One characteristic of people with integrity is the ability to care for others and to foster good rel - One characteristic of people with integrity is

One characteristic of people with integrity is the ability to care for others and to foster good rel

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One characteristic of people with integrity is the ability to care for others and to foster good relationships. Caring for others is more than having sympathetic feelings for them; it requires that one take concrete action to look after the needs of others. Caring for others and fostering good relationships go together for two reasons. First, humans are essentially social creatures—we live and work in groups and most of us would be absolutely miserable if we didn’t have meaningful relationships. So caring about persons means caring about their relationships. Second, we cannot accomplish many of the tasks we need to undertake unless we can foster good relationships. This includes the task of giving care to others. Let’s start with an example and see how caring works. Doug is concerned with trying to salvage an account and wants to send someone to visit the client. Kien is the most likely candidate since he has a good working relationship with the client, but he is scheduled to visit another client on a much bigger account.
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  • Spring '11
  • LBernasconi
  • Doug, good relationships, MARTIN HOFFMAN, Foster good relationships, basic empathic distress

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