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Drawing on both management and theological scholarship and practice, the Center for Integrity in Business seeks to transform business by creating content and communities that enable businesspeople to lead with integrity and to shape a more just and flourishing world. Our newsletter keeps you informed of our activities, but we also want to expose you to new ideas and challenge your thinking about faith and business.
Peter Drucker Workshop
On October 17, about 80 people attended a one-day workshop hosted by CIB at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. The workshop took place in advance of the Christian Business Faculty Association's national conference.
Anticipating the pressing societal problems that business must help solve, we explored Peter Drucker's vision of pursuing "management as a liberal art." According to Drucker, the world needs more than technical experts in business; we need leaders who can think across disciplines and lead people with integrity.
Presentations were given by Bill Pollard (former chair and CEO of ServiceMaster, via video) and Joseph Maciariello (leading Drucker scholar and professor of management at Claremont Graduate University). In addition, Gloria Nelund (chair and CEO of TriLinc Global), Shundrawn Thomas (managing director for Northern Trust Global Investments), and Steve Tourek (senior vice president and general counsel at Marvin Windows and Doors) presented practical applications for business.
Watch for video clips of this workshop on CIB's YouTube channel.
Business as a Calling Day
SPU's School of Business and Economics and CIB are very pleased to have welcomed Sonny Vu to campus for "Business as a Calling Day" on November 7. Sonny is founder, chairman, and CEO of Misfit Wearables, and founder, former chairman, and CEO of AgaMatrix.
Both Misfit Wearables and AgaMatrix are dynamic players in the "smart technology" sector, and deliver fitness and medical data in style. You can read more about Sonny's commitment to the integration of faith and business in a featured article in the May 3, 2013 issue of Christianity Today.
Sonny spoke to undergraduate and graduate-level business students, faculty and staff, and members of the business community. An interview with Sonny during his visit to the SPU campus will be available on CIB's YouTube channel, and look for a featured interview with him in Ethix.org.
Senior Leaders' Weekend: The Busy Life vs. The Good Life
At the end of September, CIB hosted a group of 24 leaders at Alderbrook Resort and Spa for a weekend of challenge and reflection on what consitutes "the good life." Linda Wagener and Rick Beaton of Marigold Associates presented research, theology, and exercises to help deconstruct the busy life, address core issues of the heart, and develop practices to deepen life-faith integration. If interested in being a part of a future retreat, please contact us at CIB@spu.edu.
Spiritual Capital and Spiritual Formation
CIB has commissioned a study among business leaders on the impact of spiritual formation and spiritual capital on organizational performance. The study, directed by Bruce Baker, assistant professor of business ethics, is in conjunction with a new graduate-level course in the School of Business and Economics: “Spiritual Formation for Management and Organizations.” Several Puget Sound-area companies are participating in the research. To learn more about this project and how your company can get involved, email Dr. Bruce Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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CIB on iTunes, YouTube, and RightNow Media
CIB is currently developing a library of video resources on YouTube (and already has some videos posted on iTunes U). These resources include interviews with local and national business leaders, conference presentations, and scholarly works.
In addition to these resources, we invite you to peruse the vast resources of RightNow Media, which serves more than 7,000 churches each year through its video resources, streaming online platform, and conferences. RightNow's Work as Worship Network offers materials of high value for those leading in the marketplace. Please take a few moments to look at the CIB channel within RightNow's video library.
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