Shared from HBR, written by Liane Davey. Original article here. Recent cases highlighted in the media suggest that executives, in a desperate quest to quench the market’s unquenchable thirst for growth…… are ignoring reason and dictating growth targets so insurmountable that their employees are turning to unethical and perhaps illegal means to achieve their goals (e.g., Wells Fargo, Enron, VA). Are you worried about something like this happening in your organization? You might believe that you’re an innocent pawn in this game, but as a manager, you have a responsibility to ensure that unreasonable targets don’t unleash harmful behaviors on your team.