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We all know about our level of intelligence, but there are many different facets of intelligence to consider including your emotional intelligence, your social intelligence and your ethical intelligence, which we will explore in this course.  Ethical intelligence is often ignored in practice, leading to regretful situations where many good people find themselves in embarrassingly bad positions. 

In this course, we explore what is our ethical intelligence and why is it that we can rationalize behaviors and decisions that would not typically be representative of our normal moral character.  You will see first hand using an incredible case study showing how a small indiscretion can spiral into a scandal and ruin your career.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the state of ethics in the world today and recognize that it’s a far larger issue than most of us consider on a daily basis.
  • Recognize that ethical intelligence is both a function of the brain and a competency that can be developed throughout one’s professional career.
  • Identify the different types of means and ends rationalizations we tell ourselves to justify our decisions, actions, and behaviors.
Last updated/reviewed: June 27, 2021

51 Reviews (229 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
This course provided a comprehensive overview of ethical intelligence, including several relevant case studies as well as valuable insights to consider when navigating tough ethical decisions. I particularly enjoyed the facilitation of this course; Blair and Jennifer presented contents in a highly-engaging manner! Great supporting materials also reinforced key learning concepts.
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The case study that was reviewed in this course was very informative. It showed that decisions made, even if they are not considered criminal, can have a negative impact. Although there was no actual theft, the impact of some bad decisions caused a lot of distrust and a large cost in looking into the details and trying to determine if there was fraud.
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Anonymous Author
It was interesting learning that Ethical Intelligence is a sought-after "soft skill" of a leader just as Social and Emotional Intelligence are. It was also interesting to see the 6 different areas of "Means and ends rationalizations" and the thought process involved for each one.
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I have taken many of Blair's courses and they have all been dynamically presented and have impactful content. Well not Blair has added Jennifer to this program and takes it to an even higher lever. Blair you never cease to amaze. Great Course. Thank you, Larry
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Member's Profile
This course provided real world examples of ethical problems in our society and highlighted that trust in our governments and businesses are at an all time low. Very good points were made to consider.
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Member's Profile
This is a change from the typical ethics course, delving into such things as how our brains work and specific case-studies. It was a wonderful break from the typical course.
5
Member's Profile
Really interesting content - particularly relating to the types of ethical rationalizations that can take place and the inherent human nature aspects. Excellent case study.
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Anonymous Author
After completing a number of Illumeo Courses, I personally felt this was the best classes. The course was clear, concise and in this 21st century totally needed.
5
Member's Profile
The presentation (verbal and written) was nicely done with relevant examples including a case study at the end of the course which went into specific details.
5
Member's Profile
Well presented. Excellent use of technology, with speakers shown alongside course slides and the use of video clips, highlighted press clippings, etc.
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Member's Profile
Not sure I gained much from this course. The information was there, but I can hardly recall any of it. Presenting ethics in an engaging way is tough.
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Anonymous Author
Interesting course on the topic. While examples were "strong" and thought provocative, I disliked some of the presumptive notions given as examples.
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Anonymous Author
There was too much story telling and fluff, but not enough substance. Perhaps incorporate more than one case study to illustrate different points?
5
Anonymous Author
Great course. Would recommend including more of the detailed content on the PDFs so it could be used as a reference once the course is completed.
5
Anonymous Author
Great content and examples to help understand why unethical behavior can and does happen. Interesting case study within the presentation.
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Anonymous Author
This course is more like a case study than a theoretical introduction. It could serve well as a complement to other ethical courses.
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Member's Profile
Great research regarding the IWK case and analysis to assess the impact of poor ethical decisions on the lives of everyone involved.
5
Member's Profile
Great content and I thought the presenters did a great job including excellent example of business case study to align with topic.
5
Member's Profile
Very good overview of the ethical landscape for financial professionals. The IWK example was effective in driving home the points.
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Anonymous Author
Good review of corporate and social behavior and what actually drives it. It helps to understand why we make certain decisions.
5
Anonymous Author
A good overview of the topic of ethical intelligence. An interesting case study brought the material to life.
5
Anonymous Author
Very relevant and current material. Brings up lots of things to think about and influences that people face.
5
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The course is very practical and easy to understand. I will sign up for more courses from the instructors.
5
Anonymous Author
The course helped provide helpful insight into ethical intelligence and the role it plays in our careers.
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Anonymous Author
Peaked my interest and will now look to delve further into ethics law. Interesting case study of IWK.
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Anonymous Author
Highly recommend this course for everyone (management and staff) in light of recent events in the news.
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Anonymous Author
Great duo! Really entertaining. they outlined the issues nicely and it was not painful to participate!
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Anonymous Author
Always an important topic for debate with so many ethical decisions in the world today. Great video.
5
Anonymous Author
Really good points on how our minds work and identifying areas of succeptability to rationalizations
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Member's Profile
A good introduction to emotional intelligence. It would be good to include a followup reading list.
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Очень интересная подача информации у данных авторов
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Anonymous Author
Good scientific support for ethical behavior. Example scenario is a little unnecessarily long.
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Anonymous Author
Ethical intelligence is an extremely important concept especially in these times. Thanks.
5
Anonymous Author
There were a lot of great examples in the slides. Very informative presentative.
5
Anonymous Author
well designed course and good use of current day situations to make their points
5
Anonymous Author
Ethical Intelligence was a great first course and the IWK case was eye opening.
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Anonymous Author
The course is well thought, and I love how the speaker discusses the topics.
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Member's Profile
Material was relevant and case study made it easier to understand concepts.
5
Anonymous Author
Great practical case study. Very engaging content and good lessons here!
5
Anonymous Author
Clear and interesting because they looked at various sides of ethics.
5
Member's Profile
I really enjoyed the information that was given in the presentation.
5
Member's Profile
This is good course. I recommend to everybody to take this course.
4
Member's Profile
Informative course that makes you easy to deal with people around.
5
Anonymous Author
Good case study helped address the topics covered in the course.
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Member's Profile
The training was thorough and went into detail on the subjects
5
Member's Profile
Excellent course, well presented, rich in contents. Kudos!!!
5
Member's Profile
Interesting perspectives I had never heard discussed before
4
Anonymous Author
The course was informative and presented in a goo manner.
4
Member's Profile
A good class to take. I recommend it to coworkers.
5
Member's Profile
Good review of concepts and provided valuation info
4
Anonymous Author
The speakers talk a bit too fast at certain topic.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational
  • Prerequisite Education: None.
  • Prerequisite Experience: None.
  • Prerequisite Preparation:  None 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  2:35Introduction to Ethical Intelligence
  10:10The State of Ethics
  6:07Nature or Nuture
  8:08Means and Ends
  25:30IWK Case
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  52:33Ethical Intelligence
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Ethical Intelligence
  PDF Ethical Intelligence Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM