How often have you been confronted by a decision for which an answer feels uneasy? How often has hindsight shown you that a different decision than the one you took was probably a better choice. And if you're honest with yourself probably all the time, not only in your professional life, but in your personal life as well. I'm Blair cook. And I'm Jen Nicholson. And we're both professional accountants by training and partners and executive finance.
In this course, we look at developing your ethical intelligence. Now before you yawn and click away to somewhere else. consider for a moment times where we have all regretted decisions we've made in our personal lives. Maybe we had one too many drinks and regretted that decision the next day, in our professional lives. Maybe we didn't reconcile an account and it turns out that there was an error in our financial statements, or maybe we just turned a blind eye to someone else's bad behavior. Sometimes the implications of poor judgment only hurt ourselves, but often there are further reaching implications.
We may not have considered, you may be hurting your own future your family, your co workers, your shareholders and lenders, or even the general public. When you wish you had the opportunity for a do over, it's an indication that your ethical intelligence could use further development. The further you go with your career, the more highly developed the need for ethical intelligence. Ethical intelligence is in part awareness of ethical situations that happen all around us every day. Sure, and most of you think these types of decisions happen infrequently, but the reality is quite the opposite. In this course, you will experience firsthand numerous case studies of ethical lapses.
And coming out of these lessons, you will learn approaches you can apply in your own world. However, what Jen and I find equally as interesting was success stories where strong ethics in individuals and organizations can lead to another point of competitive advantage. You can use these success stories to inspire, motivate and give you a model to aspire towards. There are four reasons courses to developing your ethical intelligence in this series that are cumulatively going to give you four hours of ethics training. In the first course we look at developing your ethical intelligence. In the second course, we're going to provide you with a decision making framework for working through these sorts of gray situations.
In the third, we look at the traps and pitfalls that might start you down a path of ethical decay. And in the fourth and final course, we look at the role of corporate culture and ethics. Blair and I are really excited to share with you what we've learned and seen about ethical intelligence. So join us now to get started.