According to Treviño & Brown, 2005 “Ethical leaders are thought to be moral persons because they are honest and trustworthy, take good care of their people, and do the right things in both their personal and professional lives. They make decisions based on values and ethical decision rules, and they are fair and concerned about stakeholders’ interests and long-term outcomes”. Ebbers did not display nor demonstrated any of the above characteristics of ethical leaders, he rather displayed unethical characteristics which was not obvious but was later exposed and the outcomes was in different forms of scandals. Yes, Ebbers could have used characteristics of ethical leaders to accomplish a successful results and outcomes
The society has chosen to sacrifice “high art” for stability instead of allowing true happiness (226). Lastly, Mond tells John that the journey to universal happiness “...[is] never grand,” and the y encountered many struggles along the way (227). He also states that their journey to freedom wasn’t nearly as triumphant as other communities. Today, humans are trained to be selfish in nature and tend to subconsciously be self oriented.
“It was always hard for me to look on others” (3). All he feels he can do is run away from his problems. Crispin views himself as a week unimportant person which makes it hard for him to chance. Crispin prays to God for solutions, but is not able to able to find what he was looking for. “O Great and Giving Jesus, I, who have no name, who am nothing, who does not know what to do, who is alone in Thy world, I implore Thy blessed help, or I’m undone” (21).
Perseverance in the midst of tribulation is noble, however, it is just as important to address the reasons for the perseverance. Santiago, though a strong moral character and hero in the story, did not have a relationship with God. He said he was not a religious man. He saw God only as someone to go to for help, not someone to love and worship. He trusted in and depended on himself.
straightforward public talks. SYMBOLISM IN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP Each religion has its own symbols and tradition that are used as a representation of that particular religion. Similarly, symbols are also used by Christian tradition to illustrate what’s believed and to express Christian ideas. The most common Christian symbol that we come across in our everyday life, is the cross that represents the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. It must be noted here that a cross isn’t a crucifix unless it is marked with a representation of Jesus.
Spiritual warriors are balanced - grounded and firm. They never tire because they never get wounded. Unlike the other warrior, this one smiles in the face of uncertainty! The spiritual warrior walks with a pride and confidence - even before he begins, he knows victory is guaranteed. No task is too great or prodigious because he has cultivated such inner self-respect and a big open heart that is willing and generous.
He concentrates on advocating the facts that Christianity was not fair to Hinduism. The context clearly influenced him to fail to consider the judgment of others such as the Mahatma Gandhi. He notices the failures that Mahatma made through regarding all religions as tolerant and concludes he (Mahatma) was not aware Christianity was evil and the missionaries had hidden their true self. According to Ram, Mahatma thought taming Christians would have been possible through his reasonability. Sita was blinded by the context of his book in such a way that he completely failed to consider the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and simply branded him as a failure since.
However, when the Christian priest attempted to heal Uncle Lucas, he did not have the ability. This event exposes the lack of God’s power because Uncle Lucas tried to help god and the church by punishing the brujas, but god’s workers, the Christian priests, did not have powers from God to heal; therefore, leaving Uncle Lucas to die. While Uncle Lucas had only been trying to support the church, God was not there for him;
Essential Virtues: Achieving a Good Life Man has always sought after what he deemed a “good life”. A good life is being able to achieve one’s goals, pursuit of happiness, or when life’s blessings outweigh the burdens. Virtues help guide one to become morally excellent and live a fulfilling life. A virtue can be a behavior, personality trait, or habit that affects one’s emotions, perceptions and choice in life. Three virtues that are essential for living a good life are patience, courage and perseverance.
The examples of two best friends teach us in the best way. Honesty develops trust in the other person. Trust leads to a good and long lasting relationship. The example of Dhirubhai Ambani, the great businessman, also explains us that true people always succeed in life. It is important to speak truth and achieve permanent happiness, rather than to speak lies and achieve partial happiness.