One of the most powerful motivators is a commitment to a cause that is bigger than one’s self interest. If educators cultivate the capacity to easily adopt such causes we will see a greater willingness in our youth to strive through adversity in pursuit of something truly noble.
We cannot control what life hands us but we can sure as bob control how we deal with it. Virtue and personal excellence does not sit in what we have been given, it sits in our commitment to giving.
Trust and trustworthiness is the fabric of social cohesion, it is the glue that turns two people into one family and two families into one community.
The power of this motivation should not be underestimated. Self-interest can only inspire survival, commitment to an ideal can move mountains.
If you want to be a leader there is only one thing you need to get right. You need to care for the people who are under your charge.
Any system or society is defined by the people that comprise it. The people that comprise it are defined by how morally mature and sophisticated they are.
Sir Ken Robinson offers an excellent talk on Education and how he thinks it should change. I feel we have a responsibility to keep the considerations like the one’s raised in this talk firmly in view as a society.
The cause of the problem of inequality and poverty is a result of the underlying assumption of economic theory regarding what it means to be a rational agent.
It seems then that we require a shift from rights-based ethical discourse to virtue-based ethical discourse. This shift will be accompanied by a conversion from slavery and victim-hood to freedom and benevolence.
For the value of the skill of good communication to be realized then there are a couple of important things which the boss needs to get right.