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Dr. Helen Eckmann James L. Consulting The great conversation across the centuries.
Michael J. Sandel, Justice For if we turn our gaze to the arguments about justice and animate contemporary politics – not among philosophers but among ordinary men and women – we find a more complicated picture. It is true that most of our arguments are about promoting prosperity and respecting individual freedom, at least on the surface. But underlying these arguments, and sometimes contending with them, we can often glimpse another set of convictions –about what virtues are worthy of honor and reward, and what way of life a good society should promote (Sandel, 2009 p. 8).
Why We Do What We Do ValuesThoughtsDecisionsBehaviors
The Good Society – (Business & Government) No Agreement For 2,500 Years Aristotle – so some can live the good life Locke – life, liberty and property Rousseau – same as the state of nature Adam Smith – absolute economic freedom Marx – economic equality M.L. King – natural rights
Four Parameters What is true on the macro is true on the micro. If it is true in a personal situation it is also true in a professional situation. If a decision is based upon technical information then no leadership or ethics are involved. Ethics is about decision making of non-technical issues and opportunities.
Span of Control Concentric circles Interior working to the family/organization moving to the society/government Me Family Organization Society/ Government
Learning To Decide What Is Good Heifetz, R. Linsky, M. (2002). Leadership on the line. New York. Harvard University Press. Balcony Dance Floor
Learning To Decide What Is Good Tension Thinking
Frameworks Affect Outcomes Senge (2006). The fifth discipline; The art and practice of the learning organization. New York: Doubleday Publishers. Learning To Decide What Is Good
Three Buckets of Moral Reasoning I am ethical if I follow the rules. Deontological I am ethical if I do the best for myself or for as many people as possible. Teleological I am ethical if I do what a best role model would do. Virtue
80% of all decisions have an ethical component. Each decision is made from one bucket. Kant, I. (1959). Foundations of the metaphysics of morals. (L. W. Beck, Trans.). New York: Macmillan Publishers. Three Buckets of Moral Reasoning DT V
The Eight Dials of Ethical Decision Making Truth vs. LoyaltyJustice vs. MercySelf vs. CommunityShort Term vs. Long TermPolite vs. AuthenticFair vs. EqualFantasy vs. RealityCompetition vs. Collaboration
Deciding between what I love and the truth. Truth Loyalty Kidder, R. M. (1995). How good people make tough choices. New York: A Fireside Book, Simon & Schuster.
Deciding between giving others what they deserve and giving them another chance. Justice Mercy
Deciding between what is good for the smaller group and the larger group. Self Community
Deciding between what is good right now and what might be good in the future. Short-Term Long-Term
Deciding between saying or doing what I think is true or what is politically correct. Polite Authentic
Deciding between who or what I think should receive an exception and when everyone should receive an equal amount. Fair Equal
Deciding between Vision/Brainstorming/Possibility and being practical and grounded in reality. Fantasy Reality
Deciding between going my own way and going the way of the group. Collaboration Competition
Testing Through Case Studies
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