Matthew T. Phillips

Is condescension unethical, or just bad business?

In his Real People, Real Stories feature for WFDD, Winston-Salem attorney R. Michael Wells describes the special duty associated with those who possess superior knowledge or skill (e.g. lawyers interacting with clients or experienced business leaders interacting with new team members).

Wells focuses on the ways in which people with special knowledge cause trouble for themselves when they use that knowledge to intimidate or manipulate others, but it presents ethical questions too.  Even Spiderman knew that with great power comes great responsibility.

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