There's No Such Thing As Business Ethics

Version: Unabridged
Author: John C. Maxwell
Narrator: John C. Maxwell
Genres: Business & Economics
Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Published In: September 2003
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
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Bestselling author and expert on leadership John C. Maxwell claims there is only ONE rule for business.

How does a person judge what is ethical? Sometimes it's clear. You know Enron's leaders were in the wrong. But is it always easy to see where the line is in your life? What's the standard? And can it work in all situations? John C. Maxwell thinks it can. When the New York Times best-selling author, successful businessman, and former pastor was asked about his thoughts on business ethics, his response was, "There's no such thing. There's only ethics."

Maxwell asserts there's one ethical standard for all behavior. And you might be surprised by what it's based on. Did you know that a variation of the Golden Rule exists in every major religion? In There's No Such Thing as Business Ethics, Maxwell shows how people can live with integrity by using the Golden Rule as their standard-regardless of religion, culture, or circumstances. Along the way, he delves into the desires of the human heart, reveals the five most common causes that get people off track ethically, and teaches how to develop the Midas touch when it comes to integrity.

Reviews (2)

There's No Such Thing As Business Ethics

Written by Verlin Sonnier on May 30th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

As usual John Maxwell has done fantastic, however I think this book is better than the others. Not only has he put "ethics" in it's proper perspective but he proved his point. The greatest.

There's No Such Thing As Business Ethics

Written by johnnyy2k on February 22nd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I can sum up this title in a word: Average. Not that there is a problem with Maxwell's positive message, it leaves me asking one simple question: If the "Golden Rule" is a powerful business philosophy, how come so few companies seem to follow it? Listenability: 9 out of 10. He is a great speaker and it shows. Content: Only a 3. Not much new here. Technical: Good sound, plenty of tracks: 9. Value: 4. It started strong but lost my interest quick. 25 out of 40 JOHNNIES and 2.5 stars. oAo

Author Details

Author Details

Maxwell, John C.

As a cutting-edge entrepreneur, best-selling author, and dynamic speaker, Dr. John C. Maxwell has cultivated an extensive following among the most highly respected and influential business leaders across the globe. Reaching more than 350,000 people a year through speaking engagements alone, and over a million through resources, Dr. Maxwell is committed to developing leaders of excellence and integrity by providing the finest resources and training for personal and professional growth.

His philosophy that "everything rises and falls on leadership" motivates every endeavor to help individuals reach their highest potential, both in the home office and abroad through conferences, books, and audio and video resources. His passion has quickly caught on, and he has communicated his leadership principles to Fortune 500 companies, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and sports organizations such as the NCAA, the NBA, and the NFL.

John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 12 million books. His organizations have trained more than one million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of Injoy Stewardship Services and EQUIP. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell was one of 25 authors named to's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Two of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Developing the Leader Within You, have each sold over a million copies.