Walking the talk

The recent US college scandal only revealed the end of a long bribery scheme.

The same type of parental behavior exists with preschoolers. After all, the best way to get into Harvard is to first get into the “right” prep school. And for that, you need to get into the “right” middle school. And so on, so forth. Bribes are paid at every stage.

In your corporation, what “clubs” are employees dying to get into? A rotation program? Expat assignments? Executive ranks? What are they willing to do to get in there?

I’m sure the parents involved spent a lot of time telling their children about the importance of telling the truth. Just like corporations spend a lot of time communicating their values. But did any of them really mean it?

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