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How does honesty, ethics and image affect your success? - Dr. Subhash Chandra

If there are any values to live life by, it is indeed with values such as honesty and integrity. During one's childhood our moral compass is set, integrity is maintained and ethics are intact. But when we meet the proverbial Goliath of the big bad world, how do we cope and struggle to succeed without using unethical and dishonest means when the fear of being inconsequential looms large? We live in a world “where end justifies the means” has become an acceptable school of thought with complete disregard to constraints of morality.

Yet, can honesty and ethics help you to be successful in life?

This invigorating question was the subject of discussion with the students of a premiere institute on an episode of the 'Dr. Subhash Chandra Show', hosted by Dr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group and ZEE.
Seeking answers to this question, Dr. Subhash Chandra iterated the fact that, everybody wants others to be honest, but nobody wants to be honest themselves. And it is seldom that people discuss about morals ethics for themselves.

Deeper into the discussion with the students, Dr. Subhash Chandra said, "Playing by the rules is the number one factor in being honest. Violation of both trust and fairness is dishonesty. Ethics is behaviour of morality. An individual is set to possess a virtue of integrity. Integrity is whole, complete. Part truth can never be termed as the whole truth. To sum up there is no fundamental ethical value than honesty."

Further interacting with the students, Dr. Chandra spoke about one's image, emphasizing primarily three things that keep your image intact- trustworthiness, sincerity and candour.

Success is measured with integrity.

Dr. Chandra stated certain key values that constitute a trustworthy person - stating the facts to the best of one's knowledge, intention behind our behaviour and the genuineness of one's sincerity.

He shared other 9 commandments in addition to honesty and integrity, one needs to keep in mind for success:

  1. Proper respect for authority.
  2. Have a singleness for purpose. Live, eat, sleep your dream.
  3. Use effective communication for word and deed.
  4. Provide yourself proper rest and recreation from work.
  5. Show respect for human right dignity and life.
  6. Maintain a stability and equality of sexes.
  7. Respect our family values and family systems.
  8. Demonstrate the proper allocation of resources.
  9. Maintain the right of ownership of property.

Moreover, Dr. Chandra said that in this competitive world, it is important to being honest and trustworthy, especially in businesses, for customer relationships to last.

Towards the end of the show, Dr. Subhash Chandra advised, "If you want to trust others, you have to be trustworthy yourself. Achieve success honestly and ethically and you will be happy in life."

The 'Dr. Subhash Chandra Show' is aired on Saturdays at 10 pm on Zee News and 7 pm on Zee Business and on Sundays at 11 am on both Zee News and Zee Business. This show will also be aired on other channels of Zee Media.