Within the MoralDNA™ Profile we question participants about their moral values and our data reveals how different occupations assess their Courage, both at work and within the home. “It is curious that physical courage should be common in the world and moral courage so rare”. Mark Twain Courage refers to doing consistently what we feel is right despite personal risk. It can often mean facing … Continue reading Courage: Is It Time to Stand Up and Be Counted?
“Politics have no relation to morals” – Niccolo Machiavelli As the lobbying scandal delivers the latest body blow to the public’s trust and confidence in the political system, it seems hard to disagree with Machiavelli’s suggestion that politics have no relation to morals. Examples of such wrongdoing are so prevalent amongst the political elite that they almost appear to be part of the normal “rules … Continue reading Is politics as morally bankrupt as it seems?
At first it may appear a little surprising that ‘hope’ is included on the list of moral values tested within the MoralDNA™ Profile. After all, can someone’s judgment on how full or how empty their metaphorical glass is, impact upon their wider moral outlook and occupation? The answer is, yes it can and does. Hope is the moral value that enables us to believe in … Continue reading Hope: Who Has It? Who Needs It?
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Ernest Hemingway What makes someone trustworthy? We trust people every day: the teacher, the policeman, the nurse; a host of acquaintances and complete strangers as we go about our lives and work. But who considers themselves most trustworthy? If we believe that trust is earned before it is given, then … Continue reading “Who should you trust?
What happens when good people go to work? From the shop floor to the boardroom, the factory, office block, studio, café and classroom, through the MoralDNA™ Profile we’re discovering more about who bring brings the milk of human kindness to work in their packed lunch and who leaves their humanity, along with their coat, at the door. Our Ethic of Care helps us distinguish “good” … Continue reading When it Comes to Work, Who Cares?
“Cretans, always liars”, so reckoned Epimenides of Crete in around the 6th century BC. Have the fibbing Cretans changed their habits or are we, as a society, still playing fast and loose with the truth today? In a recent survey by People Management, one third of their poll* of HR professionals believed that they were being told more lies than two or three years ago. … Continue reading All in an Honest Day’s Work
Currently, 19% of people completing the MoralDNA™ profile are Teachers. First of all, if you’ve taken the test and received the Teacher profile this certainly does not mean you should start teaching language and maths to other people’s children! What it does mean is that your primary concern is the Ethic of Care. This suggests your decision-making is based predominantly on emotional intelligence or empathy. … Continue reading What does it mean to be a “Teacher” in the MoralDNA™ Test?
Very recently Hogan Assessments published results of an internet survey of about 1000 employed persons. People were asked to describe the bad and good bosses they had worked for. compare hotels . The results are very interesting and are consistent with our own findings with MoralDNA™ which we will be sharing over the coming weeks. What makes a bad boss bad? Most people find the following … Continue reading Bad bosses and good bosses
In this post I try to read my own MoralDNA™ profile and use it as my ethical mirror. I hope this will help you read your own profile. In case you have just arrived at this post from outer space, visit www.moraldna.org and do the questionnaire and get your report (it’s free). Don’t worry, I will wait. Trust me, you will learn some things about … Continue reading How to read my MoralDNA™ profile