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.
We have a responsibility to ourselves to spend as much time as possible living our lives rather than constructing lives and worlds in our thought. To do this we require trust.
If we were to have practically wise institutions then they would not only have the will to look after our interests but they would also have the skill to be able to effectively look after our interests.
… we’re also on a path back to “patrimonial capitalism,” in which the commanding heights of the economy are controlled not by talented individuals but by family dynasties.