The most fundamental decision: Why be moral?

The following sort of answer will not suffice ‘I am moral because being moral helps me achieve my goal (of being happy, wealthy, popular or whatever).’ The reason it will not suffice is that it assumes some pre-existing goal, which everything else is a mere means to...

Digital marketing plan for Ethical Reading

The University of Reading is very helpful to us at Ethical Reading as those who have been to our evening meetup sessions will know. Ethical Reading also has two University of Reading interns this summer. We were also delighted by a project delivered to us by the...
Is transactional leadership good for growth?

Is transactional leadership good for growth?

I was recently asked about the impact of transactional leadership on business. Given that a part of Ethical Reading’s vision is to reduce workplace stress through better leadership, I thought that sharing my answer might be of interest.  Transactional leaders manage...
Brighter and Ethical Workplaces open day

Brighter and Ethical Workplaces open day

We set up Brighter and Ethical Workplaces with Brighter Berkshire with the aims of: helping to improve the mental well-being of individuals and teams in Reading’s workplaces and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. Together we’re applying Ethical...
Notes on the ethical foundations

Notes on the ethical foundations

I’d like to start by stating how impressed I am with the initiative behind, and the work already carried out by, Ethical Reading. It’s clear that meeting the serious challenges we face (as individuals, as local communities, and on a global scale) is going to require...
Fairness in the workplace

Fairness in the workplace

We can distinguish between a broad and a narrow meaning of the term of the terms ‘fair’ and ‘fairness’. In the broad sense of ‘fair’, an action or outcome is fair if and because this action or state of affairs is, on balance, favoured by consideration of all morally...
Reflections on Reading

Reflections on Reading

Our mission at Ethical Reading is to creating positive change in Reading. In an earlier blog we mentioned some of the statistics that compare Reading with other places to live and work, comparing Reading with other urban areas in the UK. Statistics reflect all sorts...
Jim Bignal talks to Sir John Madjeski

Jim Bignal talks to Sir John Madjeski

Listen to Jim Bignal, one of our founders, being interviewed by Sir John Madejski on his weekly radio show, Round at Sir John’s, about Ethical Reading, our values and our hopes for the future. The programme will be aired on Breeze 107 FM on Sunday 8 April. Afterwards,...