Seeing as integrity is a basic tenet of leadership I thought I'd pose this question here. Where should the line be drawn between "the stuff you know goes on but no-one makes a big deal of" and "Hold on, this is bang out of order and I want to say something but will be committing career suicide"?? Is it a matter of principle or does it come down to cost/benefit? For example, I'm privilege to certain sensitive data that not many other people are. My boss, knowing this, still lied to my face telling me (and others) something to the contrary. Therefore puts me in the position whereby I'm supposed to uphold HIS lies. Although he's obviously dropped a bollock here, would it be unreasonable to call him out for it? The reason it's a grey area is that it concerns employee remunerations, which are ALWAYS an emotive issue. So does one "play the game" or not. If not, when do you know that it's gone far enough? Is this just the way is it?