Moral Courage

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Olympic committee, abusive priests, cheating students, domestic violence -- all these remind us that taking ethical stands should be a higher priority in our culture. Enron, arthur Andersen, the U. S. Treating this subject not as an esoteric branch of philosophy but as a practical necessity for modern life, what it does, Kidder deftly leads us to a clear understanding of what moral courage is, and how to get it.

Why did a group of teenagers watch a friend die instead of putting their own reputations at risk? why did a top White House official decide to come clean and accept a prison sentence during Watergate? Why did a finance executive turn down millions out of respect for her employer? Why are some willing to risk their futures to uphold principles? What gives us the strength to stand up for what we believe?As these questions suggest, the topic of moral courage is front and center in today's culture.

Moral Courage #ad - Defining it as a readiness to endure danger for the sake of principle, he explains that the courage to act is found at the intersection of three elements: action based on core values, awareness of the risks, and a willingness to endure necessary hardship. By exploring how moral courage spurs us to strive for core values, he demonstrates the benefits of ethical action to the individual and to society -- and the severe consequences that can result from remaining morally dormant.

Moral courage puts indispensable concepts and tools into our hands, at home, equipping us to respond to the increasingly complicated moral challenges we face at work, and in our communities. Why, when people discern wrongdoing, unable, or unwilling to act?In a book rich with examples, are they sometimes unready, Rushworth Kidder reveals that moral courage is the bridge between talking ethics and doing ethics.

. It enables us to make clear, confident decisions by exploring some litmus-test questions:is the benefit worth the risk?Am I motivated by my desire to uphold my beliefs or just to impose them on others?Will my actions create collateral damage among those with no stake in the outcome? While physical courage may no longer be a necessary survival skill or an essential rite of passage out of childhood, few would dispute the growing need for moral courage as the true gauge of maturity.

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How Good People Make Tough Choices Rev Ed: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - This insightful and brilliant analysis of ethics teaches readers valuable skills in evaluating tough choices and arriving at sound conclusions. A thought-provoking guide to enlightened and progressive personal behavior. Jimmy carteran essential guide to ethical action updated for our challenging times, How Good People Make Tough Choices by Rushworth M.

The founder and president of the Institute for Global Ethics, Dr. Senator and nba legend bill bradley calls How Good People Make Tough Choices “a valuable guide to more informed and self-conscious moral judgments. ”. Kidder provides guidelines for making the important decisions in situations that may not be that clear cut—from most private and personal to the most public and global.

How Good People Make Tough Choices Rev Ed: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living #ad - Kidder offers practical tools for dealing with the difficult moral dilemmas we face in our everyday lives. Former U. S.

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7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership

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Leading in Context LLC #ad - 7 lenses has an important purpose - to provide a clear, actionable road map for leading ethically in a complex world. R. It answers: why do many ethics experts disagree about what ethical leadership means? what is the bigger picture that we should use as our leadership road map? What are the business benefits of intentionally using high-level ethical leadership? What can we do to be prepared for the future of ethical leadership? The examples, graphics, cases and questions in 7 Lenses provide a framework for deeply engaging constituents and building trust for the long term.

7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership #ad - With a foreword by Stephen M. Covey, this book takes us beyond the triple bottom line to 7 different perspectives on ethical leadership, and provides 14 Guiding Principles that help us honor them all in daily leadership.

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Spirituality & Leadership

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#ad - A powerless leader is an oxymoron. This one does. But hardly any books look at the intersection of spirituality and leadership. Nelson, Ed. D. There are many books on leadership and also many books on spirituality, namely Christian faith. This book identifies not only the potential dangers of leading, but also the spiritual remedies, so that you don't have to ruin your soul to lead with strength.

Spirituality & Leadership #ad - Spirituality and leadership is about being both a godly person as well as a strong leader. Leaders must deal with power, yet it is power, perhaps more than any single thing that tempts us in unhealthy ways. In the tradition of Oswald Sanders Spiritual Leadership, Alan E. Looks at the qualities of leadership that are toxic and dangerous to the soul, and yet must be handled by a person who wants to lead.

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Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know 101 Series

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Center Street #ad - Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know 101 Series #ad - Maxwell shows you how the Golden Rule works everywhere, especially in business, and how, it brings amazing dividends. Bestselling author John C.

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A World-Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation

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ASCD #ad - In the 20th century, the united states was the world leader in education—the first country to achieve universal secondary education and the first to expand higher education beyond the elite class. Here, you’ll consider>br>* How the U. S. It is not that american education has gotten worse so much that education in other parts of the world has gotten so much better, so fast.

Designed to promote conversation about how to educate students for a rapidly changing and increasingly borderless and innovation-based world, this comprehensive and illuminating book from international education expert Vivien Stewart is not about casting blame; it is about understanding what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.

