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Not all minds think alike

How much damage do we cause when we talk about other people? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So why do we do it? Usually to make ourselves feel superior at the expense of others. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ah, but it’s true! So what if it is? If there’s no benefit, why say it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How much time do we spend talking […]

What do we owe each other?

By Carol Anderson I sense that we have come to believe that we deserve things without the responsibility that goes with being part of a community. We are so very fortunate to live in a country where our freedom is taken very seriously, and decisions about restricting that freedom are onerous and tedious simply because […]

24 ethics tests

Hat tip: Muel Kaptein

What was Trader Joe’s thinking?

That was the headline that caught my attention. When I’m asked which companies exemplify a culture of ethics, Trader Joe’s is always at the top of my list. Everyone loves shopping there, largely because all the employees appear to love working there. The sense of purpose and camaraderie is infectious, and I’ve never heard of […]

Is ethical leadership an art?

Leaders who want to do the right thing can find help from an unlikely source: the imagination. When we think of someone who is “moral,” “ethical,” or “virtuous,” we tend to think of an unimaginative rule-follower. Mention “artist,” on the other hand, and we conjure up an image of someone who “colors outside the lines” […]

Are Business Ethics an Oxymoron?

I thought you would enjoy the article below. It is very important to build the right network with people you trust, which is often the hardest thing. Unfortunately a large number of people in the world are not as ethical in business as they should be. I feel this is an appropriate article to share […]

Leading for the Bell Curve and Not the Extremes

Though our press and politicians tend to portray us as a country divided, I’m confident that this is not the case. To reach this conclusion, I began looking at the media and politics from the perspective of a bell curve—with the normal distribution curve being the largest in the middle and the thinnest at either […]

3 ancient insights to inspire contemporary leaders

United States law requires a unanimous verdict for a conviction to assure the greatest certainty of a fair outcome. But the sages who ruled according to ancient Judean law feared precisely the opposite. When the high court of sages convened to judge a capital case, if all 23 justices agreed on the defendant’s guilt, they […]

10 ways to stand up for freedom

By any measure, we have achieved incredible progress and enjoy extraordinary freedoms. And yet people aren’t acting that way. They are acting, increasingly, like subjects in a totalitarian country. These people write to me daily. They admit to regularly censoring themselves at work and with friends; succumbing to social pressure to tweet the right hashtag; […]

The Science of Reasoning With Unreasonable People

Say you’re a student at Hogwarts, and you want to help your uncle reject Voldemort. You might start like this: You: I’d love to better understand your feelings about He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Uncle: Well, he’s the most powerful wizard alive. Also, his followers promised me a fancy title. You: Interesting. Is there anything you dislike about him? […]