Sunday, February 19, 2006

Is your CEO lying?

Last week,RadioShack Corp. chief executive officer David Edmondson admitted that he lied about his academic record on his resumé.!

What's the fallout when a senior executive is caught fudging a resumé? It's not just the individual whose reputation is at risk, but also the company's.

"The CEO is also the chief ethical officer. People aren't just looking at what he says, but also at what he does." says Peggy Cunningham, marketing and ethics professor at Queen's University.

"Up to 90 per cent of people have some kind of hyperbole in their resumé.But when individuals push the limits of hyperbole and lie, they need to recognize the impact of losing your integrity is not something that can easily be won back", Cunningham said.

"That's particularly true, if you are the chief executive officer."
Read the article here.


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