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The Dangers of Blind Obedience – A Quick Read and Listen to Episode 4 of ‘Raising the Bar’

By 23rd February 2022February 2nd, 2023No Comments

‘Raising the Bar’ is a Monday evening segment on South Africa’s radio station, SAFM, on which presenter Patricia Ntuli and regular guest Penny Milner-Smyth of Ethicalways look at all things ethics and corruption with a view to our moving forward as a nation in the post-Zondo Commission era.

Its content is suited to job seekers, employed people of all levels, business owners, executives and directors.

In Episode Four on Monday 21 February 2022 we discussed ‘The Dangers of Blind Obedience at Work‘.

We asked the question, do you have to follow every instruction you get at work, and should you?

Listen to the short episode and hear:

  • How we are programmed to obey instructions in a way that has good and bad implications in adult life
  • An eye-opening story about the real life consequences of giving and obeying a misguided instruction
  • The one piece of advice about the consequences of blindly following instructions that every employed person needs to hear
  • A relevant, inspirational saying from the Ugandan martyr Archbishop Janani Luwum

In a few weeks’ time we will be doing a follow-up segment on HOW to decline to follow an instruction at work and bring you great advice from an expert career coach. Our topic this coming Monday is ‘Small Bribes, Severe Consequences’.

Here again is the link to the podcast: The Dangers of Blind Obedience at Work.

Watch out for our weekly article and podcast for more insights to help you in your pursuit of an ethical career.

Ethicalways is a niche advisory, training and content development firm that supports organisations seeking to create a culture of integrity. Browse our website for an insight into our offerings, and contact our Project Manager, Leanne Logan, for more information:




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