Global Ethics

Global Ethics - Develop Moral Courage Discourse and...

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Institute for Global Ethics Truth v. Loyalty Individual v. Community Short Term v. Long Term Justice v. Mercy
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Stand for Conscience We tend to focus on one or two key values We recognize that no higher right value ought to change our direction Moral courage is ultimately based on conscience and not consequence
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Contemplate the Dangers Ambiguity Exposure Loss
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Endure the Hardship Experience Character Faith Intuition
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Avoid the Pitfalls What will prevent YOU from having moral courage?
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Avoid the Pitfalls Compromises Foolhardiness Timidity Tepid Ethics Bystander Apathy Groupthink
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Moral Cowardice Syndrome (lessons from classic cases) Failure to speak up can originate with… Milgram Syndrome : unquestioning reliance on authority Asch Syndrome : urge for social belonging Stanford Prison Syndrome : scripted role expectations Enron Syndrome : avoidance of personal loss (greed) Challenger Syndrome: direct pressure to misrepresent
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Unformatted text preview: Develop Moral Courage Discourse and discussion Modeling and mentoring Develop Moral Courage Attributes of Morally Courageous Leaders : Greater confidence in principles than in personalities High tolerance for ambiguity, exposure, and personal loss Acceptance of deferred gratification and simple rewards Independence of thought Formidable persistence and determination Develop Moral Courage Discourse and discussion Modeling and mentoring Practice and persistence “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. -- Aristotle What will prevent you from having moral courage?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course BUS M 390 taught by Professor Loriwadsworth during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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