If put in a high position of power/authority, do you think you could maintain your principals and lead by doing what you truly believe is right, or would you cave into corporate interests when they offer you money?
You can hold your beliefs and be profitable. The CEO of Chick-fil-A went on an anti gay rant and the next month his company saw record high sales.
I think I can say that I wouldn't. I've never been in that exactly position, but integrity and honesty are extremely important to me. I don't believe I could live with myself.
I've been in a position (along with the people I lived with) to accept what was at the time a significant amount of money from the federal government, in exchange for something of no monetary value that we didn't want to give them. but we refused it, every time they upped the amount. So I know I've resisted at that level.
I cannot be bought