Join Fred Kofman for an in-depth discussion in this video The moral fiber of heroes, part of Powerless to Powerful: Taking Control.
- A hero is not the person that accomplishes…incredible physical things.…It may be we admire those people because…they have the discipline to do it,…but it's the discipline, it's not just…the physical accomplishment,…but it's the moral fiber that enables these athletes…to go wherever they need to go to reach…beyond what has happened in the past.…You don't need to be a world-class athlete to be a hero.…In fact, some of the most incredible act of heroism…are made by just simple people like you and me.…
One story that really rocked me when I read it--…it's the second part of an experiment,…you may know the first part--…Paul Milgrom, is a famous researcher from Stanford,…and he had an experiment where he brought people in,…normal people, from the Palo Alto area,…and he wanted these people--he wanted to test…how these people would respond to authority.…So he had this experiment with one--…this was a confederate, this was a person that,…unbeknownst to the real participants in the experiment,…was part of the experiment team.…
- Explore how claiming innocence can take away your power to enact change.
- Recall what "response-ability" means and how it relates to the victim mentality.
- Identify the factors that differentiate a victim from a player.
- Recognize the attributes of a hero.
- Examine methods that can help you empower others.