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The Importance Of Self Awareness

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Live in the silence where the knowing dwells.- Lolly Daskal What does knowing yourself have to do with leadership?   Everything.   How important is self-awareness?   Very.   Self-awareness is where effective leadership begins.
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Ethics as personal development (as Plato meant it), NOT as deontology
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Ten Facts About Organizational Trust- Trust Across America™

Ten Facts About Organizational Trust- Trust Across America™ | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
We hear lots of "talk" about trust but see very little action in building it. Trust is not as confusing a term as many make it out to be.
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Record Number of Non-US Firms Make 'World's Most Ethical' List - Triple Pundit

Record Number of Non-US Firms Make 'World's Most Ethical' List - Triple Pundit | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
Triple Pundit Record Number of Non-US Firms Make 'World's Most Ethical' List Triple Pundit Ethisphere says the “The World's Most Ethical Company” designation recognizes companies that go beyond making statements about doing business ethically and...

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Ethical cosmetics company Lush takes 'bullying' Amazon to court

Ethical cosmetics company Lush takes 'bullying' Amazon to court | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
As trademark case looms, Lush's boss says online giant practises 'piracy capitalism'
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I love and hate finding out about these incredibly unethical, uncaring behaviours in the world. LOVE IT because I can see more clearly how the energy moves in the world, LOVE IT because I am deeply inspired by Davids willing to face Goliaths full on and HATE IT because there's no way I'll buy from Amazon again. And so I have to change my convenient shopping habits...

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Nowhere to Run: The Growing Spotlight on Corporate Ethics

Nowhere to Run: The Growing Spotlight on Corporate Ethics | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
There’s been a seismic shift in the scrutiny of organizational practices. One major reason -  social media. Along with the meteoric rise in social media, there has been a steady decline in institut...
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Amazon.com: Business Ethics: How to Design and Manage Ethical Organizations (9780470639948): Denis Collins: Books

Amazon.com: Business Ethics: How to Design and Manage Ethical Organizations (9780470639948): Denis Collins: Books...

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Books: Clayton Christensen’s ‘How Will You Measure Your Life?’ | Business Ethics

Books: Clayton Christensen’s ‘How Will You Measure Your Life?’ | Business Ethics | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
In their new book - How Will You Measure Your Life?

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Life Principles: Feeling Good by Doing Good: Ph.D. Bruce Weinstein: Amazon.com: Books

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Life Principles: Feeling Good by Doing Good [Ph.D. Bruce Weinstein] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Ethical dilemmas,both large and small,come at us everyday.

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Grooming corporate cowboys for the Enrons of tomorrow - The Punch

Grooming corporate cowboys for the Enrons of tomorrow - The Punch | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
Morals themselves are hardly nebulous. Kohlberg's stages of moral development would suggest they are moreso hierarchical, or progressive. It is people who are nebulous in how they choose/don't choose to apply them - or ...
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Henry Aubin: Tremblay's ethics issues obvious early - Montreal Gazette

Henry Aubin: Tremblay's ethics issues obvious early - Montreal Gazette | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
Henry Aubin: Tremblay's ethics issues obvious earlyMontreal GazetteMONTREAL — Everyone agrees that the absence of moral authority in Montreal's municipal government has never been more glaring. But what do we do about it?
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Business ethics: am I boring you? - The Guardian (blog)

Business ethics: am I boring you? - The Guardian (blog) | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Business ethics: am I boring you?The Guardian (blog)It is clear that business ethics has an image problem; the message that it is important is not getting through.
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The Importance Of Self Awareness

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Live in the silence where the knowing dwells.- Lolly Daskal What does knowing yourself have to do with leadership?   Everything.   How important is self-awareness?   Very.   Self-awareness is where effective leadership begins.
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Qu'est-ce que la Communication NonViolente (CNV) ? - Penser et Agir : Le développement personnel par l'action !

Qu'est-ce que la Communication NonViolente (CNV) ? - Penser et Agir : Le développement personnel par l'action ! | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
Qu'est ce que la Communication NonViolente (CNV) ? Mieux communiquer et entretenir ses relations sociales grâce au développement personnel.
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The Rationale for Personal Development and Training - Blog

The Rationale for Personal Development and Training - Blog | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
A person's development can be perceived in many different ways; for instance as in Freud's Psychosexual Development Theory (Marshall, 2004) which looks at stages of sexual development and the frustrations connected to each ...
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How To Save The World With Empathy

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The idea of empathy has sparked a lot of interest in recent years, especially with the discovery that humans are neurologically wired to feel it. It is one thing to be aware of the concept of empathy and quite another to understand the importance of it in bringing about positive changes – not just on an individual level. Empathy isn’t just about “being nice”; it has the potential to change human interaction on a mass, collective scale.

 

1. Resolving The Big Conflicts

 

Think about the major social conflicts around the world – debates over LGBT rights, religious intolerance, feminism – how many of those could be alleviated if there was more of an effort to understand the motivations and values of the opposing side? Empathy may not provide a clear-cut solution, but listening to others in order to consider the circumstances from their point of view could help individuals realise that other people’s beliefs are as important as their own, thus promoting respect, fairness and a greater capacity for peaceful coexistence.

 

In this respect, there have been some fantastic efforts at empathising. For example, despite being brought up in a conservative, Christian environment, Timothy Kurekwent out of his way to empathise with the gay community by pretending to be gay for a year; in an interview, he revealed: “I was taught that gays and lesbians were sinners, that homosexuality was abominable and that gay people couldn’t be Christians…I tried to convert any gay people I met. In fact, I had a childhood friend who came out of the closet and his mother phoned me, asking me to save him by preaching at him. He ended up becoming one of my best friends…The fact is, in my previous state, there was no way I was going to listen to gay people.”

