quote by John F. Kennedy

No responsibility of government is more fundamental than the responsibility of maintaining the highest standard of ethical behavior for those who conduct the public business.

— John F. Kennedy

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Business ethics quote You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization.

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.

Business ethics quote Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should n

Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.

The advantages of having decisions made by groups are often lost because of powerful psychological pressures that arise when the members work closely together, share the same set of values and, above all, face a crisis situation that puts everyone under intense stress

The business of business should not be about money.

It should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed

There is no such thing as business ethics.

There is only one kind -- you have to adhere to the highest standards.

Business ethics quote People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.

People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.

Play fair, be prepared for others to play dirty, and don't let them drag you into the mud.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.

Equal interchange of goods and service between buyer and seller is the keynote of tomorrow's business world when the vision of the modern business man awakens him to the wisdom of writing that policy into his code of ethics.

Business ethics quote Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

He or she must be successful in economic terms, but always within an ethical framework. Whether his or her constituency is a corporation and its shareholders or the customers in a small and privately held business, his or her first responsibility is to serve that constituency.

You cannot choose your battlefield, The Gods do that for you;

But you can plant a standard Where a standard never flew.

To be an ethical leader is indeed to be different.

This kind of leader acknowledges the complexity of running a responsible business, yet tries to do it anyway.

Business ethics quote Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new on

Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.

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We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems.

To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.

One of the most depressing features of the ethical side of the matter is that instead of such methods arousing contempt they are more or less openly admired. And this is logical. Canonise 'business success,' and men who made a success like that of the Standard Oil Trust become national heroes!

Business ethics quote Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also grow

Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.

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When the nazis came to power, I looked to the universities that prided themselves upon their intellectual freedom, and they failed me. I looked to the German press, which prided itself on the freedom of the press, and it failed me. Until at last the churches stood alone, and that for which I once had little regard earned my respect.

Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.

Corporate Social Responsibility is a hard-edged business decision.

Not because it is a nice thing to do or because people are forcing us to do it because it is good for our business

Business ethics quote Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't

Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.

As Ive progressed in my career, Ive come to appreciate -- and really value -- the other attributes that define a companys success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making.

In the ethical sense, propaganda bears the same relation to education as to business or politics. It may be abused. It may be used to over-advertise an institution and to create in the public mind artificial values. There can be no absolute guarantee against its misuse.

Living up to your commitments is part of business ethics. My word is my bond.

Business ethics quote My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me

My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

A lot of people think big business in America is a bad thing.

I think it's a really good thing. Most people in business are ethical, hard-working, good people. And it's a meritocracy.

It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.

Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics and that there are no easy shortcuts to success. Their companies need ethics carefully sewn into their fabric.

Business ethics quote Either get busy living or get busy dying.

Either get busy living or get busy dying.

It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.

If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won't crumble.

A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.

Business ethics quote Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.

Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.

The unhappy theory of business ethics is this: you have a fiduciary responsibility to maximize profit. Period. To do anything other than that is to cheat your investors. And in a competitive world, you don't have much wiggle room here.

A business is seldom if ever built up except on lines of strictest integrity.

He [Donald Trump] is got no ethics when it comes to business and can they turn this story line, talk to his white working class base and say, he`s hired illegal immigrants. He doesn`t look out for you. He`s taking your kids money at Trump University and he is being accused of fraud.

Business ethics quote I think I need to keep being creative not to prove anything but because it makes

I think I need to keep being creative not to prove anything but because it makes me happy just to do it... I think trying to be creative, keeping busy, has a lot to do with keeping you alive.

Many business leaders are asking fundamental questions about what business they're in, why they are doing it and how it can be used as a means of healing human and natural communities.

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work!

If you want to get something done, give it to a busy man.

There's no such thing as business ethics;

there's just ethics. And ethics makes no concessions for the real or imagined necessities of making a profit.

The market has no morality

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