It can be lonely to stand up for what’s right. Quite frankly, it’s hard to remain true to your values when you’re pressured to abandon them, call out bad behavior when everyone looks the other way, and tell the truth when you know you’ll become the object of scorn. You may get bullied, ridiculed, cancelled,… [Read More]
10 Reasons Why People Ignore Their Conscience
In a World of Bad Behavior, a Call for Personal Accountability
To My Readers: I’m honored to republish, with permission, an article by Rodger Dean Duncan that first appeared in Forbes January 26, 2021. In it, he interviewed me about personal accountability. — Frank Sonnenberg In a World of Bad Behavior, A Call for Personal Accountability By Rodger Dean Duncan PhD with Frank Sonnenberg When I was… [Read More]
Is Morality a Thing of the Past?
In the good old days, people embraced values such as hard work, playing by the rules, and living with honor and integrity. Do parents still pass those values on to their kids or are they too busy to parent? Do leaders still notice how they’re influencing their followers or are they too self-absorbed to even… [Read More]
Listen to Your Conscience. That’s Why You Have One
It gives me great pleasure to introduce my new book — Listen to Your Conscience: That’s Why You Have One. It’s the product of a great deal of care and reflection and has been a year and a half in the making. Listen to Your Conscience. That’s Why You Have One. Some people spend their whole life… [Read More]
The Glue That Supports a Healthy Social Fabric
Our bridges, tunnels, and roadways are deteriorating and continue to be in serious decline. But what about other things that are corroding but aren’t as visible? For example, if you have tooth decay, and fail to address it, it will come back to bite you. The same holds true for the spirit and soul of… [Read More]
Are You Blurring the Line Between Right and Wrong?
What would happen if the line between right and wrong became blurred? Can you imagine a world in which cheating is acceptable, lying is tolerated, and stealing is a way of life? Imagine a world in which rules are ignored, laws are overlooked, and traditions are disregarded. People compromise their integrity partly because of selfishness,… [Read More]
Would You Do Something Unethical If You Could Get Away with It?
Lying, cheating, stealing. I assume you know the difference between right and wrong. The question is whether you abstain from those acts because you’re honorable or because you’re afraid of getting caught. Would you do something unethical if you could get away with it? Nobody, except the perpetrator, really knows why an unscrupulous act was… [Read More]