Sometimes we find ourselves in a position where we have a great idea that will improve processes or the output of the organisation, but being blocked by the person who has to approve the idea. We then need to make the decision whether we are going to let our idea die there, or find another way to bring the idea to life. Sometimes it does mean that we have to give up on claiming the glory for ourselves in order for the idea to see the light of day.
It is incumbent on each of us to constantly evaluate whether our moral compass is still pointing to our true north. We need to continually ask ourselves whether our actions are informed by our own beliefs that we carefully considered, before we concluded that they are fit to be used in our moral compass. How certain are we that we are not just believing what we are because those around us believe it? Or, that we are believing what we are because those who we have crowned with a halo believe it? Applying one’s own mind is paramount if we were to avoid the temptation of outsourcing our morality to others.