Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 93, Issue 1, pp 91–101 | Cite as

Love, Forgiveness, and Trust: Critical Values of the Modern Leader

  • Cam CaldwellEmail author
  • Rolf D. Dixon


In a world that has become increasingly dependent upon employee ownership, commitment, and initiative, organizations need leaders who can inspire their␣employees and motivate them individually. Love, forgiveness, and trust are critical values of today’s organization leaders who are committed to maximizing value for organizations while helping organization members to become their best. We explain the importance of love, forgiveness, and trust in the modern organization and identify 10 commonalities of these virtues.

Key words

love forgiveness trust ethical leadership caring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor of Management and Chair of the Business Department at Paul Quinn CollegeDallasU.S.A.

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