Do Your IT Job Applicants Have Moral Courage?

IT hiring managers should ask probing questions to discern whether job candidates have the integrity to make unpopular-but-necessary decisions.

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Most of us have physical courage, retired Marine Corps Col. Anthony Wood told a recent gathering of CIOs. "But there is another type of courage, one that in my experience is less common: moral courage.

My simple definition is doing or saying what is right or needed, knowing it could be unpopular or even damaging to you." He also made clear that moral courage includes a dose of human understanding.

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