Do No Harm: Ethics for Leader

Guest: Terri O’Fallon

Season: 8   Episode: 52

Few leaders set out to harm others – but it can happen despite our best intentions. The key is to look outward from our decisions to all the ripple effects they generate.

And the best way to look outward is to look inward!

It’s hardly a secret that our emotions affect our cognition. Our guest, Terri O’Fallon, founder of Stages International, reveals in this episode that identifying and naming our emotions helps us become better leaders, and increases our sense of well-being. With host Maureen Metcalf, Terri delves into the concept of ‘developmental ethics’ to challenge leaders to embrace their emotions, actively seek out potential harm, and practice adaptability for the greater good with generous spirit.

Here’s what Terri and Maureen cover:

  1. How do emotions influence leadership and how can leaders ensure they are doing no harm?
  2. What are the benefits of recognizing and labeling emotions, both positive and negative?
  3. How can leaders cultivate generosity of heart when faced with competitive situations?


Other episodes you’ll enjoy:

– The Power of Praise: Making People’s Performance Positive

– Democracy: Are We a Brittle Twig or Supple Bamboo?

– Informed Leadership: The Power of Trauma


Terri O'Fallon

Listen On:




Innovative Leadership, Leadership Development, Leading with Care, Women in Leadership


Emotions, Do No Harm, STAGES International, Integral Studies