September 2015
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The Public Manager

Ethics, Compliance, and Rules … Oh My!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Professionals in the public sector have a responsibility to enact and enforce rules. But compliance with rules—even good ones—isn’t the same as ethics.

Who would willingly accept a position as a department manager, director, or elected official with the aim to do the job poorly? No one. Rather, professionals desire to be good at what they do—to be a good manager, a good leader, or a good colleague. This raises the question: What does it take to be a good professional?


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