Virtue as a Benchmark for Spirituality in Business


Business people often consider spirituality a means of increasing integrity, motivation and job satisfaction. Yet certain spiritualities are superficial and unstable. Religion gives depth and duration to a spirituality, but may also sew divisiveness. A spirituality's ability to develop good moral habits provides a positive test of the "appropriateness" of that spirituality for business. Many successful business executives demonstrate a spirituality that does develop good moral habits.

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Cavanagh, G.F., Bandsuch, M.R. Virtue as a Benchmark for Spirituality in Business. Journal of Business Ethics 38, 109–117 (2002).

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  • moral habits
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  • spirituality
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