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Byline: Robin Grugal
10 Tempted by power, prestige and money, plenty of otherwise honest and upstanding folks have abandoned their usual code of ethics in a moment of weakness.
There are ways to avoid that trap.
Experts offer up this bit of advice: If you don't lie or cheat on the small things, you won't be corrupted by the larger temptations.
"The erosion of a person's integrity is rarely quick and spectacular as in a Hollywood blockbuster," said Adrian Gostick, co-author of "The Integrity Advantage." "It usually occurs as a gradual slipping of standards that is hard to spot -- and hard to stop -- until it reaches a devastating end." …