Giving Voice to Values

How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right

by Mary Gentile

Number of pages: 320

Publisher: Yale University Press

BBB Library: Personal Success

ISBN: 9780300181562

About the Author

Gentile is a veteran of Harvard Business School and author of many books and articles and director of the curriculum “Giving Voice to Values,” launched by Aspen Institute and Yale.


Editorial Review

How can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite? Drawing on actual business experiences as well as on social science research, Babson College business educator and consultant Mary Gentile challenges the assumptions about business ethics at companies and business schools. She gives business leaders, managers, and students the tools not just to recognize what is right, but also to ensure that the right things happen. The book is inspired by a program Gentile launched at the Aspen Institute with Yale School of Management, and now housed at Babson College, with pilot programs in over one hundred schools and organizations, including INSEAD and MIT Sloan School of Management.

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"Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What Is Rightoffers instructions on developing a powerful voice. " Business Week

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