for Professionals

W. Brad Johnson and Charles R. Ridley

St. Martin's Press



From the authors of Elements of Mentoring, this handy guide pulls the existing research on the delicate balance of professional ethics into one concise source.

Johnson and Ridley explore seventy-five of the most important and pithy truths for supervisors in all fields, including questions of integrity, loyalty, justice, respect, and delivering one's best in the business environment. The authors delve into all aspects of ethical conduct, including:

-- Excellence in the workplace
-- Dignity & respect
-- Compassion for co-workers
-- Coercion & power
-- Self-reliance and fidelity
-- Ethical decision-making and morality

Succinct and comprehensive, with examples and takeaway advice, The Elements of Ethics for Professionals is a must-have for any professional or business leader striving to create an ethical workplace.


Praise for The Elements of Ethics for Professionals

“Jam-packed with exciting offers practical applications using exemplary case studies...gem of a resource.” —Mary H. Guindon, School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, Johns Hopkins University on The Elements of Mentoring

“Destined to become a classic due to its concise approach and timeless value...This excellent book has the potential to bring out your best: read it!” —Leadership & Organization Development Journal on The Elements of Mentoring

“A must-have reference for every professional who deals in the gray area of deciding what is right and what is wrong. Johnson and Ridley provide a handy resource for the novice as well as the seasoned professional.” —Aine Donovan, Executive Director, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College

“While we would all say we want to be ethical leaders, we are often uncertain about exactly what it means to be ethical, and how we can take clear positive steps in a gray world. "Elements of Ethics" is an excellent tool for helping us sort out these important issues. We learn best through stories and this book provides many real-world stories to outline the ethical challenges in which we find ourselves. I highly recommend reading this book.” —Michael J. Duncan, Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Doctors, The Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University

“This book represents a practical approach to ethical principles and practices in various professions. The authors write in a clear style, using a number of cases to illustrate key themes in each chapter. It is clear that Drs. Johnson and Ridley have drawn upon their experiences and wisdom in creating a brief and useful book. They have identified many ethical dilemmas and provide thoughtful discussions of ways to practice both ethically and effectively.” —Gerald Corey, Ed.D., Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, ABPP Professor Emeritus of Human Services, California State University at Fullerton

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About the author

W. Brad Johnson and Charles R. Ridley

W. Brad Johnson is professor of psychology at the U.S. Naval Academy and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Business and Education at Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Annapolis, MD. Charles R. Ridley is professor of Counseling Psychology at Texas A & M University and Co-Director, Research Core of the university's Center for the Study of Health Disparities. He lives in College Station, Texas.

W. Brad Johnson

Charles R. Ridley

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