"What a great book. Every young man and woman entering the marketplace would do well to internalize these principles. Every seasoned business veteran will enjoy the story. The section on Life Balance vs. Whole-Life Symmetry is worth the price of the book."
-Andy Stanley, Pastor,
North Point Community Church
"High-Performance Ethics is a must-read book authored by two people who have lived these principles in the rough and tumble world of corporate America. Wes Cantrell and Jim Lucas have done a masterful job of clearly and practically communicating what it means to be a person of integrity in the marketplace. Read it, and you won't be the same."
-Howard Dayton, CEO and cofounder, Crown Financial Ministries
"Finally, a book that ties high performance and ethics together. You don't have to trade one for the other - you need both, working together, to creat the healthiest, most productive work environment possible. Cantrell and Lucas show you how. Don't miss this book if you care about developing your own high-performance, highly ethical skills."
-Michael Kroth, Author and coauthor, The Manager as a Motivator and Transforming Work
"Understanding and implementing the ten firmly-grounded ethical principles in High-Performance Ethics will allow people to achieve a stronger clarity of purpose. If you embrace the ten outstanding principles and strategically apply them to your organization, the results will be transforming."
-Ed Oakley, CEO, Enlightened Leadership Solutions, Inc., Coauthor, Leadership Made Simple
"High-Performance Ethics is a welcome ally in the struggle to restore America's respect for the dignity and morality of business. Success never comes to those who, deep down, consider their chosen occupation to be morally reprehensible, and Cantrell and Lucas provide an effective antidote. Instead of viewing ethics as an obstacle to success, High-Performance Ethics reveals the seamless integration between the two. Every business professional can benefit from this volume's performance-enhancing prescriptions."
-Rabbi Daniel Lapin, President, Toward Tradition and the Ethical Capitalism Institute
"Many successful people wish their work had more lasting significance. High-Performance Ethics provides a pathway to pursue both significance and success within our marketplace careers."
-Lloyd Reeb, Author, From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn't Enough
"My personal experience of working in the financial world, over the last forty years, is that those who have succeeded in business or who have succeeded personally have, either knowingly or unknowingly, applied biblical wisdon to their decision making. Wes Cantrell is a man who has experience at the very senior level in corporate America. I have known Wes for almost thirty years and have observed that his consistent, growing faith allowed him to perform as a CEO with almost unparalleled success. He ran a huge company always relying upon biblical wisdom in his decision making. He has added his illustrative stories to the rare wisdom that Jim Lucas offers as he unwraps ten enduring principles for today's corporate leaders across multiple industries for more than two decades. It is a priviledge to be able to endorse this book."
Ron Blue, President, Christian Financial Professionals Network
"In High-Performance Ethics, Wes shares key insights from his business experiences that were built on a foundation of ethics. He shows how he learned the way of doing well by doing right, and how he learned to trust his business to the Lord when he was on the brink of total failure. This book is a breath of fresh air when corporate giants are crumbling all around us. Wes is a great model, and this book is a must-read for leaders of all ages."
-Bobby Mitchell, Chairman, Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, Franklin Covey
"Cantrell and Lucas remind us that high-performance leadership is ethical, and ethical leadership produces high-performance organizations. This is an outstanding book!"
-Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
"Business ethics can no longer operate at the margins of organizational life. It must be at the cutting edge of what all organizations care about today. High-Performance Ethics by Cantrell and Lucas vividly illustrates how to achieve enduring success through ethics. Indeed, if we are to achieve corporate excellence, the ten ethical values discussed in this book must become embedded in all aspects of our personal and organizational lives."
-Phil Lewis, Dean, College of Professional Studies, Oklahoma Christian University
"Wes Cantrell and James Lucas have written a really good book. It is full of truth and wisdom, liberally seasoned with real-life examples and anecdotes of how to apply the principles it advocates. Scripturally-based and field tested, this book will have a long and valued shelf life, and I expect to use it as a reference point myself."
-Dennis Peacocke, President, Strategic Christian Services
"I have found through the years that principles are timeless truths that can be applied to every generation. You will find principles in this book that will not only build your business, but will also build your life. It has been said that you do not have to remember what you said if you tell the truth. This book tells the truth. This truth will change its readers."
-Johnny Hunt, Pastor
"To know Wes Cantrell is to understand what drives his passion to do what is right. High-Performance Ethics presents some great stories that prove biblical principles are highly effective in the workplace, and offers great insight on how we can actually model good behavior. If we're going to talk the talk, we must walk the walk."
-S. Truett Cathy
Founder and CEO
"The writers have laid out biblical principles that when they are embraced will bring blessing to your life. Reading this book will challenge you to study and apply those principles everyday, both in your personal life as well as in business."
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