Dr. Jonathan Haidt, Author, NYU Stern School of Business Professor, and TED Speaker shared with CEO Trustees a glimpse into the future of teaching "ethics." At an interactive program in New York City, Dr. Jonathan Haidt walked us through a couple of the key ideas of his bestselling book, "The Righteous Mind," explaining how people are driven far more by their passions than by their reason, and how that makes teaching ethical behavior, or any kind of behavior, such a challenge.
He led the group through an exercise of evaluating the ethics of business by recalling situations that challenged their respective organizations in the past, and how they or their colleagues responded to that challenge. This resulted in a fascinating exchange among Trustees.
By the end of the evening, the audience was thinking about ethics on a new level, while giving Jon valuable feedback on how to advance the communication of the research on ethical behavior and systems.