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Giving Voice to Values

Giving Voice to Values: Pragmatism and Practice

How to address ethical dilemmas effectively: The Giving Voice to Values (GVV) approach helps individuals recognize and act on their values in the face of conflict — more than theory, it’s about practicality. In a new book edited by GVV pioneer Mary Gentile, experts Ed Freeman and Brian Moriarty discuss GVV and the pragmatic philosophy of John Dewey

Giving Voice to Values: A Glimpse of the Origin Story

Many of us want to act in alignment with our values, but it’s often easier said than done. Giving Voice to Values (GVV) is an innovative approach to standing up for values under pressure. Here, GVV pioneer Mary Gentile shares a portion of her journey in finding the answer to “Once I know what I believe is right, how can I enact it effectively?”

A Word to Hedgehogs: Find Commonality Across Critical Issues

Philosopher Isaiah Berlin stated that people fall into two categories: the fox and the hedgehog. Professor Mary Gentile shares her thoughts on why they must co-exist and work together.

Giving Voice to Values: COVID-19 Conflicts, Creative Solutions and Collaboration

In a world beset by the COVID-19 pandemic, we face situations that test our deepest values. And when a threat to personal safety triggers the fight or flight response, our values-based decision-making is at greater risk. Mary Gentile’s Giving Voice to Values framework can help prepare us to be our best selves in trying times.

In the Weeds: A Taxing Values Conundrum

What’s an employee to do when her employer asks her to stray from her values? In this Case in Point, Mary Gentile, Steven Mintz and William F. Miller examine a complex situation in the tricky setting of taxes and the cannabis business.

Digital Learning and Values-Driven Leadership: Why It Works

Why might the digital space be a better place to practice how we can be ready to voice our values? Darden Professor Mary Gentile and Debra Newcomer of Nomadic Learning offer insights on the importance of values-driven leadership development and leveraging online tools.

5 Tips for Voicing Values in the #MeToo Era

Professor Mary Gentile’s Giving Voice to Values (GVV) work delves into how we can tackle values issues. Here, she and Lisa Cannell offer insights to help women and men respond to unintended or uninformed — but nevertheless problematic — behaviors before they rise to the level of reporting offenses.

How to Act on Your Ethics

We’ve all faced situations in which — faced with long odds, tight deadlines, a challenging environment or limited resources — we’ve marshalled our problem-solving skills and figured out how to do what needs to be done.