The Bible, though often misquoted in this regard, tells us that love
of money is at the root of all evil. Even ancient pagans and modern
materialist philosophers warn of the dangers inherent to the
passions associated with unlimited acquisition. Indeed, it would
seem the the right attitude toward wealth is not easily attained.
And it is money -- the reward for professional work -- that is the
measure of that wealth. However, work should involve more than a
monetary award. It is more than a corporate career or an
entrepreneurial endeavor. It may encompass these, but it should
also involve a vocation. It is by knowing and practicing our vocation
that we ethically pursue our work and have the right attitude
—Leadership University Editor/Webmaster, Byron Barlowe
Business Direction: Values
John D. Beckett
The core principles for ethics in business are outlined in this article.
This is part of a larger work. To see the rest of John D. Beckett's
work on the same topic, see below.
Beyond Integration, Unto Incarnation
What is the proper approach to business ethics? Can Christian
morality fit into the marketplace? Read this article and find out
Succeeding in Business without Selling Your Soul
John D. Beckett
Mr. Beckett spent years working to discover the moral standards
by which companies and individuals should conduct themselves in
the work place. "Loving Monday" is the result of that effort. If the
atmosphere in today's companies concerns you, we suggest you
take a look.
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