Below is a link to a speaker we want to see at Longwood University, Rafe Esquith. In the video, Mr. Esquith talks about how he teaches his 5th grade students behavior using the principles of Lawrence Kohlberg’s Six Levels of Moral Development.
From a leadership perspective, I thought about the importance of the leader constantly striving to have their organization reach Level Six where everyone does the right things not because of pay or other extrinsic values but because they respect their coworkers, the organization, and the purpose of the organization and want to do right by them. To accomplish this requires a clear understanding on the part of the organization and leader of what the purpose and principles of the organization are and a constant communication to help members gain an understanding and respect for those principles.
If you enjoy the first video, watch the second to see the fruits of Mr. Esquith’s labors.