“Morality is extolled—even enacted—not with an eye to producing a good and right outcome but in order to appear moral yet still benefit oneself” Research conducted on When Values and Behaviour Conflict asked a group of employees the following questions: “What are your most important moral values?” “What are some recent examples of things that… Continue reading Knowing YOU, Knowing ME- Honesty Hypocrisy
Myths and Masks of Legislative Policy for Whistleblower Protection and how behavioural insights can assist in creating new standards of best practice. Over the last couple of weeks I participated in two events at opposite ends of the world, paralleled in focusing on whistleblowing and how to protect those who speak out. What became… Continue reading Myths And Masks Of Legislative Protection For Whistleblowers
When people have the ability to voice their opinions and have formal processes available to them why do we so often see that they refrain from doing so? Several theories of group behaviour, from Janis’s (1972) groupthink to threat rigidity (Staw, Sandelands, & Dutton, 1981), have shown that forces come into play that often limit… Continue reading The Power Punch That Silences Voice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvUZQ_FRkak Virtue may have its place, but when the executioner’s hand is near, weep your victim-hood as softly as you can. As a whistleblower who ‘won’ an eleven year war of attrition and secured justice I have been released from the entrapment of victimhood although I have been victimised. My work involves tireless campaigning to… Continue reading Whistleblowers – Reluctant Heroes
I attended the StandUpForTruth event at Birbeck University last Monday. http://standupfortruth.org/ A panel of whistleblowers sat on stage sharing their own stories of speaking truth to power and the resultant pain of being punished for doing the right thing and in the public interest. They, like most whistleblowers, including myself had felt unprotected, betrayed and abandoned. The… Continue reading Activist, Advocate, Advocist – which of these will unlock the doors to Whistleblowing legislative policy makers?