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It takes courage to make positive change in our lives. Sometimes we feel paralyzed by fear or indecision, especially when it comes to life-changing moments such as a death, divorce or a promotion. Arthur Schwartz, Phd, who will be presenting at this year’s Vitality online conference March 20th, is no stranger to the psychology of fear and courage. As a former Senior Scholar at the U.S. Airforce Academy, his work focused on ethical leadership. Arthur Schwarz is currently a professor and executive director of the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener University.  Prior to his Air Force Academy appointment, Arthur Schwartz served fourteen years as a senior executive with the John Templeton Foundation, including six years as its Executive Vice President.


Martin Seligman

He is known for collaborating with Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania in catalyzing the field of positive psychology, and he has also contributed to the field of character education, co-conceiving the idea for the award-winning National Schools of Character program, administered by the Character Education Partnership. Arthur Schwartz received his doctorate in moral education from Harvard University and he is currently a senior fellow at the Center on Adolescence at Stanford University.

In this guest column in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Schwartz identifies the 5 most unethical behaviors in the workplace. For managers working to bring emotional intelligence to their organizations, this article holds many insights. Did you know over one half of all workers have witnessed some form of ethical misbehavior?

In his paper, Searching for Courage: Exploring the Idea of a Courageous Mindset, presented at the Oskin Leadership Center, Arthur Schwartz explores the differences between physical, moral and personal courage and how that can catalyze action and change in the world and in our lives.

Register here for Dr. Schwartz’s free webinar at Vitality, titled, The Courageous Mindset, taking place live and online Friday, March 20 at 6:00am PST. You can view the full five day conference agenda here:


Rachel Goodman

Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and communications professional, editor, producer, and writer for effective outcomes. Ms. Goodman has been a radio producer for much of her career, specializing in short features and documentaries. Some of her work includes Southern Songbirds: the Women of Early Country Music, Pastures of Plenty: A History of California's Farmworkers, and The Boomtown Chronicles: Reflections on a Changing California. Ms. Goodman teaches journalism at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz County. Her goals are to facilitate positive change in the world through effective communication, and to continue conducting her work with the highest level of integrity possible.

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