Giving Voice to ValuesHow to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right (Mary C. Gentile)
When I discuss the courage to take a moral stand in my workshops I also refer participants to the work of Harvard professor Mary Gentile “Giving Voice to Values“. She offers the most forward thinking way of preparing ourselves to effectively say “no” when peers or leaders are choosing expediency over ethical choices.
The book is astonishingly complementary to Intelligent Disobedience. GVV as it is known, comes from a strong research background while Intelligent Disobedience is driven by narratives from all walks and ages of life.
The central conclusion of GVV is that we must provide practice opportunities for people to speak up so they are prepared to do so when important values are at stake. This is precisely what Intelligent Disobedience calls for both in working adults and in children of pre-school and school age (see Blink! Think! Choice. Voice). If you love Intelligent Disobedience you will find Giving Voice to Values a terrific companion book.