We see this vision as both an outcome and a driver of our core values and beliefs – not just as experienced professional leaders with lifelong commitments to pursuing excellence but, more importantly, as individuals with deep personal integrity.
In these difficult and uncertain times some people say that you can no longer afford principles, ethics, or honesty. Ethical managers and organizations realize that good people can take bad actions, particularly when stressed or under pressure from peers, although they are not excuses for unethical actions -- they are reasons.
Willful blindness & Ethics is critical during times of fundamental change -- times much like those faced now by the Real Estate & Mortgage Industry.
The majority of fraudulent loans are an inside job and one can often be unethical, yet operate within the limits of the law. However, breaking the law often starts with unethical behavior that has been disregarded, basically don’t ask; don’t tell.
Nowhere is that truth more evident than when discussing the
concept of willful blindness, which at its heart expresses the contention that
the mortgage industry exhibited “willful blindness” to obvious fraud through
ignoring it. Willful blindness is a legal term that skirts the boundary between
neglect and culpability, and I wouldn’t be able to talk about it if it didn’t
People of integrity succeed in business far more frequently than those who operate without ethics. There are very few short cuts in life worth taking and those who truly succeed usually make it happen through hard work and honest relationships.
Our core values and beliefs include the following: