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Keep a List of Unethical Things You’ll Never Do

Harvard Business

Management is about commitment, execution, and follow-through. A major fraud, for example, can begin as a minor shortfall that a fund manager or auditor decides (or is convinced) to hide. In Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me ), Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson discuss cognitive dissonance, in which people feel great distress when they see that they’d behaved at odds with their beliefs and values. HBR STAFF.