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

By Mary C Gentile

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 on social science research, Babson College business educator and consultant Mary Gentile challenges the assumptions about business ethics at companies and business schools. She gives business leaders, managers, and students the tools not just to recognize what is right, but also to ensure that the right things happen. The book is inspired by a program Gentile launched at the Aspen Institute with Yale School of Management, and now housed at Babson College, with pilot programs in over one hundred schools and organizations, including INSEAD and MIT Sloan School of Management.

She explains why past attempts at preparing business leaders to act ethically too often failed, arguing that the issue isn't distinguishing what is right or wrong, but knowing how to act on your values despite opposing pressure. Through research-based advice, practical exercises, and scripts for handling a wide range of ethical dilemmas, Gentile empowers business leaders with the skills to voice and act on their values, and align their professional path with their principles. Giving Voice to Values is an engaging, innovative, and useful guide that is essential reading for anyone in business.



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..". the most significant contribution to business ethics I have experienced in my professional career! ... destined to shape the behavior of future generations in ways that should make us all much prouder of business as an entity and management as a career."--Leonard A. Schlesinger, President, Babson College--Leonard Schlesinger

.".. a fascinating tool to help us to be as ethical as we strive to be. .. The ideas in the book are clever, original, thoughtful and important."--Max H. Bazerman, Straus Professor - HBS--Max H. Bazerman




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Publisher Yale University Press
Publish date 02/28/2012
Pages 273
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ISBN-13 9780300181562
ISBN-10 0300181566
Language English

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