Grappling With The Gray: An Ethical Handbook for Personal Success and Business Prosperity


This is a remarkable book–full of engaging case studies on a wide range of topics and full of practical wisdom.” –Joseph L. Badaracco, Harvard Business School Professor of Ethics and author of Defining Moments

“Grappling with the Gray is particularly rich in its content and has a rare and thought-provoking blend of wisdom and practical insight.—Daniel Grunewald, Director, Jewish Association for Business Ethics

Yonason Goldson trains us how to think ethically, to shape our natural responses through ethical training and mold the way we deal with the world.” —Simcha Weinberg, Founder and President, The Foundation Stone

Grappling with the Gray offers a collection of case studies, real and hypothetical, intended to ignite thoughtful consideration of ethical dilemmas in our personal and professional lives. It provides a guided discussion of how to work inward from both extremes toward a rational and equitable middle.

Simply stated, a business culture driven by profits at the expense of values is destined to fail. Research shows that companies ranked highest for ethics grow faster than companies that aren’t. Work environments are more pleasant. Employees are more satisfied, engaged, loyal, passionate, and productive. Turnover costs are less. Brand image shines. Cultivating a culture of ethics is the time-tested formula for spectacular success.

The thought questions and discussions that follow each case study offer the opportunity to develop the ethical mindset that enables us to see the bigger picture, engage in civil debate, and work effectively toward consensus.

Raising our ethical awareness ultimately produces a culture where compliance laws take care of themselves and a workforce that feels empowered, appreciated, and invested in a common vision that accelerates success.


About the Author(s)

Yonason Goldson

Rabbi Yonason Goldson is director of Ethical Imperatives, LLC. He’s a keynote speaker, consultant, and TEDx presenter, as well as a repentant hitchhiker, recovered circumnavigator, former newspaper…

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October 12, 2020





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