100 Creating a Culture of Trust - An Interview with Yonason Goldson Part 1 of a Two-Part Interview
In this episode, Christina Martini and Yonason Goldson discuss:
Yonason’s journey to keynote speaking, including teaching, hitchhiking, and living in Israel.
Understanding both sides of an argument or a position to better understand your position.
The value in giving and receiving and creating a culture of trust.
The mindset of ethical decision making.
You will hear more if you listen without the intent to reply. You will learn more about them and about yourself. The more we understand people, the more we understand our place in the world.
It is fashionable to seek the truth, but it is not fashionable to find the truth.
No culture can thrive, or even survive, without trust.
Compliance is the starting point. It's not the endpoint. Compliance is often the enemy of ethics.
"The ability to understand where someone else is coming from, to see an issue from their side, makes it much easier to actually have some kind of constructive disagreement, which leads to finding common ground, which leads to developing solutions, and then ultimately leads to working together and creating a sense of community even when we may see issues differently." — Yonason Goldson
About Yonason Goldson: Yonason Goldson is director of Ethical Imperatives, LLC, teaching leaders how good ethics is good business and the benefits of intellectual diversity. He’s a keynote speaker, TEDx presenter, and community rabbi, as well as a repentant hitchhiker, recovered circumnavigator, former newspaper columnist, and retired high school teacher in St. Louis. He’s authored hundreds of articles applying ancient wisdom to the challenges of the modern world, and five books including “Fix Your Broken Windows: a 12-step program for promoting ethical affluence” and “Proverbial Beauty: secrets for success and happiness from the wisdom of the ages.”