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Yonason Goldson

Director at Ethicalimperatives, LLC

St. Louis, United States

Yonason Goldson works with leaders to create a culture of ethics that builds trust, sparks initiative, and drives productivity.

He’s a keynote and TEDx speaker, trainer, coach, and community rabbi, as well as a podcast host, columnist and author, repentant hitchhiker, world traveler, and retired high school teacher in St. Louis.

He’s published hundreds of articles applying ancient rabbinic wisdom to the challenges of the modern secular world, and six books, most recently “Grappling with the Gray: an ethical handbook for personal success and business prosperity.”

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Speaking Topics: ethics, leadership, company culture

Yonason Goldson Points
Academic 0
Author 64
Influencer 9
Speaker 6
Entrepreneur 0
Total 79

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Company Type: Individual
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 25 years
Last Media Interview: 12/31/1969

Areas of Expertise

Culture 34.35
Customer Loyalty
Diversity and Inclusion 30.60
Leadership 32.44
Management 33.22
Social 30.77

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Higher Education & Research
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1 Article/Blog
6 questions to ask to find out if you’re an ethical leader
Fast Company
October 27, 2020
The way your employees see you will depend on whether you conduct yourself according to the principles of ethics.

In these complicated times, acting ethically is not as simple as it once was. Social norms change seemingly every day. Often, even the right choice produces collateral damage to real or perceived inequity.

What is a leader to do?

Loyalty is not acquired by merely making ethical decisions. More fundamentally, it comes from being recognized as an ethical person. The qualities that describe an ethical leader can be enumerated using a convenient acronym: E.T.H.I.C.S. An ethical leader asks the following questions to determine if they exhibit these qualities.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership

1 Book
Grappling with the Gray: an ethical handbook for personal success and business prosperity
Business Expert Press
October 15, 2020
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.

"It's... FANTASTIC! The individual stories and how [the author] takes us through the decision-making process are truly exquisite." —Bob Burg, co-author of the bestselling Go-Giver series.

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

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Management

3 Media Interviews
The Rabbi and the Shrink
Buzzsprout
January 15, 2021
Podcast co-producer and co-host

What do you get when you cross an Orthodox hitchhiking rabbi and a Catholic Cuban psychologist?

An unpredictable conversation about everyday ethics and the secrets for successful relationships in business, family, and community.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Social

Curiosity Bites with Dov Baron
shows.acast.com
January 01, 2021
Confronting the Misconceptions of Ethics and Morality: Yonason Goldson

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Social

Accelerate Your Business Growth podcast with Diane Helbig
Blog Talk Radio
November 25, 2020
Too often, compliance can be the enemy of ethics. In business and in life, the tough decisions are not black and white, but shades of gray. As my guest Yonason Goldson tells us, developing an ethical mindset empowers us to develop and maintain the relationships that are the key to personal and professional success.

Yonason Goldson is director of Ethical Imperatives, LLC, teaching professionals how good ethics is good business and the benefits of intellectual diversity. He’s a keynote and TEDx speaker, trainer, coach, and community rabbi, as well as a repentant hitchhiker, recovered circumnavigator, former newspaper columnist, and retired high school teacher in St. Louis. His sixth book is “Grappling with the Gray: an ethical handbook for personal success and business prosperity.”

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Tags: Culture, Leadership

2 Speaking Engagements
Speaker Reel
YouTube
May 28, 2020
Keynote and speaking highlights and testimonials.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Management

TEDx talk: Hitchhiking, fundamentalism, and the art of ethical communication
TEDx talks
July 23, 2019
Is "fundamentalist hitchhiker" an oxymoron? Not necessarily. My journey across the country, around the world, and into the dark corners of theology and social ethics provides fodder for a whimsical, surprising, and illuminating exploration of how the assumptions we make about others prevent us from truly knowing ourselves.

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Tags: Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

1 Whitepaper
The 7 Principles of Ethical Leadership
Corporate Compliance Insights
June 24, 2021
Good ethics is good business. Yonason Goldson, Director of Ethical Imperatives, LLC and ethics ninja, works with leaders to create a culture of ethics that builds trust, sparks initiative and drives productivity.

This whitepaper outlining the seven principles of ethical leadership is adapted from his book, “Grappling with the Gray: An Ethical Handbook for Personal Success and Business Prosperity.”

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