Entries by Ethical Systems

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Adam Grant on the Business Culture of Lies, Narcissists, and Ego in HBO’s “Succession”

In this episode of the Succession podcast, host Kara Swisher speaks with Adam Grant about what happens when a culture of lies, narcissists, and ego is fueled by a demanding and demeaning boss. Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist who studies work motivation, job design, and prosocial and proactive behaviors. His research examines the forces that […]

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Enlightenment and the Righteous Mind

They discuss: How cognitive biases lead to a more pessimistic view of the world [07:00] The problems with the idea of utopia and its beneficial uses when properly inserted into a society’s belief (religious) structure [10:30] Examining the role group religions play in bringing people together [18:00] The role Christianity had, according to Peterson, in […]

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How Political Polarization Affects Our Personal and Professional Lives

Listen to “#29 – How Political Polarization Affects Our Personal and Professional Lives” on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Alison Goldsworthy, Laura Osborne, and Alexandra Chesterfield—the authors of a new book, Poles Apart—about the manifestations of political polarization in our personal and professional lives, and how we […]

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Remote Work and the Strategic Advantage of Culture

In this virtual event, hosted by the New York Fed in July, Alison Taylor joined other panelists to discuss, among other things, how norms are transmitted in various work environments, and the potential impacts of hybrid workplaces on collaboration, inclusion, and other facets of workplace culture. The event was part of the New York Fed’s […]

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From Academia to Wall Street: Discussing DEI at Business Schools

In this Heterodox Academy panel, Debi Ghate, vice president of strategy and programs at Philanthropy Roundtable, moderates a conversation with Alison Taylor, Ravi S. Kudesia, and John Hasnas. Challenging conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion are happening on every college and university campus this year. These conversations are also starting to occur in boardrooms, on […]

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How to Understand Political Polarization in the Workplace

In this conversation from the NeuroLeadership Institute, host David Rock speaks with Jon Haidt and Alison Taylor about the social and technological origins of our politically polarized era, and how it now affects the dynamics of workplace culture in the United States and elsewhere. They discuss: The ways our divisions and biases affect diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts The […]

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The Science of Collaborating Effectively: A Conversation with Debra Mashek

Listen to “#28 – The Science of Collaborating Effectively: A Conversation with Dr Debra Mashek” on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Debra Mashek about how true collaboration emerges within and between groups, why it breaks down, and what companies can do to foster it. We discuss: – […]