It may sound cliché, it may sound trite, but walking the moral high ground is no small matter. It is ultimately the right thing to do. People will respect you for doing it, and you will preserve your self-respect. Some things are not worth losing at any price. Tim Cook (Apple CEO) echoed similar advice when he addressed the George Washington University graduating class last May (Mark Glassman, ed., “Commencement Wisdom 2015,” Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/1/15–6/7/15, p. 25):

Your challenge is to find work that pays the rent, puts food on the table, and lets you do what is right and good and just.

Doing what is right, good, and just . . . I have a feeling that will keep most of us busy the rest of our lives.

About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Tyco Integrated Security at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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