Moral Compass

Stories for a Life's Journey
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684803135
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 824
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Presents a selection of spiritually and morally uplifting literature, organized according to the stages on life's way

The Moral Compass

Leadership for a Free World
Author: Lindsay J. Thompson
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607520575
Category: Self-Help
Page: 179
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The Moral Compass presents a model of morality as a guide to valuesbased leadership. In a free, pluralist society, diverse stakeholders with competing moral claims present serious challenges to the strategic momentum of business, government, NGOs, and community organizations. Leaders need to know how to manage these challenges effectively. The Moral Compass is their guide. As recent history has repeatedly demonstrated, leaders who avoid, impose, or gloss over the centrality of values in realizing a strategic vision can produce severely flawed outcomes such as loss of confidence, corruption, and market failure. The Moral Compass provides leaders with effective tools to manage this complex, strategic environment by engaging directly with stakeholders to clarify and articulate normative values without privileging or diminishing specific moral traditions. The Moral Compass is rich blend of scholarship, practical wisdom, and usable tools. It is a readable, accessible book that draws from a range of scholarship in humanities, business, science, and social sciences to explain the dynamics of human morality. Academically oriented readers will find intellectually challenging resources and references. Pragmatic readers will be able to use this knowledge to cultivate a robust personal moral compass as a leadership tool for building ethical teams, practice groups, and organizational cultures, for framing and managing moral dilemmas, and for conducting an ethical discernment and decisionmaking process. Ethics in business and leadership studies is emerging as a rich field for scholarship. As an active business faculty member in the field, Dr Thompson is familiar with the published literature of colleagues in the Society for Business Ethics, the International Society for Business Ethics and Economics, the Academy of Management, and the American Philosophical Association. As a blend of theory and practice, The Moral Compass is unique among business ethics books in providing a framework for including and managing the volatility of ethical issues arising from tensions between traditional religious and modern secular morality. Rather than avoid these conflicts, the book anchors their source in the inherent complexity of human neurochemistry, individuation, and socialization as a context for moral meaning and conscience. The book includes numerous exercises in reflection, dialogue, and discernment that enable readers to find common moral ground with people from divergent wisdom traditions. The book synthesizes a wide range of knowledge in a presenting practical model for moral discernment, dialogue, and decision making.

Setting the Moral Compass

Essays by Women Philosophers
Author: Cheshire Calhoun
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195154754
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Setting the Moral Compass brings together the (largely unpublished) work of nineteen women moral philosophers whose powerful and innovative work has contributed to the "re-setting of the compass" of moral philosophy over the past two decades. The contributors, who include many of the top names in this field, tackle several wide-ranging projects: they develop an ethics for ordinary life and vulnerable persons; they examine the question of what we ought to do for each other; they highlight the moral significance of inhabiting a shared social world; they reveal the complexities of moral negotiations; and finally they show us the place of emotion in moral life.

The Quest for a Moral Compass

A Global History of Ethics
Author: Kenan Malik
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782390308
Category: History
Page: 300
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In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Kenan Malik explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer's Greece to Mao's China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral beliefs. Engaging and provocative, The Quest for a Moral Compass confronts some of humanity's deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God necessary for moral guidance? Are there absolute moral truths? It also brings morality down to earth, showing how, throughout history, social needs and political desires have shaped moral thinking. It is a history of the world told through the history of moral thought, and a history of moral thought that casts new light on global history. At a time of great social turbulence and moral uncertainty, there will be few histories more important than this.

A Moral Compass


Author: Melissa Fenton
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1937520277
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 105
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"A moral compass" is an autobiography that takes you through the dysfunctional life of a schizo-affective person from around the age of thirteen to the mid-thirties. This book covers such issues as spousal abuse, drug abuse, it's after effects, and abortion. It is told in the first person and might help family members of people with mental illness to understand the illness better. The settings of this person's life range from the oil fields of Texas to the mountains of Utah, where they spent some time as a Christian living around Mormons. "A moral compass" is a short read and to the point, I hope the reader finds it informative as well as thought provoking.

The Journalist's Moral Compass

Basic Principles
Author: Steven R. Knowlton,Patrick Parsons
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275951535
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
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What basic ethical principles should guide American journalists to help them justify their invasion of an individual's privacy, to be objective in their reporting, to avoid being influenced by government or economic controls? A wire service and newsroom veteran and a sociologist and scholar in mass media/communications have designed a philosophical guide for students, scholars, and practitioners to use as a kind of moral compass. Key excerpts from some of the most important writings on the subject from Milton to Louis Brandeis, from Plato to Sissela Bok, and from Adam Smith to John Merrill deal with some of the most serious contemporary issues in journalism today. This short text also includes the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics and a full index.

