Monday, September 29, 2014

How the Philosophers Can Help Us Improve Our Professional Lives

Philosophers can help us learn from self-reflection:

Socrates: What is the most challenging question someone could ask me about my current approach?

Aristotle: What character virtues are most important to me and how will I express them?

Nietzsche: How will I direct my “will to power,” manage my self-interest, and act in accordance with my chosen values?

Existentialists (e.g., Sartre): How will I take full responsibility for my choices and the outcomes to which they lead?

Heavy questions, and reflecting on them can lead us to improve as professionals and leaders. You can learn more here from Dr. David Brendel at the Harvard Business Review blog.


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