The noble edge : reclaiming an ethical world one choice at a time

by Gilbert, Christopher (Ethics consultant),

Format: Print Book 2021
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection BJ320.G553 2021x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  BJ320.G553 2021x
 
 
Summary
Being trusted is the foundation of our greatest personal freedoms.

In a time of deepening divisions and "alternative facts", trust and authenticity grow more precious by the hour. More and more people find themselves driven to overcome the personal, professional and social pressures for ignoring what is right in favor of what passes for 'success.' They want:

Truth in their decisions Authenticity in their relationships, and Solid ground for making tough, ethical choices in business and life Winner of the Paris Book Festival Award, NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, International Impact Book Award, Literary Titan Book Award, Firebird Book Awards in three categories, NYC Big Book Award, Canadian Book Club Award and Hollywood Book Festival Runner-up for Best Business. The Noble Edge: Reclaiming an Ethical World One Choice at a Time provides these answers as Dr. Christopher Gilbert invites readers into an inspirational conversation spiced with personal stories, humorous anecdotes and invaluable guidance about making consistently good choices. Based on three research-proven steps and nine principles for leading an ethically driven life, The Noble Edge brings a fresh approach to personal growth and inspires real change to empower a brighter future.

As useful in the board room as the family room, this easy-to-follow book contains insightful stories and a powerful model that sharpens the ethical lens and empowers readers to examine their own standards and values by applying transformational concepts to their life. Most importantly, readers will finish The Noble Edge encouraged that they have the power and capacities-- individually and collectively-- to achieve moral progress and bring better ethics into their organizations, families, communities and the world.

Contents
Crisis and victory! : the compassion of ethics
Where's my decoder ring? : the language of ethics
It's not about information, it's about transformation : the clarity of ethics
Shift happens : the threshold of ethics
The first grain : the wisdom of ethics
The second grain : the whole truth of ethics
The third grain : the philosopher's vs. the practitioner's ethics
Subjectivism : me, myself, and I decide what's ethical
Relativism : guilds and allegiances tell uswhat's ethical
Relativism, part 2 : the pressures of relativity
Consequentialism, virtuism, and universalism : tell us what happened, it may be ethical!
Vary the pattern : the progression of ethics
The fourth grain : moral progressivism : the ladder of ethics
Climb the ladder : the step-wise of ethics
It can't be that simple : the task of progressive ethics
To infinity and beyond! : your ethical future
Appendices: Appendix A: Expanded definitions ; Appendix B: Ethics principles summarized.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this engaging work, speaker and ethics consultant Gilbert (There's No Right Way to Do the Wrong Thing) takes readers on a digestible journey through morality, law, and ethics. Gilbert highlights the pitfalls of relying on ethical "isms"--subjectivism, relativism, consequentialism, virtuism, and universalism--illustrating his points through dilemmas faced by an imaginary choice maker and stories about his own business challenges. Ultimately, he guides readers to climb the ladder to "Moral Progressivism," an ethical framework which widens the circle of concern to everyone "through lenses of ever-increasing empathy, love and compassion." Unfortunately, Gilbert leans too glibly into unexamined assumptions that everyone knows certain actions, such as stealing and cheating, are universally wrong. Though Gilbert briefly mentions challenging topics like abortion, stem-cell research, and same-sex marriage, he gives little guidance on how to address these potentially ethical dilemmas. In the end, Gilbert believes moral standards--centered on mutual trust--are universal, that humanity is on a path toward moral progress, and society can create a world "that treat everyone with equity and justice at all times." Those concerned with the ethical weight of choices small and large will find much to ponder here. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ethics, Modern -- 21st century.
Ethics.
Business ethics.
Instructional and educational works.
Publisher New York :Morgan James Publishing,2021
Language English
Description xix, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781631954054
1631954059
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