Giving Voice to Values : How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-02-28
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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How can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite? Drawing on actual business experiences as well as social science research, educator and consultant Mary C. Gentile gives business leaders, managers, and students the tools not just to recognize what is right, but also to ensure that the right things happen.

Author Biography

Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D., is director of the Giving Voice to Values curriculum and senior research scholar at Babson College. Her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, strategy+business, BizEd, CFO Magazine, and Risk Management, and she has written several books on ethics and diversity.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. xxiii
Giving Voice to Our Values: The Thought Experimentp. 1
Values: What They Are and What They Are Notp. 24
A Tale of Two Stories: The Power of Choicep. 47
It's Only Normalp. 72
What Am I Working For?p. 86
Playing to My Strengths: Self-Knowledge, Self-image, and Alignmentp. 108
Finding My Voicep. 135
Reasons and Rationalizationsp. 170
Putting It to Workp. 211
Appendixp. 223
Starting Assumptions for Giving Voice to Values
A Tale of Two Stories: An Exercise
Enablers for Voicing Values: Some Examples
Personal-Professional Profile
Guidelines for Peer Coaching
An Action Framework for Giving Voice to Values: The To-Do List
Notesp. 247
Bibliographyp. 259
Indexp. 269
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