C. K. Gunsalus

 

 


 

C. K. Gunsalus, an attorney, is professor emerita of business and research professor at the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A nationally recognized expert on matters of leadership, professionalism, ethics, organizational integrity and whistleblowing, her professional interests include conflict resolution, negotiation and persuasion, teamwork, and research ethics. She has an extensive track record of teaching, developing and coaching leaders, and assisting dysfunctional organizations in working more effectively and in grappling with ethical issues central to their work. She has filled a range of administrative roles at Illinois and been on the faculties of the Colleges of Business, Law, Medicine and Engineering, teaching leadership, ethics, change management, negotiation and client counseling and interviewing. Among other honors, she was one of 15 finalists for the 2013 Economist Intelligence Unit Best Business Professor of the Year award, is an elected fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS), served on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, chaired the AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, and was President for eight years of the Urbana School Board. Her published work includes two books: The Young Professional’s Survival Guide: From Cab Fares to Moral Snares (2012) and The College Administrator’s Survival Guide (2006), both published by the Harvard University Press.




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Dec 5th 2016

Many find themselves frustrated in their careers by lack of preparation for dealing with predictable dilemmas that regularly arise in the world of work. Two in five professionals fired in their jobs after college are terminated for lying, or misuse of technology. Easy to avoid! Or is it? What if you find you have to compromise your values to keep your job? What if they ask you to lie or cheat, even though you know if you are found out you will be fired? What if you find out the company is breaking the law?

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Dec 5th 2016

You've thought about who you are and how you want your career to be. You have some skills to deal with situations that could cause problems. What about the team around you? How do you build functional and constructive professional relationships? How can you add value? What do employers look for when they are promoting?

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Dec 5th 2016

The only thing you get to change is yourself, and in the prerequisites to this course we’ve given you real tools to do that. Now, use those tools to influence the course of your future, your team's future, and your organization's future. Make a plan for yourself that will help you help others, and learn skills to make it happen.

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