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September 6th, 2018

Bill Pollard on Seeking Truth in the Doing of Business

I recently spoke with one of the great business leaders of our time, Bill Pollard, legendary former CEO of Service Master. I met Bill a number of years ago and a YPO conference where he was speaking. Bill, a committed follower of Christ, shared with the group how he envisioned himself, not...

via Ethix
July 24th, 2013

Ethix | Business Technology, Ethics

Ethix is a publication of the Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University, featuring in-depth Conversations with notable leaders.  The editors believe ethics is about more than not doing wrong or protection from mistakes; ethics is...

May 23rd, 2013

How to Spot a Liar

Want to know if someone's being dishonest during business negotiations? Using lots of third-person pronouns and increased profanity are a couple of cues to watch for, according to research findings. Excessive talking--known as the Pinncchio Effect--is also a telltale sign. Not a surprise...

Channel(s): Ethics
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May 17th, 2013

Can Ethics be Taught? Or Legislated?

Recent experience tells us that rules created today to curb yesterday’s bad business practices often make life harder for honest people and motivate the unscrupulous to find new ways around the rules. In his Cardus blog Ray Pennings asks, "If trust in our economic system cannot be created...

Channel(s): Ethics
November 19th, 2012

Best Books on Faith and Work

The past few decades, numerous books have been written on integrating faith and work. We've created an annotated list of the best books on theology of work, calling and vocation, business and ethics, practical application, prayer, leadership and engaging culture.   Title, Author...

October 15th, 2012

A Moral Case for Free Enterprise

Business is a moral enterprise -- something R.G. LeTourneau, American industrialist and LeTourneau University founder, strongly believed. In a video interview, Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute makes a compelling case for the moral value of free enterprise.

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October 9th, 2012

It Is No Shame to Work for Money

Is there such thing as a Christian perspective of compensation?  What constitutes fair pay, and how should it be determined?  John Terrill, from Seattle Pacific's Center for Integrity in Business, offers practical guidelines, for both employers and employees, on this complex and personal...

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October 5th, 2012

Integrity in Leaders in Short Supply

As politicos, journalists, and world leaders question each other's grasp of reality at the national and international level, the rest of us wonder who's really telling the truth. Sadly, truth-telling is becoming a slippery attribute. Even if you're not a cable news junkie (I confess I watch...

September 11th, 2012

Corporations are People—For Good or For Bad

At the 2012 Democratic Convention, Elizabeth Warren proclaimed, "Corporations are not people." First Things contributor Andreas Widmer has a different perspective: At the center of every major business crisis or success are moral decisions made by human beings, not organizations. The...

September 29th, 2011

Dose of Humility With a Harvard MBA

by Melissa Korn When you take the reins as a leader, "you start suddenly believing that your words are more important than everybody else's," says Dr. Nitin Nohria, dean of the Harvard Business School. In this interview with WSJ reporters, he talks about making ethics a centerpiece of...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace