Talking About Ethics is a practical guide for manager-led discussions that build the trust, teams, and culture that prepare employees for complex ethical issues. It provides twelve brief, ambiguous scenarios that are easily adaptable to different industries. Each scenario comes with discussion suggestions and an optional engagement activity. You could pick up this book today and be prepared to lead your first discussion tomorrow.
Plot/Idea: Drawing on decades of experience as a Harvard-educated attorney specializing in ethical issues, Reeve offers 12 guided case studies for honing managers’ abilities to help their teams navigate ambiguous ethical terrain. Readers will appreciate the book’s proactive approach to all-too-familiar ethical conundrums.
Prose: Compelling scenarios, clear prose, bulleted lists and tables, and engaging group exercises make challenging material available for conversation, reflection, and transformation. A relevant tool for anyone at any level of a company.
Originality: The power of Reeve’s book lies in its attention to practical insight, use of illustrative case studies, and useful takeaways. Managers can apply the 12 representative ethical dilemmas to helping their teams practice ethical problem-solving in a range of settings.
Character/Execution: Reeve structures her practical manual to support monthly ethics discussions, keeping the book useful and relevant long after the first read. A highly actionable guide.
Date Submitted: November 10, 2022
"Useful and relevant long after the first read. A highly actionable guide."