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99. Understanding your Moral Compass in the Workplace

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99. Understanding your Moral Compass in the Workplace
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Today’s guest is Colleen Doyle Bryant, a ‘Common Decency Expert’ and author of five books and more than 50 learning resources about character and values. Her latest book, Rooted in Decency, her first book for an adult audience, looks at the decline in common decency in society and ways that we can build more trust and cooperation. The book looks at why America’s divisive culture is damaging common decency, and how society can get to a shared set of values that promotes cooperation and trust. Colleen has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Duke University.

You’ll hear what a moral compass is, how your moral compass’ values are expressed or inform your actions, and how leaders can look within themselves and their company cultures to straighten or adjust their leadership styles and exhibit or lead with common human decency in their everyday actions.

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Discussion Points

  • Colleen’s kids grew up in the always-feel-good parenting era
  • Rooted in Decency, the book
  • What is a moral compass? Do we all have one?
  • Understanding your moral compass- personal, corporate and moral
  • Truth, respect, responsibility and compassion
  • Truth – sacrificing accuracy for good intent – is it responsible?
  • Compassion – inclusion, fairness and equality
  • The ‘continuum’ of values
  • Moral disgust vs. moral absolutes – evolution in the last 30 years
  • Leaders – respect and responsibility
  • Common decency at work
  • Colleen’s biggest career/leadership impact
  • 3 Key Takeaways: 
    1. Confident leaders lead with a strong moral compass
    2. Confident leaders prioritize human-to-human connection
    3. Confident leaders foster open dialogue and trust
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