THE MORAL TONE OF CORPORATE LEADERS WELL DETERMINES THE FINANCIAL INTEGRITY AND MORAL DISCIPLINE OF THE AVERAGE WORKER
Rationalization is among the motivating factors of fraudulent behavior and indiscipline among humans.
The questionable moral tone and financial indiscipline of corporate leadership can well provide the basis, excuse, or plank for workers and followers to be equally fraudulent and undisciplined.
This becomes the case since amoral leaders would have to use workers under them to perpetuate their amoral behavior, thereby getting eroded their moral grounds to dissuade or punish those involved in what the leaders themselves taught or used the workers under them to do.
Corporate leaders must set the pace and create an atmosphere of financial integrity and moral discipline more by example than precepts.