Sunday, January 16, 2011

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

Check out this important new book by Mary Gentile.

Mary experienced the AVI and Values Mentoring process in March, 2009 and credits the work as being helpful at an important moment in her journey.

How can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, colleagues, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite?

"Educator Mary Gentile empowers business leaders with the skills to voice and act on their values, and align their professional path with their principles. Her book, Giving Voice to Values, is inspired by a curriculum Gentile launched at the Aspen Institute with Yale School of Management, now housed at Babson College, with pilot programs in over 100 schools and organizations on five continents.

Challenging the assumptions about business ethics at companies and business schools, she argues that often the issue isn’t distinguishing what is right or wrong, but knowing how to act on your values despite opposing pressure. Drawing on actual business experiences as well as social science research, Gentile offers advice, practical exercises, and scripts for handling a wide range of ethical dilemmas. Published by Yale University Press, Giving Voice to Values is an engaging, innovative, and useful guide that is essential reading for anyone in business"

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