no-mouthWhen once trying to describe pornography or obscenity, the late Justice Potter Stewart famously said—I know it when I see it! I can make the same statement about ethical intelligence. I recognize ethical intelligence when I see it! If you think about it, I’m sure you can too. For example, have you ever seen an entitled-believing individual—AKA a pompous a**—walk up to an airline ticket counter seeking special accommodations say, “Do you know who I am?” And, the counter attendant says, “Yes, and?”

Elsewhere on this website, I offer a number of observations about the behavior of ethically intelligent people. On that page, I also included a bit of ancient wisdom from Confucius about ethical intelligence. After studying and researching ethical intelligence for over ten years, I’ve distilled my research findings and practical observations into the following 11 statements ethically intelligent leaders (or people) never utter.

  1. It’s not my fault.
  2. Don’t ask me!
  3. You’re worthless!
  4. Do you know who I am?
  5. What’s in it for me?
  6. I hate you!
  7. It’s people like you . . .
  8. I can never forgive . . .
  9. You’re a loser!
  10. Words never hurt anyone.
  11. That’s beneath my . . .

The attitudes reflected by these statements are poisonous to living an ethically intelligent life. The roadmap I provide in my newest book for creating an ethically intelligent life, tackles each one of the toxins embedded in these forbidden statements. If you’re ready to become the ethically intelligent solution, join us.