October 2, 2013| 0

Competence, Character, Leadership, and Information Systems

Dr. Gerhard Steinke, Ph.D., CISSP September 30, 2013 “Graduating people of competence and character” is built into Seattle Pacific University‘s mission statement. The School of Business and Economics’ mission statement further focuses on developing students’ “professional competence and integrity in the context of Christian faith and values.” As a faculty member, I strive to help […]

June 25, 2013| 0

People vs profits?

In this interview, Jeff Van Duzer, Provost at Seattle Pacific University (and former Dean of SPU’s School of Business & Economics) answers questions about layoffs, people vs. profits, pay scales, and more. Shirley Hoogstra (host of Inner Compass at Calvin College) interviewed Jeff in early 2013; the interview was broadcast on southwest Michigan PBS in February.    

December 19, 2011| 0

Coach K on Connecting with Players: Lessons for Business

The excitement of college basketball is in full swing. This past summer I read an insightful column in the Wall Street Journal by guest author, Mike Krzyzewski, Hall of Fame coach of the Duke University men’s basketball team. Coach K reflected, in this excerpt, on the need for leaders to connect deeply with the people […]

April 21, 2011| 0

Bottom Billions/Bottom Line: A Couple Views from the Outside

On April 1-2, the Center for Integrity in Business hosted the Bottom Billions / Bottom Line Conference. Members of large companies, small companies, social ventures, non-profits, and the university converged in Upper Gwinn Commons on the SPU campus to discuss the role of for-profit business in global development. While I could extol the virtues of […]