The University of St. Thomas

Center for Catholic Studies | John A. Ryan Institute



Praise for
Leading Wisely in Difficult Times

Trust of business leaders is at an all-time low. Stories of managerial incompetence and corporate greed dominate the media. But there are business leaders who defy the trends.

“In an increasingly complex business world that relies on specialization and free market efficiency, is there a place for leaders with holistic thinking and spiritual ideas? Naughton and Specht’s Leading Wisely in Difficult Times is a book whose time has come, and answers this question with a resounding ‘yes’!”
David W. Miller, PhD
Faculty member and director, Princeton University
Faith & Work Initiative, and president, The Avodah Institute

“This book is a gift to educators in faith-based schools of business and to their students. It blends three highly desirable but rarely conjoined characteristics: case method, pedagogy, management understanding, and theological reflection.”
Ken Goodpaster
Koch Chair in Business Ethics, University of St. Thomas and author of Conscience and Corporate Culture

“The Three cases in this book challenge leaders to assimilate rather than triage the contextual factors of business by fully acknowledging their power, understanding their influence, and working from a firm foundation in faith.”
Laura Nash, PhD
Formerly senior research fellow, Harvard Business School, and author of Success That Lasts and Church on Sunday, Work on Monday