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Unformatted text preview: Ethical Issues Within a 1 Ethical Issues Within a Business MGT 216 University of Phoenix Ethical Issues Within a Business Ethical Issues Within a 2 Leading by example is a business strategy that fosters team spirit and inspires others to achieve their dreams. By developing a stringent work ethic, within a business or corporation, many owners of those businesses or companies could have a thriving organization, (Maxwell, 2005). But few businesses have failed to come up with a system of ethics, which eventually creates issues within the organization. According to, (Ferrell, 2009), business ethics is a form of applied ethics that examines ethical principles and moral or ethical problems that arise in a business environment. In some cases, there are many cases of ethical problems, which have also affected the community. Discussed, will be the case of Washington, D.C. Mayor, Adrian Fenty, breaking the law while bike riding with his team, Baltimore Mayor, Sheila Dixon, who was recently convicted for theft and embezzlement, and lobbyist Jack Abramoff who was convicted of fraud, bribery, and tax evasion. This paper will give emphasis to an explanation of these three examples of ethical issues within today’s environment that could affect the community and organization, and a complete understanding of business ethics. Footage was shot of D.C. Mayor, Adrian Fenty, cycling with his team on Clara Barton Parkway, located in Washington, D.C. Fenty usually trained with the Velo Cycling Team on the streets of D.C. and Maryland a few times a week. According to, (Voiland, 2009), bicycles are not permitted on that particular parkway; because the speed limit is 50 miles per hour. Not only was the mayor violating federal regulations by illegally riding his bike on the Parkway, Fenty was also questioned for the misuse of his security detail, which was seen, during the time, running red lights and blocking traffic during the morning rush hour commute. It is unknown how many times Fenty violated Ethical Issues Within a 3...
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- Spring '10
- Ethics , Jack Abramoff, Sheila Dixon, baltimore mayor