Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cowboy Code

Source: The Pastor's Weekly Briefing, March 19, 2010
Keyword: Ten Commandments, ethics, virtue

Wyoming's Code of BehaviorWyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal recently signed into law the state's official code of behavior. The legislation, sponsored by state senator Jim Anderson, was adapted from Jim Owen's book, Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn From the Code of the West. Wyoming is the first state to define values its residents are to pursue encoded in a set of quidelines.

The guidelines are: 1) Live each day with courage; 2) Take pride in your work; 3) Always finish what you start; 4) Do what has to be done; 5) Be tough, but fair; 6) When you make a promise, keep it; 7) Ride for the brand; 8) Talk less and say more; 9) Remember that some things aren't for sale; 10) Know where to draw the line.

Using the guidelines, a four-week course has been adapted to help high school students build the personal characteristics needed to achieve success in life. []

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