What do you do when your opinions or values conflict with those of your employer or organization?
In previous episodes, you’ve heard Laura talk about values and boundaries. She has covered how they impact our personal and professional lives, and how sticking to them can help us succeed in our careers, among other things.
Today on the show, Laura welcomes book author, global thought leader, and senior faculty member at one of the world’s leading business schools, G. Richard Shell.
During this conversation, Richard goes into detail on the close relationship between values and conflict. He delves into his tactical approach when it comes to conflict resolution in the workplace, shares what inspired him to write his book The Conscience Code: Lead with Your Values. Advance Your Career, why values are our best guide in times of crisis, and much more!
Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 14 where Laura interviews Mark Benton on how to lead on purpose and be an epic mentor, then go back and check it out!
In this episode, we cover:
-Values that cause workplace conflict.
-What C.R.A.F.T. is and how it aids in conflict resolution.
-How to live your values even when you’re not in a position of power.
-What pluralistic ignorance is and what it has to do with inappropriate behavior in the workplace.
-How to start thinking of yourself as a person of conscience at work.
-The power of doing the right thing.
Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Richard’s website and connect with him on LinkedIn here!
-Grab Richard’s book, The Conscience Code: Lead with Your Values. Advance Your Career.
-Want to know how to better approach your personal conflict styles? Take The Conflict assessment.
-Find your Free Values Worksheet HERE.
More about Richard:
G. Richard Shell is a global thought leader and senior faculty member at one of the world’s leading business schools, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as Chair of Wharton’s Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, the largest department of its kind in the world. His forthcoming book, The Conscience Code: Lead with Your Values. Advance Your Career. [June 8, HarperCollins Leadership] addresses an increasingly urgent problem in today’s workplace: standing up for core values such as honesty, fairness, personal dignity, and justice when the pressure is on to look the other way. Shell is a skilled communicator across many diverse audiences. His students have included everyone from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 CEOs to FBI hostage negotiators, Navy SEALs, and United Nations peacekeepers. In addition, he has worked extensively with public school teachers, labor unions, nurses, and hospital administrators to help them become more effective professionals.
Shell’s previous award-winning books include Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People (3rd Edition, Penguin, 2019), The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas (with Mario Moussa, Penguin/Portfolio, 2007), and Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success (Portfolio, 2013). Collectively, they have sold over 500,000 copies in 17 foreign language editions. He has written for and/or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company, Inc., Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report, Time, USA Today, HuffPost, Real Simple, Bottom Line Personal, and Men’s Health.