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The Law of Small Things : Creating a Habit of Integrity in a Culture of Mistrust.

Author: Stuart H Brody
Publisher: Oakland : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated, 2019.
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Refuting the usual definitions of integrity, this book will demonstrate how to practice truthfulness in order to build trust and to create a habit of integrity that can transform our lives and our nation. --
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Brody, Stuart H.
Law of Small Things : Creating a Habit of Integrity in a Culture of Mistrust.
Oakland : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart H Brody
ISBN: 9781523098149 1523098147 9781523098156 1523098155
OCLC Number: 1079007616
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Your IQ (Integrity Quotient): A Quiz; Introduction; I.A Short Story about a ""Chicago Politician; II. Another Story about Politicians and about Us; III. What Does It Mean to Practice Integrity?; IV. The Pitfalls of Human Reasoning; V. The Illusion of Moral Competence; VI. Reimagining Integrity as a Habit of Discerning Promises; VII. Practicing Integrity as a Habit of Keeping Promises; VIII. Integrity: What's in It for Me?; IX. The Practices of Transformation; X.A New Definition of Integrity; XI. A Reader's Guide to the Laws PART ONE THE ILLUSION OF INCONSEQUENCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE1 An Inconsequential Untruth; 2 The Small Evasions of Everyday Life; 3 Free Dinner on a Friend's Expense Account; 4 The Truth about Lying; 5 To Thine Own Self Be True; 6 Freedom Is No Bargain; 7 Just Do the Right Thing; 8 Hogging a Table at Starbucks; 9 Retaliation and the Practice of Integrity; PART TWO SELF-INTEREST AND THE VEIL OF CONVENIENCE; 10 The Trip of a Lifetime; 11 The Crippling Use of Handicap Permits; 12 A Contest of Wills; 13 Your Cousin's Keeper; 14 Taking Stock of Your Portfolio; 15 Into Thin Air 16 Your Obstinate Car Mechanic17 Coping with Copyright Laws and Other Pesky Implied Promises; PART THREE SURVIVAL AND COLLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE; 18 Your Coworker's Impending Layoff; 19 Purveying Falsehood for a Living; 20 Pressure to Make Quota; 21 Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace; 22 Your Company's New Mission Statement; 23 Bribing Foreign Officials; 24 How Do You Know When You Don't Know That You Don't Know?; 25 ""I Meant to Put in a Good Word for You; I Really Did.; PART FOUR SELF- INTEREST AND LOYALTY VERSUS TRUTH IN AMERICAN POLITICS 26 The Lying Truth about Negative Campaign Advertisements27 Break Your Promise and Run for a Third Term; 28 The Dysfunction of Partisanship; 29 Paying Special Attention to a Campaign Contributor; 30 Failing to Prepare for a Vote or a Meeting; 31 ""I've Just Had It with This Guy.; Afterword; Notes; Glossary of Terms Used in the Practice of Integrity; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; About the Author

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Refuting the usual definitions of integrity, this book will demonstrate how to practice truthfulness in order to build trust and to create a habit of integrity that can transform our lives and our nation. --

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