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The Power of Ethics

How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World

Should a historical statue be taken down if the person memorialised was unethical? 
What should you consider before sending your DNA for a genetic analysis?
Is it enough for businesses to simply meet their legal obligations or should they exceed them?

Our choices matter - they influence our day-to-day habits and relationships, determine the trajectory of our life, and have an impact on other people. Learn how to make ethical decisions in every situation, from personal to professional, and realise how you contribute to shaping the world, one decision at a time.
‘A 21st century ethics classic. A book for leaders to keep close at hand.’
Rob Chesnut

Ethics can be complicated and its boundaries blurred. Publicly, government leaders are acting against the welfare of their citizens, companies are prioritising profits above all, and technology poses risks to society through both innovation and misinformation with little to no repercussions. Personally, we struggle with how much to protect our children online, how to make informed consumer choices, and how to handle misconduct at work.

Behind virtually every ethical challenge we face, there are six forces and through a straightforward, four-step process, world class ethics professor Susan Liautaud gives you all the tools needed to navigate ethics. Learn how to develop a clear point of view, speak with authority and make effective decisions across all areas of life.
In The Power of Ethics, Liautaud shows how we all can make more ethical choices at home, at work, in our communities and in society and create a better world through the decisions we make every day.

Susan Liautaud is the founder and managing director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, which advises clients from global corporations to NGOs on complex ethics matters. She teaches cutting-edge ethics courses at Stanford University, serves as chair of Council of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is the founder of the nonprofit platform The Ethics Incubator. She also chairs and serves on a number of global nonprofit boards. She divides her time between Palo Alto, California, and London.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (November 3, 2022)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471188596