 

There are also efforts to resolve religious conflicts, such as Hello Peace, a telephone service that gives Arabs and Jews an opportunity to talk to those “on the other side” about reconciliation, tolerance and peace. In terms of women’s rights, take a look at this short film that depicts a sexist society in which men are the discriminated gender. Empathy has even contributed to the abolition of slavery in the UK during the late 1780s.

 

2. Patients Are People, Not Just Broken Bodies

 

Empathy in healthcare providers is particularly important to promote patient recovery. Many studies have shown that empathetic doctors are associated with more positive outcomes for their patients. This touching video on empathy, shared by CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD with the Cleveland Clinic staff, highlights the idea that patient care cannot be reduced to the simple healing of tissue damage, but must take into consideration other aspects of the patient’s life.

 

3. What About The Environment?

 

Empathy in terms of environmental issues does not mean you need to empathise with a tree! Rather, it involves empathising with the people of the future. It may be difficult to imagine the situation for those who have yet to exist, and it is reason that tells us that the welfare of future generations must be taken into account to ensure the survival of our species. BUT, it may be that putting ourselves in the shoes of the future generation can effectively inspire us to clean up our act and to make use of sustainable energy sources.

 

Okay, So Empathy IS Important…But What Happens Next?

 

A lot has been said on why empathy matters, but less on how to go about increasing empathy levels in society. Roman Krznaric advocates the idea of an Empathy Revolution, which is a revolution not in the traditional sense of overthrowing laws and governments, but a revolution in human interaction. The ingredients for such a revolution include training our youth on being empathetic, meeting different people to challenge our prejudices and stereotypes, harnessing the power of social networking and so on.

 

There is also the issue of why some people respond to certain tragedies but not to others – long term and large scale issues such as starvation, lack of education and income inequality seem to be ignored in comparison to the murders and scandals that make it to newspaper headlines. A way to combat the lack of empathy may be to provide for the target audience an identifiable victim. As the economist Thomas Schelling noted: “Let a six-year-old girl with brown hair need thousands of dollars for an operation that will prolong her life until Christmas, and the post office will be swamped with nickels and dimes to save her. But let it be reported that without a sales tax the hospital facilities of Massachusetts will deteriorate and cause a barely perceptible increase in preventable deaths—not many will drop a tear or reach for their check-books.”

 

Still, It’s Impossible To Empathise With 7 Billion Strangers!!

 

While extending our sense of compassion from the close circle of our friends and family to the rest of humanity is certainly an achievement, it is inevitably impossible to empathise with strangers to the same extent as those who you regularly interact with. The point is to cultivate the notion that even if we cannot completely empathise with people on the other side of the world, their lives are just as valuable as the lives of our loved ones. Rationality isn’t enough – after all, psychopaths can recognise what decisions society would deem as “morally correct”; they simply have no incentive to choose that option. Ultimately it is empathy which ignites a sense of concern for others other than ourselves that is crucial to bringing about action that will lead to humanity’s progress, for the better.


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Ultimately it is empathy with others than ourselves that is bringing about action that will lead to humanity's progress ... what an important thought to hold dear.

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Record Number of Non-US Firms Make 'World's Most Ethical' List - Triple Pundit

Record Number of Non-US Firms Make 'World's Most Ethical' List - Triple Pundit | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
Triple Pundit Record Number of Non-US Firms Make 'World's Most Ethical' List Triple Pundit Ethisphere says the “The World's Most Ethical Company” designation recognizes companies that go beyond making statements about doing business ethically and...

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'Bring back ethics to economics' - Buenos Aires Herald

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'Bring back ethics to economics'
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Author of 56 books, Bernardo Kliksberg is recognized around the world as the founder of social management and the pioneer of development ethics.

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Living Your Values at Work

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“The most important thing in life is to decide what’s most important” Ken Blanchard                            Seems like people don’t talk or write much about values anymore.   Yes, the word value...
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Amazon.com: Leadership for Environmental Sustainability (Routledge Studies in Business Ethics) (9780415806503): Benjamin W. Redekop: Books

Amazon.com: Leadership for Environmental Sustainability (Routledge Studies in Business Ethics) (9780415806503): Benjamin W.

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Amazon.com: Ethics, the Heart of Leadership (9780275982522): Joanne B. Ciulla: Books

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Legal Skills Prof Blog: Professionalism versus Professional Identity

Legal Skills Prof Blog: Professionalism versus Professional Identity | Living Ethics | Éthique vivante | Scoop.it
He explains "how Professionalism relates to behaviors, such as timeliness, thoroughness, respect towards opposing counsel and judges, and responding to clients in a timely fashion." On the other hand, "Professional identity ...
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Children's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (Achieving QTS Cross-Curricular Strand): Tony Eaude: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

Children's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (Achieving QTS Cross-Curricular Strand): Tony Eaude: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (Children's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development: The second edition of this popular text has been...
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Ethics and Citizenship: Tools for Moral Decision Making

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It helps students develop an understanding of the difference between right-versus-wrong temptations and right-versus-right ethical dilemmas. It provides a logical interactive framework for applying specific decision-making skills to any social ...
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Handbook of Moral Development: JUDITH.G. SMETANA, Melanie Killen, Judith Smetana: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

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Speak To Children: Fosters self-awareness & character development in children

Mission: Speak To Children's mission is to provide education and support to parents, teachers and children by reinforcing basic values that foster self-aware...
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Developing Emotional Intelligence – Two Great Books To Help You ...

In the second book for older children, Ms. Healy discusses such issues as Irrational Beliefs, Morals and Ethics, Communication, Self-Acceptance, Anger Management and many more emotional items that the pubescent child has to confront and master.
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