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2012 marks the 11th year The Catholic Spirit is honoring Leading With Faith award winners — men and women whose business practices reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and the church.
The Catholic Spirit honors local business leaders guided by Catholic values
I think most of all, it’s important to be respectful to your employees, first of all, because they’re the most important thing. And, treat everyone fairly [and] let the staff people be empowered. We like them to feel like they have enough responsibility and we trust them enough that they can carry out their mission and help our patients.
The way you treat people and, in return, hope to be treated is what we’ve learned from the time we were kids — with respect, to do what is right, and to do what is morally correct.
Your faith is a part of who you are and how you make decisions. So, you don’t check your faith hat at the door. It comes with you wherever you go. I’m not a different person when I teach Sunday school than I am at the office. My decisions have to be consistent with my beliefs.
I’m very blessed to work at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which supports a faith-based work environment. Where some individuals might not be able to express their faith or talk about their faith, I’m able to do that.
I think the most important aspect is I try to deal with people as individuals and respect them as individuals and as creations of God. Banking is a little bit of a secular world some days, so that can be a little challenging. I think we have a number of instances with the recession where people are having some economic challenges, and I get the opportunity to meet with them from time to time.
It’s very important for me that all of my students see their own divine grace in them. God is the ultimate creator, and we’re in a creative field here, so I feel that we’re really using what God gave us in our dancing, in our acting.
This is a hospital for children with disabilities, for the most part. Most of the kids who come have some relatively special issues going on.
Each of the children who comes here is a creature of God, made for a purpose, inherently carrying with them a dignity that is just part of their being. And, if you recognize that, then the nature of taking care of these children changes dramatically.