Posts Tagged ‘business practices’

Historical overlap between retail religion and politics Comments 0

Monday, February 25th, 2019

John Wanamaker changed the way Americans, and eventually, the rest of the world shopped. The first Wanamaker’s department store was designed to evoke the interior of a vast church. It was one of the ways in which the store’s founder translated his Christianity into the retail experience. Nicole C. Kirk’s new book Wanamaker’s Temple: The Read more

New Chair at Victoria to research in ethical leadership Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed Professor Karin Lasthuizen from the Netherlands to a newly established Professorial Chair. She is as the inaugural Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership, which is within Victoria Business School’s School of Management. She joins five other Professorial Chairs at the Business School who lead research on important contemporary issues Read more

The Economist finds messy finances in US Church Comments 0

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

After an in-depth investigation of the finances of the Catholic Church in the United States, The Economist says its financial mismanagement and questionable business practices would have seen widespread resignations in any other public institution. “Of all the organisations that serve America’s poor, few do more good work than the Catholic Church: its schools and Read more

Parishes that work: Business practices for the church Comments 0

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Synergy, efficiency, and compliance aren’t just for business. They’re also important for a stronger church. Imagine the moment (with a choir in the background for good measure): under a banner proclaiming “Welcome Home!” a lapsed Catholic opens the beautifully crafted doors to the parish where she hopes by God’s grace to renew her faith life Read more