Setting the Moral Compass : Essays by Women Philosophers

Essays by Women Philosophers
Author: Cheshire Calhoun Professor of Philosophy Colby College
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198035251
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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Setting the Moral Compass brings together the (largely unpublished) work of nineteen women moral philosophers whose powerful and innovative work has contributed to the "re-setting of the compass" of moral philosophy over the past two decades. The contributors, who include many of the top names in this field, tackle several wide-ranging projects: they develop an ethics for ordinary life and vulnerable persons; they examine the question of what we ought to do for each other; they highlight the moral significance of inhabiting a shared social world; they reveal the complexities of moral negotiations; and finally they show us the place of emotion in moral life.

The Moral Compass

A Personal Search for Meaning
Author: Derek Robertson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9799840120
Category: Conduct of life
Page: 210
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The Moral Compass of Public Relations


Author: Brigitta R. Brunner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131729520X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 246
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The civic and moral responsibilities of public relations are hotly contested topics. While many researchers call for focusing on ethics in public relations, they concentrate on ethics in relation to how people do their jobs. In actuality, emphasis should move beyond professional codes of ethics to include general morality and citizenship. Currently, as the profession receives greater scrutiny, it is important to be aware of the value of public relations in the community. This book centers on four areas of public relations’ conscience in order to examine its role in morality and citizenship: civic professionalism, corporate social responsibility, ethics, and public communication. This approach will help to answer the question of what is public relations’ responsibility to the public good.

Finding Your Moral Compass

Transformative Principles to Guide You in Recovery and Life
Author: Craig Nakken
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1592858708
Category: Self-Help
Page: 244
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Finding Your Moral Compass

The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer

Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed
Author: Richard A. Zitrin,Carol M. Langford
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030780741X
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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These are perilous times for Americans who need access to the legal system. Too many lawyers blatantly abuse power and trust, engage in reckless ethical misconduct, grossly unjust billing practices, and dishonesty disguised as client protection. All this has undermined the credibility of lawyers and the authority of the legal system. In the court of public opinion, many lawyers these days are guiltier than the criminals or giant corporations they defend. Is the public right? In this eye-opening, incisive book, Richard Zitrin and Carol Langford, two practicing lawyers and distinguished law professors, shine a penetrating light on the question everyone is asking: Why do lawyers behave the way they do? All across the country, lawyers view certain behavior as "ethical" while average citizens judge that same conduct "immoral." Now, with expert analysis of actual cases ranging from murder to class action suits, Zitrin and Langford investigate lawyers' behavior and its impact on our legal system. The result is a stunningly clear-eyed exploration of law as it is practiced in America today--and a cogent, groundbreaking program for legal reform. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Moral Compass

Poems from the Head, Heart, and Tears of a Tormented Soul
Author: Kirk C. Olson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450218288
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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The forty poems in this collection were originally written as heavy metal song lyrics. The selections encompass a variety of deeply personal themes such as love, alcoholism, fantasy and religion. The poems are often dark in nature, expressing author Kirk C. Olson's emotions, such as sadness, rage, affection and fear. The poems purposely speak to those who need to make choices. Sobriety may be one of those choices as in the case of the poem "The Liquid Truth" I was breaking hearts / While emptying bottles / Too drunk to know / I was emptying my heart / And should have been breaking bottles/ Olson's Moral Compass addresses many of life's philosophical questions and the choices people make within their lifetime. This poetry collection reveals how one experiences life within extremes and there are those who have been to the extreme ends of those experiences.

