“When people go to work 

they shouldn’t have to 
leave their hearts at home.”

 — Betty Bender
  
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It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that this isn’t personal, it’s just
business. It’s as if we can somehow get out of our human bodies and become this
other entity called a business. That seems ridiculous to even think about.
Leadership master, John C. Maxwell published a little book in 2003 with a
very interesting title. The title is There’s No Such Thing As Business Ethics.
In the preface, he says, “There are
no such things as business ethics–there’s only ethics. People try to use one
set of ethics for their professional life, another for their spiritual life,
and still another at home with their family. That gets them into trouble.
Ethics is ethics. If you desire to be ethical, you live it by one standard
across the board.”
In the second chapter, John Maxwell discusses one of the greatest guidance
systems ever conceived: The Golden Rule. It is commonly stated as doing unto
others as you would have them do unto you. I learned this rule at a very young
age, and as I have remembered it and brought it freshly to my mind
periodically, I see that it has served me as well as anything possibly could.
Following your heart and living by The Golden Rule? Isn’t that the same
thing?