Beyond Career to Calling: The Vocation of the Business Leader

Featuring Dr. Michael Naughton, University of St. Thomas

Date Wednesday, October 30, 2013
4–5:15 p.m.
Location Cowles Auditorium, Humprey School of Public Affairs, U of M West Bank
Directions Map your driving route to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs or hop on the shuttle from the seminary campus with us.
Sponsors Work with Purpose, MacLaurinCSF & Truth in Business

Event Description

Please join us for this public lecture event!

What does it take to be a highly principled and effective leader? How can leaders integrate their enormous responsibilities to their organizations, families, churches, and larger community in a way that fosters deep integrity rather than fragmented selves? Dr. Naughton will examine the meaning of vocation, developing a framework to help leaders understand and organize their work and non-work areas of their lives. Drawing from the Christian tradition along with business research, cases, and wisdom literature, Dr. Naughton argues that the work of leaders will be short-lived without a deeply spiritual grounding in leisure, especially as expressed in contemplation and education. No matter how hard we try, we will never get work right, unless we get leisure right, making leisure of grave importance for current and future leaders.

Dr. Naughton, Professor in Ethics & Business Law and Cathology Studies, specializes in the interdisciplinary engagement between Catholic social thought and business. He has written numerous books and articles on business ethics and Catholic social thought.

Shuttle Service

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