Can You Be Trusted?

March 4, 2010
Although the article "Can You be Trusted?" by Harrison Barnes in JobsJournal.com targets attorneys, it makes many good points we can all take to heart: "This is more important than any other single question. Regardless of how motivated you ...

Although the article "Can You be Trusted?" by Harrison Barnes in JobsJournal.com targets attorneys, it makes many good points we can all take to heart:

"This is more important than any other single question. Regardless of how motivated you are, regardless of where you went to school, regardless of your work history, if you slip up in this area, you might as well forget about a good career in any profession.

Certainly, there are many people who rise quickly by playing fast and loose with the rules. I've seen this more times than I can count during my career. Nevertheless, when all is said and done, no matter how far an individual gets, they almost always come crashing down if they are not trustworthy. When this happens, it's major. Careers end.

I used to teach professional responsibility at a law school. In this class, like in most professional responsibility classes, we spent a lot of time going over the rules and debating various ethical questions. Personally, when I took this class in law school, I believed it was somewhat of a blow-off, just like most of my fellow students. However, this article is about the consequences of dishonesty, not a blow-off discussion of professional responsibility."

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