V OCATION OF THE B USINESS L EADER V OCATION a calling co-creation
1.Intense competition 2.Need for greater efficiency 3.Increasing pressure to be profitable CHALLENGES
THE LOGIC OF GIFT What is needed is the logic of gift that can order the logic of the market toward the good of all.
Businesspeople are called not just to do business, but to be a particular kind of leader in business. The Vocation of the Business Leader
SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH Embraces four fundamental values: Truth Freedom Justice Peace At its centre is the fundamental dignity of all human beings because we are made in the image and likeness of God.
An important part of the business leaders vocation... entails seeing clearly the situation, judging with principles that foster the integral development of people, and acting in a way which implements these principles in light of ones unique circumstances. SEEING, JUDGING, ACTING
Seeing Challenges and Opportunities Globalization Communications Technology Financialization Cultural Changes
Judging First Principles of Judgment Human Dignity Common Good FOUNDATIONS Human dignity: Beyond Individuals to Persons Common Good: Beyond an Association of Individuals to a Community of Persons
A FRAMEWORK FOR JUDGMENT The Good Business Does Good Goods: making goods which are truly good and services which truly serve; Good Work: organizing work where employees develop their gifts and talents; and Good Wealth: creating sustainable wealth so that it can be distributed justly. Good Goods Good Work Good Wealth
Acting Receiving: The first act of the Christian business leader, as of all Christians, is to receive; more specifically, to receive what God has done for him or her. Giving: The second act to which the Church calls the business leader is giving in a way which responds to what has been received.
Conclusion 1.Interreligious Dialogue of Life and Action 2.Two Summaries: Businesses and workers are not commodities! Good business is good for the common good!