4. Staying True to Your Moral Compass
Knowing who you want to be—an honest, responsible, and compassionate leader—is one thing. Knowing how to become your best self is another. Actually doing what you know you should is still another matter. That is the essence of alignment, a shorthand term that means “your goals and your behaviors are consistent with your moral compass.” We need three qualities to help us keep us in alignment:
• Moral intelligence—Part of us that shapes our moral compass and ensures that our goals are consistent with our moral compass
• Moral competence—Ability to act on our moral principles
• Emotional competence—Ability to manage our and others’ emotions in morally charged situations
Moral intelligence. Can you interpret ...