Ethical Challenges in Health Care

Developing Your Moral Compass
Author: Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, MBE, APRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826110909
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Lachman successfully addresses the most important topics in health care ethics in this volume...The 20 chapters are divided logically and proceed onward from those dealing with the evolution of the philosophical basis for personal and organizational ethics...This text would be a highly useful resource for both undergraduate- and graduate-level health care ethics courses... Summing Up: Recommended. --Choice This book is written for 'all healthcare professionals,' from those providing healthcare services to those administrating healthcare organizations. [It] offers a detailed account of the concept of moral courage within the context of healthcare delivery?.[and] offers clarity and advice on numerous ethical problems. --Doody's Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone. -Nelson Mandela As a health professional or health care leader, have you ever: Had to address the problem of uninsured patients in your hospital? Had to deliver bad news to patients and families? Wanted to report an unethical colleague? If so, you need this book on your bookshelf. Health care managers and professionals face serious ethical dilemmas like these every day. This book provides the knowledge, insight, strategies, and encouragement necessary for developing moral courage in health care practice, even in the face of adversity. Lachman outlines both personal and organizational strategies to help nurses, physicians, physical therapists, and health care leaders develop moral courage, and face difficult ethical challenges in health care practice and management head-on. Lachman presents numerous, real-life case examples to illustrate skills and opportunities for developing moral courage in the workplace. Also included are tips for executives on how to develop their ethical leadership skills. Key Features: Presents guidelines for developing moral courage for organization leaders as well as for individual practitioners Discusses topics of critical concern to nurses and physicians, including patient autonomy, informed consent, and the importance of truth-telling Highlights pressing issues for health care leaders, including the uninsured in America, managing disruptive practitioners, and promoting patient safety Includes guidelines for standing up and speaking out against unethical practices Reiterates Key Points to Remember at the end of each chapter

Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World


Author: Philip Pettit
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039324301X
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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An esteemed philosopher offers a vision for the central role of one of our most cherished—and controversial—ideas. In this rigorous distillation of his political philosophy, Philip Pettit, author of the landmark work Republicanism, champions a simple standard for our most complex political judgments, offering a challenging ideal that nevertheless holds out a real prospect for social and democratic progress. Whereas many thinkers define freedom as the absence of interference—we are left alone to do as we please—Pettit demands that in their basic life choices free persons should not even be subject to a power of interference on the part of others. This notion of freedom as non-domination offers a yardstick for gauging social and democratic progress and provides a simple, unifying standard for analyzing our most entangled political quandaries. Pettit reaffirms the ideal, already present in the Roman Republic, of a free citizenry who enjoy equal status with one another, being individually protected by a law that they together control. After sketching a fresh history of freedom, he turns to the implications of the ideal for social, democratic, and international justice. Should the state erect systems for delivering mandatory healthcare coverage to its citizens? Should voting be a citizen’s only means of influencing political leaders? Are the demands of the United Nations to be heeded when they betray the sovereignty of the state? Pettit shows how these and other questions should be resolved within a civic republican perspective. Concise and elegant in its rhetoric and ultimately radical in its reimagining of our social arrangements, Just Freedom is neither a theoretical treatise nor a practical manifesto, but rather an ardent attempt to elaborate the demands of freedom and justice in our time.

The Ethic of Care

A Moral Compass for Canadian Nursing Practice
Author: Kathleen Stephany
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1608053040
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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The Ethic of Care: a Moral Compass for Canadian Nursing Practice, is unique from other nursing ethics textbooks in several key ways. the book adds a heightened dimension to the already rich knowledge in the field of applied nursing ethics and the ethic of care. the author argues that the ethic of care, or the moral imperative to act justly, be the guiding compass for everything that nurses do. It is with passion and conviction that nurses are encouraged to embody the ethic of care as a lived virtue. Nurses are also inspired to be the leaders of tomorrow by working toward achieving accountability and sustainability in the Canadian publicly funded health care system and by effectively addressing social inequities. At the end of each chapter the author conveys real life case studies, as derived from her experiences as a critical care nurse, psychiatric nurse clinician and former Coroner. These vignettes bring the subject to life and serve as a means for applying newly acquired ethical knowledge.

Ethical Leadership

Progress with a Moral Compass
Author: Joan Marques
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351795538
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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This book introduces readers to the moral dilemmas associated with business decisions, helping students to understand the moral and ethical considerations leaders face in the workplace, and providing a framework for balancing business demands with doing the right thing. The author walks readers through the basics of Western moral philosophy before the 20th century and beyond it, covering Utilitarianism, Universalism, the Golden Rule, and Virtue Ethics as well as compelling Eastern moral philosophy to help readers link individual behavior to the larger scheme of corporate social responsibility. The text combines this with a survey of various leadership theories—such as servant leadership, awakened leadership, authentic leadership, and spiritual leadership—to present a model that combines the strengths of each theory. Students will become familiar with the mindsets behind moral pitfalls along with their potentially disastrous effects and how these can be overcome. Chapter summaries and relevant cases, including studies on Fidel Castro, Wells Fargo, Mylan’s EpiPen Price Gouging, and more will help students to place theories in context, learning how to achieve success in business ventures successfully, compassionately and ethically. With an easy-to-grasp three-part progression and reflective questions for both chapters and cases, Ethical Leadership will benefit students of leadership and business ethics.

