Values-based leadership is slipping, perhaps morphing into an ill-defined expediency without the weight or anchor of moral principles while neglecting common decency, genuine care for others, and a vision of democracy as a moral egalitarianism. Values, without a moral anchor, can easily slip into ethical relativity and narcissistic navel-gazing where a moral view of others hangs hopelessly by the threads of expedient decision making. This we see in the current political and business climate of 2018 as we live and work in an atmosphere of selfishness ignoring self-giving service to others. Will this last, or will we be able to revive our democratic ideals and moral principles and transpose these into our everyday lives, business practices, and political processes?

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