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Tips for Managing your Business Morals

Checking your ethics

Imagine you’re a consultant and you notice a few eyebrow-raising behaviors, such as a colleague who misuses a client’s meal stipend or an executive who screams inappropriately at his staff. Should you step in and speak up?

For consultants, especially those starting out, the tug of war of values and loyalties among clients, colleagues, and partners can present ethical issues that can be difficult to manage, said David Fubini, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School.

"You are an adviser. You are not an employee of the company you are advising," said Fubini, who spent 34 years working at McKinsey, serving as managing director of the Boston office and leader of the global merger integration practice during that period. "These dilemmas will happen, and they will happen faster and sooner than you expect."

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