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Devious Ethics: Dealing with Snakes in Suits

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics |  Industry
John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Good people believe everyone else is just like them. They cannot imagine someone could con them or their company and have no guilt or remorse about what they have done. Lack of guilt and empathy are key traits of a psychopath. Most of us envision psychopaths to be cold-blooded serial killers who are locked away in prison. However, experts estimate that 4% of corporate executives are psychopaths who may initially appear to be more normal than the rest of us. Psychopaths may present a convincing picture of virtue while helping themselves to money, status and sex while leaving a path of shattered expectations, empty wallets, and broken hearts in their wake. Learn how to recognize and deal with others who have no conscience. 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Identify individuals who may be planning to con you or your company and know how to cope with the situation within the guidelines of the accounting profession's standards for resolving ethical conflict

Major Subjects
  • Discuss psychopathy's symptoms
  • Review accounting professional ethics standards for dealing with a boss, co-worker or client who is breaking the rules
  • Look at precautions you should take when considering a new boss or employee
  • Help identify someone who might con you or your company

Course Materials


John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM's Profile

John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM Related Seminars and Products

John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM, is a Chelsea, Michigan-based management consultant specializing in costing, pricing strategy and pricing model development.  He has taught continuing professional education courses since 1995 and began doing ethics seminars two weeks before the Enron scandal.  John has been CFO for a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier and a large restaurant chain and COO for a window treatments manufacturer and retailer.  He is the author of "Pricing for Profitability", published by Wiley and Sons and a novel, "Tool & Die".


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All financial professionals
Original Recording Date 04/06/2022
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.
Date Added to Catalog 11/25/2021

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 124


Richard B - Appleton, Wisconsin

"I like everything that Daly does"

Cheryl M


Conner A

"Great images and presentation. Interesting topic."

Rhonda L

"Great program!"

Beth E

"Fascinating and very timely information. Love all of the book recommendations!"

Catherine M

"Great speaker! Really enjoyed the listen!"

Hope H

"This was a great course! A very interesting topic and something to think about when interacting with coworkers, clients, potential new hires, etc. "

Gloria M

"Very interesting & a must-see class! "

Abigail G

"Best CPE on Ethics I've attended. The course was extremely timely as I just encountered this issue with a client and terminated the relationship as I could not resolve otherwise. Will absolutely take other CPEs by John Daly!"

Nubia S

"Thank you. Great class."