Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond

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Ethical intelligence may not get the attention of other forms of “smarts,” but as renowned ethics popularizer Bruce Weinstein shows, it is the most practical, valuable, and even courageous form, determining success on the job, fulfillment in relationships, and sense of self-worth. After reviewing the five basic ethical principles agreed upon by cultures and religious traditions around the world and throughout time, Weinstein shows readers how to develop their ethics IQ by applying these principles in daily life. ...

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Ethical intelligence may not get the attention of other forms of “smarts,” but as renowned ethics popularizer Bruce Weinstein shows, it is the most practical, valuable, and even courageous form, determining success on the job, fulfillment in relationships, and sense of self-worth. After reviewing the five basic ethical principles agreed upon by cultures and religious traditions around the world and throughout time, Weinstein shows readers how to develop their ethics IQ by applying these principles in daily life. Real-world examples and interviews — with CEOs, athletes, celebrities, and political leaders — illustrate ethics in action, and in their absence. Most strikingly, Weinstein shows that ethical principles aren’t just good; they are good for us, benefiting our health, happiness, and prosperity. While ethical ignorance grabs headlines, it is ethical intelligence that creates the fullest, most fulfilled life.

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In this engrossing book, Weinstein, who writes the "Ask the Ethics Guy" column for www.businessweek.com, shows readers how to make the best possible decisions at work and at home by using five basic principles: do no harm, make things better, respect others, be fair, and be loving. Through the use of abundant case studies and ethical dilemmas, Weinstein explains how to handle errant employees who are well connected and when to advise a friend that her Facebook pictures may have detrimental ramifications. The author covers a variety of everyday situations, from dealing with difficult people to watching a friend drip food on a bookstore magazine. Appendixes offer a wealth of books, movies, and TV shows that can enrich ethical intelligence and promote dialog. Great for individual readers, this book also has excellent potential for study or discussion groups.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608680542
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 541,610
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Weinstein, PhD, is the host of “Ask the Ethics Guy!” on Bloomberg Businessweek Online's management channel, where he also writes an ethics column. He regularly gives keynote addresses to businesses, schools, and nonprofit organizations across the country.

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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    Worthy reading, highly recommended

    'Wish I had this book as a younger man. It covers many situations of thought. Some of the companies I have worked for a the past could use Bruce's insightful research. Society today needs a guide book such as Ethical Intelligence.

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    Well-written conversational approach to a tricky subject.

    This book is worth reading. It is conversational, logical, and practical. These words don't sound fancy, none of them end in "est," but there is no higher praise possible.

    Bruce uses a conversational tone throughout. If you've ever had a friend who knows something you don't know who informs you, then you know the tone I mean. It's a friendly and clear tone. It's a tone that respects your intelligence while filling you in on some information you have missed. It is a humble tone. Near the beginning of the book Bruce says it would be irresponsible of us not to question what he says. In short, a conversational tone is easy to hear.

    A logical book is easy to remember and it is easy to expand upon. If a book is completely logical in its framework, you can add information to that framework later; you can use it as a springboard to learn more. This book is very logical. When Bruce, to stretch a metaphor, leaves a stone unturned, he calls attention to it and even suggests other reading or thinking you can do on the subject. First, the five principles are introduced (Do no harm - Make things better - respect others - be fair - be loving) and then Bruce shows us how these play out with co-workers, underlings, bosses, clients and customers, family, community, and the self. That's the whole story. Not incidentally, saving the self for the last is a good idea, as treating the self truly well is a big challenge in our culture.

    The most important aspect of a book on philosophy is that it be practical. At no time in this book does Bruce say "be good" and then leave it at that. Throughout the book he is saying "here is how to be better" and here are specific ways you can practice being better right now.

    Really worth looking at.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

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    Ethical Intelligence

    Ethics are complex, but Bruce Weinstein offers a lucid guidebook to sticky ethical situations. He articulates five universal moral principles. Not always successfully: His logic needs work in a few areas, and he backs away from several complex ethical challenges. But even readers who disagree with the author will find value and utility here. getAbstract recommends Weinstein¿s thoughtful guide to those interested in ethics and philosophy, as well as to managers and HR personnel who are responsible for shaping ethical workplaces.

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