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.
"Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What Is Rightoffers instructions on developing a powerful voice. " Business Week
The Bully-Free Workplace delivers a thoughtful and detailed plan to stop weasels, jerks, and snakes from killing your organization. Written by pioneers of workplace bullying, Drs. Gary & Ruth Namie, this book tells you why and how to create an explicit policy against bullying. It appeals to those managers who value
Manufacturing Morals demonstrates how faculty and students are exposed to a system that operates on open-ended directives that require significant decision-making on the part of those involved, with little overt guidance from the hierarchy. Anteby suggests that this model—which tolerates moral complexity—is perhaps one of the few that can adapt and endure
Life’s a stage, and actors aren’t the only performers. Each of us has a part to play, whether as a professional, a family member, or a friend. Regardless of the role, our performance is always enhanced by good manners. Far from empty formalities, manners translate to common courtesy, simply showing small
Capitalism was successful at generating income and economic growth but often at the expense of the natural environment. Now things are changing: we can see the outline of a new system in which we can enjoy the undoubted benefits of a competitive market economy without the environmental costs. It is a
In Walk the Walk, Alan Deutschman offers a new take on the true nature of great leadership. Though some experts make it seem complicated, it is actually breathtakingly simple. According to Deutschman, most leaders focus too much on what they say and not nearly enough on setting an example. This book shows
Leadership, simply put, is the ability to influence others. Values-based leadership takes it to the next level. By word, action, and example, values-based leaders seek to inspire and motivate, using their influence to pursue what matters most. The objective of values-based leadership is to do the right thing by making choices
The more we craft and speak our values and develop our own voice, the more likely those scripts will become our default positions when we face conflicts.
Many of us have the feeling when encountering values conflicts that our hands are tied and that we can’t do anything about it.
Despite cultural differences, there is a set of values that everyone around the world shares and that we can appeal to when interacting with others.