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Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution – and Why That's Good for All of Us

$34.99

$34.99

Silicon Valley expert and General Counsel of Airbnb, Robert Chesnut shows that companies that do not think seriously about a crucial element of corporate culture - integrity - are destined to fail.

Defining integrity is difficult. Once understood as 'telling the truth and keeping your word,' it was about following not just the letter but the spirit of the law. However, at a time when workplaces are becoming more diverse, global, and connected, silence about integrity creates ambiguities about right and wrong that make everyone uncertain, opening the door for the minority of people to rationalize selfish behaviour. Meanwhile, trust in most traditional institutions is at an all-time low and there's a dark cloud hovering over technology. And this is precisely where companies come in; as peoples' faith in establishments deteriorates, they're turning to their employer for stability.

In Intentional Integrity, Chesnut offers a six-step process for leaders to foster and manage a culture of integrity at work. He explains the rationale and legal context for the ethics and practices, and presents scenarios to illuminate the nuances of thinking deeply and objectively about workplace culture.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529048834
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 28/07/2020
  • Category: Economics, finance, business & management / Working patterns & practices
    Economics, finance, business & management / Business ethics & social responsibility
  • Imprint: Macmillan
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $34.99

Silicon Valley expert and General Counsel of Airbnb, Robert Chesnut shows that companies that do not think seriously about a crucial element of corporate culture - integrity - are destined to fail.

Defining integrity is difficult. Once understood as 'telling the truth and keeping your word,' it was about following not just the letter but the spirit of the law. However, at a time when workplaces are becoming more diverse, global, and connected, silence about integrity creates ambiguities about right and wrong that make everyone uncertain, opening the door for the minority of people to rationalize selfish behaviour. Meanwhile, trust in most traditional institutions is at an all-time low and there's a dark cloud hovering over technology. And this is precisely where companies come in; as peoples' faith in establishments deteriorates, they're turning to their employer for stability.

In Intentional Integrity, Chesnut offers a six-step process for leaders to foster and manage a culture of integrity at work. He explains the rationale and legal context for the ethics and practices, and presents scenarios to illuminate the nuances of thinking deeply and objectively about workplace culture.

Author Information

Robert Chesnut is the General Counsel of Airbnb, Inc. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia, he worked for fourteen years with the U.S. Justice Department where he prosecuted bank robberies, kidnappings, murders, and espionage cases. He joined eBay in 1999 as its third lawyer where he founded its Trust and Safety team. He joined Airbnb in 2016, overseeing a team of approximately 125 legal professionals in over 20 offices around the world. It is there that he developed a popular interactive employee program, Integrity Belongs Here, to help drive compliance throughout the culture at the company.

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