Christian leaders seek to be ethical people and make ethical decisions, but often the ethical dilemmas a leader must face do not have clear-cut answers. Ethical dilemmas can be even more troubling when they occur in a culturally diverse situation that is coupled with decisions involving financial transactions. Views of money and how to handle money are culturally influenced and may not be the same as the views of the leader, who may come from a different culture. This leads the Christian leader to ponder: When working in a culturally diverse environment, how can one tell the difference between a money-related cultural difference and an ethical infraction? The following article discusses the challenges of intercultural leadership that involve financial transactions and offers suggestions for addressing the resulting cultural and ethical questions.
Journal of Applied Christian Leadership
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