Self-knowledge and alignment means to voice and act on your values in a way that is consistent with who you are and builds on your strengths.

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Define your personal and professional purpose explicitly and broadly before conflicts arise, and appeal to this sense of purpose in others.

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Normalization means expecting values conflicts so that you approach them calmly and competently. Over-reaction can limit your choices unnecessarily.

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Believe that you have a choice about voicing your values and know what has helped – and hindered you – in the past so you can work around these factors.

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Know and appeal to a short list of widely shared values. Don’t assume too little — or too much — commonality with the viewpoints of others.

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We’re all familiar with optical or auditory illusions and how they can affect our perception. But just as our physical senses can be tricked, our moral sense can be fooled, too. Moral illusions can lead even the most well-meaning people astray. Learning about behavioral ethics can help you uncover these moral illusions. And it can…

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What is the veil of ignorance? Learn about this ethics concept in this video from the McCombs School of Business. For more video definitions, select from the list on this page.

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What are values? Learn about this ethics concept in this video from the McCombs School of Business. For more video definitions, select from the list on this page.

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What is utilitarianism? Learn about this ethics concept in this video from the McCombs School of Business. For more video definitions, select from the list on this page.

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What is meant by tangible and abstract in the ethics realm? Learn about this ethics concept in this video from the McCombs School of Business. For more video definitions, select from the list on this page.

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