Tag Archives: Morality

The Path

“Bullets cannot kill love”, said Olav Fykse Tveit, the head of the Norwegian Protestant Church at a memorial service in the capital, Oslo, yesterday, following the murder of two people, and wounding of many more, at an attack in one … Continue reading

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Holding Our Values

This week i’ve been exploring ‘values’, from both an individual and Organisational perspective. I’ve tried to break down the relationship between the narrative of ‘values’ and the practical actions that we take, and to consider whether it’s even possible to … Continue reading

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Six Seconds

As part of an expanding body of work around values, i want to use today to explore ‘values’ in action, around six seconds of detail. The six seconds in question are length of time removed by Warner Bros from the … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Values

Today is a tour through ‘values’: the ones we hold ourselves, the ones that Organisations talk about, and the ways that they impact, or fail to impact, into our everyday action. Most people believe that they have values, and if … Continue reading

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Why we Work – Reflections on the Future of Work

What is ‘work’, and why do we do it? The contemporary conversation about ‘the workplace’, in terms of the geography of work, and the social dynamics of collaboration, and the impacts of technology, against a backdrop of 18 months of … Continue reading

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Self and System: Imperfect Leadership

How do we lead in complex and dynamic environments? Environments and contexts where the ‘right’ way forward is not always clear, or where there is apparently no right way at all. What guides our actions, and can we ever be … Continue reading

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The Moral Leader

Some people act with an utter clarity, certain in the virtue and right of their efforts. I am happy for them. Because i am imperfect. What if the correct path is not always clear? What if we have to do … Continue reading

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What I’m Thinking About: Godless Morality and the Evolution of Organisations

I normally write the blog Monday to Thursday, and write my ‘Captain’s Log’ newsletter on fridays. But today i am publishing two blog posts, as it’s been a productive week! This, the second Friday post, is actually the section from … Continue reading

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Extraditing Values: Convenient Principles

The UK government has confirmed that it will extradite two terrorist suspects to the US, without demanding a guarantee that they won’t face the death penalty. This is unusual: as a point of principle, the UK does not support the … Continue reading

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Organisational Pollution and Ethical Choice

Our choices are made within a framework of consequence, some externally applied, some internally moderated. Our ethical framework, the moral principles that govern our behaviour, is neither absolute, not rigid: it’s learned and flexible, influenced through a range of factors, … Continue reading

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