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Why Should we Read the Encyclicals?

By Mayra Addison—During the first class of my course “Energy & Environment: A Sustainable Approach” we go over the syllabus and main topics…. and then we reach the part when I say “we will study two Papal Encyclicals.” After more than 8 years teaching this course, the reactions and the looks on the faces of…

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Ethical Character: Is a Standardized Assessment Possible?

“In order to good deeds, it matters not only what a man does, but also how he does it; to wit, that he do it from right choice and not merely from impulse or passion.” —St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, I-II.q57.a5   By Dr. Samuel B. Condic —In the Cameron School of Business at the…

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Student Vision and Values: Hope in Our Future Leaders

By Dr. Anne S. Davis—I teach a Principles of Management to undergraduates in Business at the University of St. Thomas.  In the course of my class, I focus on developing in my students the desire to be successful in whatever they choose.  I prepare assignments to have them look inward and recognize their own personalities,…

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Emerging Leaders: New Directions for the Next Generation -Part 1

By Dr. Joseph Cerami—In this first blog post (part one of a two-part series), I want to pay attention to the next generation of leaders: the Millennials. I conducted a study at the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University entitled: “Developing Emerging Leaders: The Bush School and the Legacy of…

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Tips And Advice For Good And Effective Presentations

  By Dr. Patricio Torres-Palacio —-It was the evening of September 26, 1960. America was witnessing a historic moment: the first general election presidential debate shown on television. After all these years, it has been mentioned that Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, won the debate, and with it the election, over Vice President…

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Business Ethics Forum Luncheon: What is the Main Goal of Business?

By Natalia Sotskaya—–On February 24, 2017,  I had the honor of attending the Business Ethics Forum luncheon and represent the University of St.Thomas. Visiting the Business Ethics Forum luncheon was interesting and useful. I saw that in our “dog- eat-dog” society, there are still a lot of business professionals who care about the welfare of…

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Spiritual Intelligence and Coaching

By Georgina Bastidas—During the CSB Annual Business Symposium, four remarkable professionals gathered in a breakout session to discuss Spiritual Intelligence and Coaching. Panel of Speakers Cindy Wigglesworth, President and Founder of Deep Change Inc., began the session talking about Spiritual Intelligence. Mrs. Wigglesworth explained that spiritual intelligence is the ability to behave with wisdom and…

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Should Millennials Influence Corporate Practices?

By Seth Romo—When an HR Director of Odessa, a fictional oil and gas company, decides to hire employees after a layoff, she brings in new millennial talent and faces unexpected challenges. Simply: The new millennial employees find the on-call work rotations to demand too much of their time that could be spent elsewhere. This was…

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Women’s Business Ethics Forum Luncheon: Is “Too Much” Ever “Not Enough” in Executive Pay?

By Tho Nguyen—Every six months, the Houston Women’s Business Ethics Forum along with Murray Hill Institute(Texas),  host Business Ethics Forums to discuss and develop philosophical and actionable frameworks for ethical and effective business management. In addition, the forums are designed to empower women to transform culture through strong and ethical leadership. On behalf of UST…

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