Saturday, February 21, 2009

An elementary schoolteacher's reflection on moral leadership

Among a number of responses to Dana Meadows column on moral leardership, the following, from an elementary school teacher, was one I found particularly compelling.

Thank you for sharing this with me.  Given the moral sleaze that seems to be so rampant in this current financial disaster Dana's thoughts are certainly as relevant now as they were when she wrote them.  I cannot recall a time in my life when examples of greed, and disregard for others, among people who were entrusted with other people's money, retirements, and in some cases the quality of life for so many, and they just blew it off for their own excessive personal greed.  I know that there are ethics classes in business schools, I wonder if they are required?  If not, then probably the only people who take them are the people who really don't need to, the people, as Dana says that knew "right from wrong all along."

As a teacher of young children, teaching ethics, is paramount, and woven into the tapestry of my everyday lessons, encounters, and mediations.  

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