#27: Amanda "Jo" Erven - Speak the Truth, Even if Your Voice Shakes
What's the single most effective way to avoid ethical pitfalls?
Why are so many people afraid to talk about ethics?
Has the world gotten less ethical?
These and other critical questions for success are answered when ethics auditor Amanda "Jo" Erven joins The Rabbi and the Shrink.
#27 Amanda “Jo” Erven
1:30 Changing one person’s mind contributes to a better world
It’s hard to sell ethics because people don’t have a definition and are scared by the word
Have an ethics icebreaker
Ethics may not be simple, but don't have to be complicated
6:00 Three ethical character types
The Big Me
The Ethical Rationalizer
The Everyday Ethicist
People who call themselves ethicists tend to be less ethical
10:00 Unethical behavior encourages others to behave unethically
Create your own ethical value statement or mantra
We can’t change our circumstances except by changing ourselves
14:30 Be ethically pro-active which is pro-self
Too many people don’t know their own values
16:00 Where do we start to put ethics into action?
We don’t have to be experts
Sometimes we’re scared to do what’s right
18:00 Individual, leadership, and organizational ethics
The seven deadly ethical sins
“Move fast and break things” mentality
Disingenuous leaders -- always speak the truth, even if your voice shakes
20:30 Have things really gotten worse?
We are definitely more self-absorbed today
We don’t feel shame, but we rush to shame others
The contradiction of AirBNB
24:15 Beware of conflicts of your own interest
Ethics is threatened by fear and entitlement
The ethics of COVID
Dan Ariely’s research: thinking of the 10 commandments makes us more honest
28:30 Find your trusted advisor
Facing and embrace your adversity
Teaching surly students in Budapest, Hungary
When we have to defend our behavior, we think more about our choices
33:00 Doing the right thing feels really good
Ethical discipline protects others and ourselves
38:00 The word of the day: miscreate -- to produce in a way that is defective
Good intentions without disciplined execution can have disastrous results
40:00 Everyone deserves a better-than-good life