On my continuing journey at my place of employment we had a continuation to the "New Employee Orientation" yesterday, a Diversity/Inclusion training day last week (still need to post about that in detail) and all next week I will be at "Rookie Camp" where one of the many things covered will be a book we were assigned to read called The Power of Ethical Management by Kenneth Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale. One of the sections in the book, as an illustration of the "Mirror" technique of judging how a situation makes you feel to help in making an ethical decision has the original of the poem that the following was based on.
The Person Reflected
A found poem, by "SP's Real Name Here"
Based on The Man In The Glass by Dale Wimbrow
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you leader for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look in those eyes
And see what that YOU has to say.
For it isn't your relatives or partner or friend
Whose judgment upon which you must pass;
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the YOU staring back from the glass.
Some people may think you are honorable and kind
And call you a wonderful gal or guy;
But the YOU in the glass says you're only passing time
If you can't look them straight in the eye.
The person to please, never mind all the rest,
For you're with your YOU clear to the end.
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the YOU in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life
And get pats on your back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the YOU in the glass.
There was homework assigned in preparation to discussing the book and ethics in general. Some of that was done today, some tonight, and the rest will be finished up before Friday... Took Halloween as my floating holiday!