Recommendation Letter To Dean Palascak – Essay Example
November 2, Dear Dean Palascak, I write in regards to the CBA. You and I both know it to be one of the finest institutes in the of Pennsylvania. Nevertheless, we must continue to do our best to improve it. There are a number of ideas I have with that in mind.
In my opinion integrity is the most pressing leadership issue of today. To me it means having sound moral principles and being honest and upright. In our contemporary world it is clear we have a serious lack of these important principles. It is vitally important that the next generation of business leaders have integrity. But it is not enough to say that it is important to have integrity—we must take steps to instil it where it is lacking. I believe CBA should adopt Carter’s Three Step Integrity Model.
To begin with step one: discerning what is right and what is wrong is not an innate behavior or characteristic; it is learned. Education is key to building up this moral faculty. This faculty is built up through experience and through principles. In a country as politically complicated and as diverse as the United States, this takes a lot of work. We can’t shirk from hard work; we must embrace it.
Step two: Sometimes integrity means acting on what you have discerned, even at personal cost. In our society, one would call a person who discerns and acts on what they have witnessed or experienced a “snitch”. Many times in the justice arena a person who has witnessed a crime or an altercation, definitely could inform at personal cost—whether jeopardizing their lives or the lives of loved ones.
Step three involves saying openly that you are acting on your understanding of right from wrong. Even if it costs you personally, it is important to be honest.
It might be useful to create a program at the CBA that specifically deals with this integrity model and passes it on to the next generation.