The Solomon Moral Compass

“Do what’s right because it is right.”

Chiune Sugihara

Based on the Judgment assessments and Barry Schwartz’s observations, Solomon has created a five point moral compass that can aid you as a leader in making Judgment calls

  1. Do unto others as you wish others to do unto you*.
  2. Consider the ripple effects of a decision before making it.
  3. Do your values, character, life goals, and your aspirational self, line up with the decision you want to make?
  4. What would the best people you know say about the decision you are about to make?
  5. Does this decision make you feel comfortable or uncomfortable?

* This phrase is a play on the famous story from the Talmud: There was a gentile who wanted to convert to Judaism. This happened not infrequently, and this individual stated that he would accept Judaism only if a rabbi would teach him the entire Torah (Old Testament) while he, the prospective convert, stood on one foot. First he went to the sage Shammai, who, insulted by this ridiculous request, threw him out of the house. The man did not give up and went to another sage, Hillel. This gentle sage accepted the challenge, and said: “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation of this—go and study it!”(Shabbat 31a)