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Hi, I’m Lee Hayden,  physicist, website owner, manager, and author .  Welcome to the Hayden Center For Educational Excellence.  The Hayden Center  offers students a variety of educational programs of study, each  program leading to an opportunity to  experience a unique  form of  lifestyle  enrichment.  Click here to review the available programs of study, courses, durations, and costs.  Contact Lee Hayden at 707-945-1294 if you have questions.

This brief course is free and  introduces key ideas of the associated fee based and more comprehensive short course.  Prerequisites for this brief course or the associated short course include “Being and Becoming”, “Self-Organizing Universe”, “Multiple Intelligencies”, and “Building Self-Esteem Knowledge”. The short course is required for students enrolled in  Hayden Center self-enrichment programs: self-actualization, the personal true-self, and the community true-self.

The teaching/learning methodology for this course, since it is a high level course at the Hayden Center, uses a  dialogue approach.  The instructor provides topics for discussion and guides the discussion; the student provides much of the discussion content. The topics of discussion are the moral intelligence virtues presented in the Table 1 below.

Moral Intelligence is about being true in everything you say and do.  It benefits all your personal relationships, enhances business performance, enhances leadership success, and enables an enriched lifestyle.  In addition to personal benefits, your moral intelligence benefts our communities, society, culture, and governing organizations.  Ultimately, the survivability of our country depends on the moral intelligence of both our leadership and  citizens.  If you are true in everything you say and do, then you feel so good about yourself.  

We live in an increasingly complex and competitive society. As result, many people find it easy to subcumb to a lifestyle in which the means justifies the end.  For example, some people sacrifice their integrity to reach financial goals.  Stated somewhat differently, some people sacrifice their integrity to the bitch goddess of success. And, that is a shame.

Moral intelligence consists of seven essential virtues  – empathy, conscience, self-control, respect, kindness, tolerance, and fairness.  Importantly, each of these virtues are teachable and learnable.

As mentioned previously, this course uses a dialogue approach for teaching/learning. The topics for dialogue are the virtues presented in Table 1 below.

Instructor notes for empathy topic  dialogue:

Discuss empathy subtopics:

Emotional unavailability of parents

Absence of supportive fathers

Barrage of cruel media images

Raising boys to mask their feelings

Build empathy vocabulary list

Personalize each word in vocabulary list

Discuss personal areas for improvement

Instructor notes for all other virtues provided in associated short course.

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Table 1. Moral Intelligence Virtues




Identifying with and feeling other people's concerns


Knowing the right way to act


Regulating your thoughts and actions so that your behavior is always correct


Show that you value others by treating them in a courteous and considerate way


Demonstrating concern about the welfare and feelings of others


Respecting the dignity and rights of all persons


Choosing to be open minded and to act in a just and fair way

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