Featured Blog Posts – November 2013 Archive (39)

EXPERIENCES WITH TEACHING MORAL LEADERSHIP

Nur University in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, began teaching moral leadership in 1994, based on a conceptual framework of 6 elements.

1)        Service-Oriented Leadership

2)        The Purpose of Leadership:  Personal and Collective Transformation:

3)        The Moral Responsibility to Investigate and Apply Truth

4)        A Conviction of the Essential Nobility of Human Beings

5)        Transcendence

6)        Development of…

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Added by Joan Hernandez on November 30, 2013 at 7:11pm — No Comments

3 Favorite Immanuel Kant Quotes:

1. "Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more seriously reflection concentrates upon them: the starry heaven above me and the moral law within me."

2. "Nothing in the world - indeed nothing even beyond the world - can possibly be conceived which could be called good without qualification except GOOD WILL."

3. "I am never to act otherwise than so that I could also will that my maxim should become a universal…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 30, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

Our Common Humanity and the Strength in Our Different Faiths

Today, the expression of our faiths takes different strands but is all potently motivational for humanitarian actions. In effect, the diffusion and bush fire effect of domestic and international conflicts/ violence that have characterized the 20th  and the wake of 21tst centuries, such as the gross violations of human rights as well as the chronic situation of natural disasters have all had the propensity to galvanize our various religious  beliefs such as Islam,…

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Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on November 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for November 27th

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International…

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Added by Kent Boydston on November 27, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

"TheEthicsCheckQuestions":

1. Is it Legal ?

2. Is it Balanced ?

3. How will it make me Feel about Myself ?

See "The Power of Ethical Management" :KennethBlanchard&NormanVincentPeale

(small easy to read paperback).

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 27, 2013 at 7:33am — No Comments

Cosmopolitanism: Pluralism, Dialogue, and Global Citizenry for a New Era

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers 

Kwame Anthony Appiah

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.

196 pages



Kwame Anthony Appiah challenges us to adopt the moral manifesto of “cosmopolitanism,” a loyalty to all of humanity, and begs the question of what we owe to strangers simply by virtue of our shared humanity. He joins an important conversation in global ethics on…

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Added by Caitlin Duffy on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

3 Favorite Winston Churchill Quotes:

1. "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war."

2. "Democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.'

3. The only wise and safe course is to act from day to day in accordance with what one's own conscience seems to decree."

"We are the world"  ". Let's Make It Better " Up U&Me Us/All

Go Cyberpeacefare ! Become CyberPeaceCitizen…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 26, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments

Culture Journey: Achieving Sustainable Innovation and Principled Performance in a Morally Interdependent World

Born out of the Clinton Global Initiative, LRN's Practice Forum for Principled Leadership, Performance & Operations is helping institutions move culture to the strategic center

"If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material…

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Added by Reynard Loki on November 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Personal Reflection on ‘Orange Day’ and Beyond

Dedicated to Andrew Carnegie, you would have added your voice against gender disparity in the world as you have advocated for global peace if you were still alive. Your memories are strongly lively in our lives.

As the young beneficiaries of the Carnegie Council remember your birthday, I use it as an opportunity to link the coincidence with our ethical struggle of ending violence against women.

In the backbreaking rice paddies…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on November 25, 2013 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Iran: now what?

The stakes couldn’t be higher and the expectations lower. It was the last chance to broker an agreement –or at least, an initial agreement—with Iran and thus avoid a disaster. But few believed it could be done.

It is true that the clock is ticking very fast. Nobody knows for sure how much time Iran needs to really reach a “breakdown” (the real capacity to have enough enriched uranium to build up a bomb), but estimations oscillate between six months and a year, or even shorter --quite…

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Added by Ana Polo Alonso on November 25, 2013 at 6:52pm — 1 Comment

Pareto's Law & Political/Foreign Corruption

Pareto's Law (80/20 Principle): This law states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. For example, in business 80% of the sales come from 20% of the good customers/clients

Now, from observing our National Political System, I believe that 80% of the funding (if not more) of candidates election  funding come from big money special interest  sources (the 20%) buying: Special Access/IOUs when they support political candidates continually soliciting/begging their support.for…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 25, 2013 at 8:13am — No Comments

Unleashing Persephone: China and Europe join forces for a new Ethos of Sustainable Urbanisation

Man as a “political animal” turns to social interaction to organize his/her life, structure his/her well-being and perpetuate the prosperity of his/her family and descendants. The non-familial; macro-unit of this interaction is the Polis.

From Genoa and Venice to London, Paris, New York and Shanghai,…

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Added by Vasilis Trigkas on November 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Moral Leadership: Sympathy, Liberal Arts and Connection

       Globalisation needs moral leadership. On the one hand, globalisation gives us convenience such as computer and smart phone. On the other hand, globalisation caused undesired consequences such as expansion of terrorism and inequality. However, it does not necessarily mean globalisation is bad. We can make globalisation better with effective global governance. How can we make globalisation better? Some believes institution is important. But what can help to change institution to make…

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Added by Hajime Akiyama on November 24, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Serious TEFL Accredited Certification

In order to teach abroad today, you need to be TEFL Certified.  There are many options but www.serioustefl.com was the first firm to offer TEFL completely online.  Combined with hi-tech features such as real time exams and learned efficiency from our sister site www.seriousteachers.com our TEFL program is top rated in the industry.  The testimonials on our site speak for themselves, real teachers, real…

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Added by Serious Teachers on November 24, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Moral leadership: Personal improvement and sense of crisis

Moral leadership: Personal improvement and sense of crisis

 

            A leader must be able to be in front of to provide exemplary or pioneering in all forms of goodness. Not only that, a leader also must…

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Added by Yonna Ayundria on November 23, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments

At Times Like This: Typhoon Haiyan

“If we are to have partners for peace, then we must first be partners in sympathetic recognition that all mankind possesses in common like aspirations and hunger, like ideals and appetites, like purposes and frailties, a like demand for economic advancement. The divisions between us are artificial and transient. Our common humanity is God-made and enduring” Dwight Eisenhower (1955).

Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on November 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Aftermath: Typhoon Haiyan

One of our GEN members, Maria Isabel Mendiola, is in the Philippines coping with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which impacted her family home. We posted a …

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 22, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments

From War to a Global Ethic

This Carnegie Council Centennial Symposium took place in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, on October 16, 2013. It was part of Andrew Carnegie's International Legacy Week 2013, which celebrated the huge impact made by the Scots-American philanthropist Andrew…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for November 21st

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International…

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Added by Kent Boydston on November 21, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

MORAL LEADERSHIP: HONESTY

Ethical issues are a problem throughout the world regarding the leadership of a leader is honesty. Lots of action in a democracy demonstrations, protests, and even request a demotion by the community leaders. This case, comes from the attitude of a leader who lies.

True leadership act ethically, which is committed to the needs of the organization and the needs of the people. Everyone wants their leaders are trustworthy and these characteristics are found successful in every leader…

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Added by ERLISTA RAKAEVA on November 20, 2013 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

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