What Are We Doing Here?
What is Getting Ethics to Work anyway? What are we trying to do with this podcast? On this Very Special Episode™ you'll get to know our host Andy Cullison and producer Kate Berry. They explain that most workplace problems boil down to a tension over values, which is why it's important to learn about ethics and develop moral reasoning skills. You'll also hear about the Secret Sauce of Leadership™ and (surprise!) how it relates to ethics. Have a workplace dilemma you need some help with? Send your story to our producer Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the episode’s transcript, click here.
- A value or ethical tension is a conflict that can be traced to a disagreement regarding the importance of at least two competing values or ethical assumptions. This could be an explicit moral disagreement, such as Bob thinks it’s wrong to sell product X and Joe thinks it is perfectly okay to sell product X, but these tensions can also be hidden in disagreements that don’t look like they have anything to do with values or ethics.
- Who is Aristotle?
- "The Work of Leadership" by Ronald Heifetz and Donald L. Laurie
- "In Praise of the Imperfect Leader" by Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski and Peter M. Senge
- "Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman
- "The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World" by Sunnie Giles
- "The Six Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice" by Ron Ashkenas and Brook Manville
- More about Andy Cullison
- What is "ethics"?
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Cullison, Andy and Berry, Kate, "What Are We Doing Here?" (2020). Getting Ethics to Work Podcast. 4.