Posts Tagged ‘courage’

ethical principles

“A crisis can…tempt people to suspend or apply different values in response to the changed circumstances, but the innovation and nimbleness required should be based on a constant moral framework. In a crisis your values are your strength.” CEO Vanessa Pigrum talks about how to address ethical dilemmas in the workplace, particularly during times of crisis and uncertainty.

via news.com.au, 2 July 2020

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black lives matter

Scholars and activists have debated how effective empathy is as a tool for behaviour change—particularly when it comes to fighting racism. Paul Bloom argues that empathy allows our bias to drive our decision-making, bell hooks states that empathy is not a promising avenue to systemic racial change, and Alisha Gaines analyzes how an overemphasis on racial empathy in a 1944 landmark study, “An American Dilemma,” led to a blindness about the impact of systemic and institutional racial barriers. This more general understanding and application of empathy has not been an effective aid to fighting systemic oppression.
Bethany Gordon posits that a more nuanced understanding of empathy—and its related concepts—may help us use it more effectively in the fight against racism. There are two strains of empathy that are relevant and can help us better understand (and possibly change) our response: empathic distress and empathic concern, also known as compassion.

via Behavioural Scientist, 15 June 2020

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alumni executive Colloquium

Ro Allen, Commissioner for Gender & Sexuality and part of Cranlana’s alumni, says “Cranlana called us into that space where you understand that making the right decision calls for bravery.”

Equipping senior leaders with the courage to make ethical decisions in challenging circumstances is what Cranlana Centre’s programs do, so that they can help build a better society.

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courage leadership

No matter your age, your role, your position, your title, your profession, or your status, Peter Bregman argues that to get your most important work done, you have to have hard conversations, create accountability, and inspire action.

He identifies four essential elements that all great leaders rely on to rally people to accomplish what’s important to them.

Harvard Business Review, 13 July 2018

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A culture in which employees can challenge decisions and make a contribution offers organisations many benefits. As our CEO Vanessa Pigrum notes, “the difficulties that staff face in challenging authority come at a time when individuals are becoming more aware of their rights to access information about business practices, whether as employees or consumers.”
The Australian Financial Review, 6 November 2019

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