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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:36 PM

Ethics training, Marine Corps style.


These spoiled executive types are in for a shock when they attend ethics training program done the Marine Corps way.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/01/28/marine-business-training/1870569/

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Reply Ethics training, Marine Corps style. (Original post)
Brigid Jan 2013 OP
Recursion Jan 2013 #1
Brigid Jan 2013 #2
ROBROX Jan 2013 #3
Uncle Joe Jan 2013 #4

Response to Brigid (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:45 PM

1. Ooh! My platoon used to do stuff like that in Quantico

I don't remember business leaders but we had some LEO and State Department people come through (and we did money laundering rather than forced weddings).

Stuff like that was a really cool thing about being stationed there, along with the unofficial permission to make life hell for the young lieutenants in TBS.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:21 PM

2. Didn't make it to Quantico.

Was in Parris Island, Okinawa, and Camp Lejeune. I heard Quantico was beautiful, though.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:08 PM

3. THIS LESSON PRACTICE SEEMS TO BE DO NOT GET INVOLVED

 

Therefore the ethics learned are ZERO. These people get to play SOLDIER like some little boys, but they may end up being the MONEY PUSHERS versus the HERO'S.

I guess our government had very little success with teaching soldiers in other countries to be KILLERS without teaching ETHICS. Now they want to repeat the process in this country but give SUITS guns and an experience which can be blown up to support doing BAD THINGS in their future.

This veteran knows the military just wants people to take orders and NOT THINK. This course for suits seems to do this and erase ETHICS.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:10 PM

4. I would agree but "3 days" hardly seems like a trip to Hell and back.

That's a holiday weekend.



Mile was part of a group of executives who came to the Marine Corps base here as part of a three-day course to learn ethical leadership from combat leaders. In the wake of the Enron debacle, the collapse of Lehman Bros., Bernard Madoff and other moral lapses, business schools are re-examining ethics training. Traditionally, business schools have taught the skills needed to maximize profits, and given short shrift to softer subjects, such as ethics.



Thanks for the thread, Brigid.

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