will analyze yourself in relation to your ethical dispositions and beliefs. You
will then explicate the three primary ethical concepts that you would try to
instill in your own workforce were you to run a company or manage people.
are two parts to this assignment. First, you will analyze yourself in relation
to a number of questions about your personal ethical beliefs, values, and
goals. This portion of the journal will be completed by answering the questions
under “Personal Profile” below. In the second portion of the assignment, you
will also explain the three fundamental principles you would use to guide a
company that you owned or began, and then you will explain why you find those
principles the most important for running a company.
answer all questions in detail. Because this journal is worth 5% of your final
grade, there is a high expectation for your participation. Grades for the
journals are based on content, critical engagement, quality of reflection, and
detail. Please submit the completed journal via the Assignment Basket found in
the Week Three Journal tab on the left navigation toolbar by Day 7.
Describe and conduct
research on yourself (Sachteleben, n.d.). Reflect on the following questions and
explain your answers to these attributes and questions in paragraph form.
your personality (choose 3 power words)
your primary ethical perspectives.
are the ways that you try to live an ethically good life and why do you think
that these ways are the best ways?
free to include ethical theory and analysis that you have learned about in your
study of the text and articles.
are your primary values?
specific activities reflect your primary values? (e.g., “saving money to help
the needy” or “protecting the environment”)
are your primary beliefs about life and the way that you interact in your place
of business or work?
causes do you participate or hope to participate in?
are your pet peeves?
are your goals, dreams, or plans for the future both professionally as well as
you ever had any unusual experiences? (e.g., “Worked in the peace corps in the
Sudan,” “Went to school in Germany,” “Survived a severe storm,” “Met a famous
person,” “Home-schooled my kids.”)
you belong to any groups or have any affiliations that help to orient your
M. (n.d.). How to write a profile: Online or off, write about your personal
goals and skills. Retrieved from http://www.howtodothings.com/computers/how-to-write-a-personal-profile
Reflection Prompt for Personal Profile Activity
you have completed your personal analysis, please reflect on the following and
provide your thoughts in paragraph form.
- If you were running a
business, what are the three ethical virtues or principles that you would use
to create the optimally ethical environment for your company?
- Please explain why you chose
each virtue or principle and how it would foster good business. Feel free
to be creative here and to not abide by common standards of morality if
you do not think that it is important to abide by certain standards in
business. For example, you might claim that honesty is the best policy. However,
someone might claim that it would actually be best to foster deception in
order to maximize profits. Either way, explain why you chose the various