Ethics of Leadership
While I was off with the Tech Consultants, my colleague Sue was attending a talk by Bill Grace of EthicsLeadership.org. She and Joe were fired up at this one. I think it's good to remember we are human and technology is just a tool...
She shared her notes with me:
ETHICAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMON GOOD IN AN ERA OF SECRECY AND INFORMATION CONTROL
Dr. Bill Grace
Gracious Space. Comfort. Warm. Home. Outdoors.
Two dimensions – inner life - public space
External dimension outer life... outdoors.
Look at both inner life and public life is there enough gracious space to make us feel comfortable.
Strangers feel comfortable in gracious space. There are people who we would welcome but there are people we keep at arm’s length... who do we put our arm up against in a public space.
Two duties of leadership:
Tell the truth. We are responsible for our own truth. “The duty of every citizen in a democracy is to speak the truth of love and power.”
The truth does make us afraid.
Point towards hope. Respond from a place other than fear... from hope... how do we make our world safer. “champions of liberty. Access to information. Library is a place where the future is born. Nobel prize for peace... what are we called upon for at this time? What is our best work?
Noble Civilized – homeless people calling the internet home.
Posted: Fri - February 27, 2004 at 06:19 PM