Team Building Leadership Innovation Expert michael cardus

I had to pleasure of joining philosophy students from Buffalo State College, to hear ethical arguments about really tough moral choices examples of the cases.

The students are placed on teams asked to develop an argument for what to do and what is the right thing to do. At one point another team responds to the first teams argument. They may refute the argument or they may agree and attempt to point out the areas of agreement then, show slight nuances that the other team may have overlooked.

As I heard these bright students present and develop cogent reasons for moral actions and cite the reasons and possible objections to their arguments, I could not help but think about the direct application to team building and leadership.

This is what work is, everyday. Making choices with the best evidence we have possible, sharing our reasons for making those choices and allowing others to speak and possibly agree or oppose or add value to our choices.

How do you respond when you are wrong?

Your choice/argument may very well be wrong and your response as a team member or Managerial-Leader is important. The choice may be challenging and you did the best you could at the time…you can still be wrong. Your response can move your learning forward OR freeze you in time.

It is tough (at any age) to be told that you are wrong, and the facts that you believe are false.