Powerful people can choose to undermine or elevate morality in their sphere of influence and authority. Why do some succumb to the dark side of power?
This course explores the complex relationship between power and morality in our own times. It illustrates enduring ethical principles through recent examples of prominent leaders who rationalized or ignored their abuses of power and disrespected fundamental ethics. This session uses findings from modern science to explain why and how power heightens self-focus and indulges unethical tendencies. It also demonstrates how the universal law of reciprocity guarantees a countering desire and effort to exact consequences from offenders.
Whether you aspire to be influential or already possess authority, understanding the insidious side of power and influence can help you walk the tightrope of leadership accountability without falling into an abyss of consequences.
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Diane D. White, MBA, CPA, CMA, is a finance and accounting executive with 39 years of control and business leadership expertise in both large and small for-profit and non-profit corporations. She served several Fortune 50 corporations as Division Controller for 25 years before becoming a CFO for nonprofits and small businesses. Diane recently retired as CFO of Workforce Resource, a nationwide mortgage finance service provider. She and her husband Jim reside in Beaufort, SC where she enjoys volunteer work, teaching, consulting, writing, and a wide array of Lowcountry outdoor pleasures.