Gerechte Freiheit

Ein moralischer Kompass für eine komplexe Welt
Author: Philip Pettit
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518740989
Category: Philosophy
Page: 350
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Was heißt Freiheit heute – jenseits einer auf persönliche Interessendurchsetzung zielenden neoliberalen Marktfreiheit? Können wir noch ein Freiheitsverständnis entwickeln, das uns moralische Orientierung in einer immer komplexer werdenden Welt bietet? Philip Pettit, einer der meistdiskutierten Philosophen der Gegenwart, entwickelt in seinem mitreißenden Buch einen Freiheitsbegriff, der die Idee eines nichtbeherrschten Lebens in sein Zentrum stellt. Freiheit heißt ihm zufolge: sein eigener Herr sein, allen auf Augenhöhe begegnen können und den Einfluss anderer Menschen nicht fürchten müssen. Das hat weitreichende soziale, ökonomische und politische Konsequenzen. Ein unverzichtbarer Kompass für die Navigation im 21. Jahrhundert.

The Japanese Communist Party

Permanent Opposition, but Moral Compass
Author: Peter Berton,Sam Atherton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351857819
Category: Social Science
Page: 146
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This book provides an historical overview of the Japanese Communist Party from its foundation to the present. It outlines the development of the party, explores its stance on key issues and discusses how the party has set a high moral tone, avoiding compromising coalitions with other parties, being intolerant of corruption within its own ranks, and frequently and consistently opposing the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The book also considers the internal nature of the party, which continues to have a mass membership, and which in recent years has softened its former somewhat rigid approach. The book emphasizes the importance for Japan of this moral approach as the conscience of the nation, especially as the present Abe government moves Japan to the right, even though the Japanese Communist Party has never gained power and is never likely to.

Winners Play By the Rules

Keep Your Moral Compass
Author: Jon Huntsman
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132468923
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 10
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times (ISBN: 9780137009039) by Jon M. Huntsman. Available in print and digital formats. How to keep your moral compass pointed toward “true North”--even when those around you are compromising their ethics. No one is raised in a moral vacuum. Every mentally balanced human recognizes basic right from wrong. Whether a person is brought up Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Unitarian, New Age, a freethinker, or an atheist, he or she is taught from toddler on that you shouldn’t lie, steal, cheat, or be deliberately rude, and there are consequences for doing so….

Boxing the Moral Compass

An Introduction to Ethics
Author: Richard W. Reichert
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530669394
Category:
Page: 232
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Ethics is the study of right conduct. Nearly every decision we make and every action we take involve decisions between acts we ought to pursue and those we ought to avoid. Our laws, our legislature, our courts, and our government are institutional reflections of our ethics. Our transgressions, our crimes, and our vices all reflect our ethical failings, while our altruism, charity, and self-sacrifice reflect our ethical aspirations. Wherever humans have enjoyed any freedom to decide their own actions, there is ethics. Boxing the Moral Compass is an introduction to moral reasoning. It has two main divisions: the first presents the various ethical theories that provide the compass points, and the second explains how these theories can assist each of us in navigating the turbulent waters of today's most controversial ethical dilemmas. Together, they provide the foundation for navigating your own way through life. This book does not presume to tell you what path you should take; rather, it aspires to equip you to chart your own moral course. This is an ethics text about how to think, not what to think. After exploring the foundations of moral reasoning, you are invited to apply these concepts to contemporary issues such as abortion, capital punishment, warfare, and many other divisive subjects. By the end of this book your positions on these issues may not have changed, but you will better understand why you hold your views, and you will better understand why others hold opposing views. Ethics helps to identify what is good and right and provides direction for achieving personal happiness and human flourishing. Without ethics, decisions would be random and aimless. There could be no goals, no plan of action, and no way to choose between the endless different options available within the limited number of days afforded to each of us. To explore ethics is to engage in a self-examination of the deepest import. Socrates asserted that "The unexamined life is not worth living." As you encounter the ethical concepts presented in this book, I urge you to continually glance inward and examine your own ethical attitudes and beliefs.