Grappling with the Gray
An ethical handbook for personal success and business prosperity
"It's... FANTASTIC! The individual stories and how [the author] takes us through the decision-making process are truly exquisite." —Bob Burg, co-author of the bestselling Go-Giver series.
“This is a remarkable book – full of engaging case studies on a wide range of topics and full of practical wisdom.” —Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr., Harvard Business School Professor of Ethics and author of Defining Moments.
Grappling with the Gray offers a collection of case studies, real and hypothetical, intended to ignite thoughtful consideration of ethical dilemmas in our personal and professional lives. It provides a guided discussion of how to work inward from both extremes toward a rational and equitable middle.
Should airlines allow free upgrades to unoccupied seats?
Is it right to lie when the truth will do more harm than good?
Is "It's not illegal" a good defense?
The system is broken. Why should I vote?
Introductory white paper: The 7 Principles of Ethical leadership
“Yonason Goldson trains us how to think ethically, to shape our natural responses through ethical training and mold the way we deal with the world.” —Simcha Weinberg, Founder and President, The Foundation Stone
Simply stated, a business culture driven by profits at the expense of values is destined to fail. Research shows that companies ranked highest for ethics grow faster than companies that aren’t. Work environments are more pleasant. Employees are more satisfied, engaged, loyal, passionate, and productive. Turnover costs are less. Brand image shines. Cultivating a culture of ethics is the time-tested formula for spectacular success.
"An easy-to-read, interesting piece of work that will grab your attention, keep it and make you think." —Michael Toebe in Corporate Compliance Insights (read the full review here)
“Grappling with the Gray is particularly rich in its content and has a rare and thought-provoking blend of wisdom and practical insight.”—Daniel Grunewald, Director, Jewish Association for Business Ethics
The thought questions and discussions that follow each case study offer the opportunity to develop the ethical mindset that enables us to see the bigger picture, engage in civil debate, and work effectively toward consensus. Raising our ethical awareness ultimately produces a culture where compliance laws take care of themselves and a workforce that feels empowered, appreciated, and invested in a common vision that accelerates success.
“It would be so much easier if every decision was a simple black and white issue. This is an amazing collection that forces you to think about all of the gray areas in life.”
—Steve Epner, Saint Louis University Faculty, Mentor, and Business Advisor
"Rabbi Goldson guides the reader through messy ethical gray areas, options for action, and identifying the most ethical choice, for each timely scenario in this enlightening book."
—Linda Fisher Thornton, CEO of Leading in Context LLC, and author of 7 Lenses
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Fix Your Broken Windows
A 12-Step System for Promoting Ethical Affluence
What is ethical affluence?
• Winning the race without ruining your name.
• Reaching the top without throwing others over the cliff.
• Achieving your dreams without selling your soul.
Good intentions are a good start; but there’s a famous road paved with those. Small problems grow into large problems, and large problems lead to disaster. But if little problems swell into tsunamis, why can’t little fixes turn the tide?
Sometimes, you need a plan. Other times, all you need is a reminder to do what you already know you should be doing. Practice becomes habit, and good habits are the recipe for real, positive change.
These pages will introduce you to a practical system of ethics, communication, and personal responsibility that will transform any professional or social community into one defined by engagement, enthusiasm, and prosperity.
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Secrets for success and happiness from the wisdom of the ages
We live in a world of endless contradictions. Work vs. family. Money vs. fulfillment. Desires vs. obligations. The body vs. the spirit. We rely on conventional wisdom to point us forward. But conventional wisdom gets it wrong more often than we imagine.
Open this book and celebrate the marriage between the greatest collection of verbal images in history — King Solomon’s Book of Proverbs — and the most famous visual image in the world — Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Find tranquility in the midst of conflict
Develop attitudes that deepen relationships
Gain clarity through times of darkness and confusion
Decrease cynicism and find joy in the daily miracles that fill our lives
Take a guided tour beneath the surface of the world we live in through the lens of news stories, historical vignettes, folktales, the wonders of nature, and the discoveries of science — all woven together in a lyrical and surprising medley of the human experience.
Researchers have no explanation why people, when blindfolded, can’t walk a straight line; but what is it about human nature that makes us wander in circles? What does former NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to ease Manhattan traffic with “congestion pricing” reveal about the way we make decisions? What can fig harvesting, migraine headaches, and two Miss America titleholders teach us about the underpinnings of emotional well-being?
The answers to 3000 years of questions are here, revealed for every seeker of truth and self-awareness in the language of our modern era. Guided by the wisdom of Solomon and the mysteries of the Mona Lisa, learn how to find tranquility in the midst of chaos, how to savor the moments of everyday life, and how to resolve the paradoxes of the human heart.
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“The book is amazing, and I found myself taking notes before the first chapter even began. This book is full of wisdom and is beautifully written in a way that makes it relatable to everyone. It took me awhile to read through because I was note-taking and such. It will be on my shelf and in my ‘to read’ pile for years to come!! Love it!”
– Marisa Slusarcyk for Rogue-Reviews
“Real definitions of love and happiness are provided in a blend of proverbs and analysis that will delight those thinkers who want a lively discourse of possibilities and alternative visions.”
– D. Donovan, Senior Book Reviewer for Midwest Book Review
“For readers who are looking for tranquility to savor their daily lives, this book will give them the clarity to move forward. Emotional and spiritual maturity depend on how one looks at and how one handles daily life. There are many tips on how to handle life, despite the hardships, losses and disappointments, and always be smiling.”
– Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
The Successful Leader's CoDE of Values
In the end, everything comes down to your CoDE of values: Communication, Diversity, and Ethics. Every successful enterprise is built on these three pillars. With them in place, the sky's the limit.
Discover the basics in this free ebook. Click here to request your copy, no strings attached.
Dawn To Destiny
Exploring Jewish History and its Hidden Wisdom
A comprehensive overview of Jewish History from Creation through the redaction of the Talmud, illuminating the intricacies and complexities of Torah tradition and philosophy according to the sages and classical commentaries, spanning the length and breadth of Jewish experience to resolve many of history’s most perplexing episodes, offering profound insights and showing their relevance to life in the modern world.
Was the world created in seven days or 13.8 billion years? How were the prophecies of Noah fulfilled through the rise of the Greek Empire? Did the builders of the Tower of Babel really believe they could wage war against heaven? Why did the Torah have to be given in both written and oral form?
Was King Solomon really the wisest man who ever lived? Why did some Jews oppose the construction of the Second Temple? How can we trust the transmission of Torah if our scholars engaged in such fierce disagreements?
These and many other questions are answered in this unique volume.
An invaluable resource for scholars and laymen of all spiritual disciplines. A priceless tool for education and outreach.
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