The Moral Compass writing is a critically reflective personal writing defining and articulating personal values and explaining how they guide your character, conscience, and conduct in business, society, and professional life. It should be written in your own words in the first-person narrative voice as a brief synopsis of your personal moral compass.
The purpose of the Moral Compass writing is to articulate a thoughtfully reasoned system of values, principles, and practices as a human values framework for conscientious business and professional leadership. This assignment demonstrates your progress towards achieving the learning objectives italicized in blue below:
Foster your personal moral intelligence and well-being.
Think and communicate effectively about values and ethics.
Foster human values as the moral foundation of leadership and value creation.
Develop and justify an action plan to manage an ethical challenge.
Lead purposeful conversations about values and ethics.
Be sure to write the Moral Compass writing in your own words using the first person narrative voice.
The Moral Compass writing is a formal writing between 2000 and 2500 words (single-spaced, left (not right) block justified,12-point-font).
References and citations are not required because this is about you, but if you do include quotations or ideas from other writers, citations and a References section must follow APA format. You do not need to reference the Moral Compass Workbook unless you include a direct quote. The page count does not include a page for references.
Your final deliverable should address each of the questions in each section of the outline below.
Personal Integrity Statement
What is your understanding of a moral compass as a foundation for personal integrity and social conscience? From which Wisdom Tradition(s) do you draw in constructing your moral compass? What do you value and question about this Wisdom Tradition?
Moral Compass Elements
How do you integrate your personal experience, your wisdom traditions, independent inquiry, and course materials to explain your personal Moral Compass?
MORAL VISION: What is your vision of a good life? What values anchor your moral vision? What symbol, song, image, or story motivates and inspires your moral vision? How does your Wisdom Tradition influence your moral vision?
MORAL CODE: What are the rules or principles of your moral code? How does your moral code align with your moral vision? How does your Wisdom Tradition influence your moral code?
MORAL FITNESS: What practices constitute your moral fitness regimen? How do you use these practices to cultivate personal character and integrity? How do these practices align with and reinforce your moral vision and code? How does your Wisdom Tradition influence your moral code?
DEFINING MOMENT: What moral challenge has been a key defining moment for you? How has this challenge tested, clarified, and defined your character and values? If you could, how would you rewrite the script for this event in your life? Why? How does your Wisdom Tradition influence your moral understanding of this challenge?
Your Future as a Conscientious Leader
Drawing from your wisdom tradition and understanding of course content, how do envision your future as a conscientious leader? How will you rely on your moral compass to manage the ethical challenges of fostering human values as the moral foundation of leadership and value creation?
What is your key take-away from this assignment?