Recently during a workshop delivery, a delegate asked me to share a moment when my moral courage was challenged to do the right thing. I recalled an experience when I was faced with a difficult decision of remaining quiet during a tough sales negotiation with a senior colleague, or correcting a deliberate glaring error that my colleague had made that was influencing the clients buying decision in a very positive way. Correcting and embarrassing my colleague was forefront of my mind. I decided to wait for a break in our negotiations. During the break, I pointed out the error to my senior colleague,…it was determined to return to the negotiation table, share the mistake (at great cost to our deal), but secure the deal with our integrity intact. …..
I was reminded by a quote by Gordon B. Hinckley, he stated “The problem with most of us is that we are afraid to stand up for what we believe, to be witnesses for what is true and right. We want to do the right thing, but we are troubled by fears. So we sit back, and the world drifts about us, and society increasingly adopts attitudes and standards of behaviour that most of us do not approve of.” Consider your moral compass and to do the right thing! Your conscience will always be clear.