Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond by Bruce Weinstein, PhD (2011). This is a good book for readers who want either an introduction to or a review of ethics as they are applied in daily life. The book, which focuses on the concept of ethical intelligence, is divided into three major sections. The first part introduces the reader to the five principles of ethical intelligence, the second describes how to apply ethical intelligence in the work environment, and the final part discusses how to apply ethical intelligence in our personal lives.
The five principles of ethical intelligence are (broadly):
- Do no harm
- Make things better
- Respect others
- Be Fair
- Be loving
The chapters that make up this title are well written and easy to read. Those interested in applied ethics should find this title interesting because, as one reads through the text, it becomes obvious that the author is familiar with the subject matter. It’s also a plus that Mr. Weinstein also writes on the subject of ethics for Bloomberg Businessweek Online.
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