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

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    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.

    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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    ISBN 9780300181562
    Genre BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
    Format Paperback
    Pages 273
    Publisher Date 2012-02-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Yale Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.64 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Gentile, Mary C.
    Country of Origin United States

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