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The Hardest Ethical Dilemma! Why Revenge Will Always Backfire, featuring Bob Mims and Don Minges

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics
Don Minges, MBA |  Bob Mims, CPA
Course Levels:
1 Hour
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.


Tags: Ethics Hour


We believe in fairness. When others do wrong, and their action hurts us - the natural reaction is to fight back and seek retribution. Simple human nature and we are all human. We want fairness and want to fight back, but this is one of the toughest ethical dilemmas we all face.  What should we do and what we do are not always the same. What if being nice, or specifically being a positive best version of yourself, makes you a more effective leader?   Ethical leadership is effective leadership.  That’s what Dr. Cohen, noted psychologist, transformational speaker, executive coach, and author of Be The Sun, Not The Salt, has been teaching organizations to do for years. Dr. Cohen’s work is based on scientific studies of human behavior broken down into simple, easily digestible pillars structured around the Heliotropic Effect.  In this webcast we will discuss Dr. Cohen’s path to this work, what the Heliotropic Effect is, and how Be The Sun, Not The Salt is the perfect reminder to Do More of That every day.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • To better understand the human desire for justice and how it can lead us to unethical choices

Major Subjects
  • The quest for fairness
  • Human nature
    1. Our natural reaction
    2. Selfishness
    3. Conflicts of interest
    4. Equity
    5. Justice
  • How is the Golden Rule misused?
  • The allure of revenge and how it destroys?
  • Understanding rationalizations
  • How the “Integrity and Objectivity Rule” will lead to better decisions?

Course Materials


Don Minges, MBA's Profile

Don Minges, MBA Related Seminars and Products

Don Minges, MBA, is a fractional CFO who works in diverse industries at various development stages.  His expertise is in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis.  Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has invested equity capital into promising businesses.  He has served on the Board of Directors for many firms.  He graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

Bob Mims, CPA's Profile

Bob Mims, CPA Related Seminars and Products

Bob Mims, CPA, is an entrepreneur and accounting/management executive based in Memphis, TN. He has served as a financial consultant across various industries in the role of planning, modeling and CFO capacities.  Bob has had the privilege of serving as chair on an AICPA committee and on two FASB advisory committees.  During his ten years with the accounting firm KPMG, he was selected national instructor of the year on three occasions. 
Bob graduated from the University of Mississippi, and enjoys outdoor sports with his wife, 5 children, 2 service dogs, and a 20-pound cat named ‘Squirt’.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer Don Minges & Bob Minges
Designed For All
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 06/13/24
Date Added to Catalog 04/23/2024

Additional Information

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Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 2


Katherine H - Forney, Texas

"Bob and Don are wonderful presenters. They keep the flow going and the conversation interesting. Thank you for all you do for us! I appreciate you both very much!"