A World-Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation #ad - S. Now other countries are catching up and leaping ahead—in high school graduation rates, in the quality and equity of their K–12 education systems, and in the proportion of students graduating from college. Education system fares against emerging international standards of excellence. The policies, and priorities of the world’s best-performing systems, practices, along with specific ideas for adapting these approaches for U.

S. Schools. The common factors characteristic of high-performing and rapidly improving systems. New models of 21st century teaching and leadership and ways to modernize curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

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Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame

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Basic Books #ad - Bullies, free-riders, thieves, and especially psychopaths--those who make it difficult for others to go about their lives--are the most likely to suffer this fate. From the age of darwin to the present day, biologists have been grappling with the origins of our moral sense. One of the biggest risks of group living is the possibility of being punished for our misdeeds by those around us.

This selection pressure has been unique in shaping human nature, and it bred the first stirrings of conscience in the human species. Getting by requires getting along, Boehm shows, and this social type of selection, singles out altruists for survival. Ultimately, it led to the fully developed sense of virtue and shame that we know today.

A groundbreaking exploration of the evolution of human generosity and cooperation, Moral Origins offers profound insight into humanity's moral past--and how it might shape our moral future. But evolutionary anthropologist Christopher Boehm finds existing explanations lacking, and in Moral Origins, he offers an elegant new theory.

Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame #ad - Tracing the development of altruism and group social control over 6 million years, Boehm argues that our moral sense is a sophisticated defense mechanism that enables individuals to survive and thrive in groups. Why, and even develop ideas like virtue and shame to justify that altruism? Many theories have been put forth, if the human instinct to survive and reproduce is "selfish, some emphasizing the role of nepotism, " do people engage in self-sacrifice, others emphasizing the advantages of reciprocation or group selection effects.

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Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Johnson takes a multidisciplinary approach to leadership ethics, lead in a moral manner, drawing from many fields of research to help readers make moral decisions, and create an ethical culture. Ethics is at the heart of leadership. Author Craig E. All leaders assume ethical burdens and must make every effort to make informed ethical decisions and foster ethical behavior among followers.

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow #ad - . The sixth edition of meeting the ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow explores the ethical demands of leadership and the dark side of leadership. Packed with real-world case studies, self-assessments, and applications, examples, this fully-updated new edition is designed to increase students’ ethical competence and leadership abilities.

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The Moral Molecule: How Trust Works

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Plume #ad - Paul zak recounts his extraordinary stories and sets out, for the first time, his revolutionary theory of moral behavior. Accessible and electrifying, happiness,  The Moral Molecule reveals nothing less than the origins of our most human qualities—empathy, and the kindness of strangers. A revolution in the science of good and evilwhy do some people give freely while others are cold hearted?why do some people cheat and steal while others you can trust with your life?Why are some husbands more faithful than others—and why do women tend to be more generous than men?Could they key to moral behavior lie with a single molecule?From the bucolic English countryside to the highlands of Papua New Guinea, from labs in Switzerland to his campus in Souther California, Dr.

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Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - It describes a world where chaos is natural, where order exists "for free. It displays the intricate webs of cooperation that connect us. In this new edition, margaret wheatley describes how the new science radically alters our understanding of the world and how it can teach us to live and work well together in these chaotic times.

We live in a time of chaos, rich in potential for new possibilities. In the midst of turbulence, Wheatley shows, we create work and lives rich in meaning. The new edition of the bestselling, acclaimed, and influential guide to applying the new science to organizations and management. It assures us that life seeks order, but uses messes to get there.

This book will teach you how to move with greater certainty and easier grace into the new forms of organizations and communities that are taking shape. New science—the new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics that are changing our understanding of how the world works—offers this guidance.

Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World #ad - We need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us now. You'll learn that: • relationships are what matters—even at the subatomic level• Life is a vast web of interconnections where cooperation and participation are required• Chaos and change are the only route to transformation In this expanded edition, Wheatley provides examples of how non-linear networks and self-organizing systems are flourishing in the modern world.

A new world is being born.

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The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think In Action

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Basic Books #ad - A leading M. I. T. To meet the challenges of their work, they rely less on formulas learned in graduate school than on the kind of improvisation learned in practice. This unarticulated, largely unexamined process is the subject of Schön's provocatively original book, an effort to show precisely how ”reflection-in-action” works and how this vital creativity might be fostered in future professionals.

The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think In Action #ad - Social scientist and consultant examines five professions—engineering, psychotherapy, management, architecture, and town planning—to show how professionals really go about solving problems. The best professionals, Donald Schön maintains, know more than they can put into words.

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