The Ten Commandments: A Theology for Business Leaders

Enron was just the tip of the iceberg. Furious competition in the new economy has led to widespread impropriety and abuses by companies. Recently, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Enron, Adelphia and dozens of Fortune 500 companies have been tainted by scandal for fraud, accounting irregularities, price-fixing, market-manipulation, environmental mismanagement or even human rights abuses. In large part, companies – with the complicity of society – have come to operate according to their own rules, outside and often in violation of all Ten Commandments. Dalla Costa argues that it is time to reanimate this ancient code as the standard for excellence for managers and leaders.

John Dalla Costa, M.Div.

Founder of the Centre for Ethical Orientation (CEO), Author, The Ethical Imperative: Why Moral Leadership Is Good Business. (1998), Working Wisdom: The Ultimate Value In the New Economy (1995), Meditations on Business: Why Business As Usual Won’t Work Anymore. (1991) International Conference Speaker, including the Vienna Peace Summit in Austria, the London Form in the U.K., The Jakarta Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia, and at the Global Business Forum at the United Nations Millennial Summit in New York. Masters of Divinity, Regis College at the University of Toronto

Friday, January 24, 2003 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University