Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work [NOOK Book]

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Imagine the leaders of one of New York City’s top real-estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear…the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi. Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall? To hear the paths Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them bring together their spiritual and business lives, the sacred and the profane? Five Minutes on Mondays compiles these talks for the first time, sharing Lurie’s deep and profound inspiration on the challenges ...

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Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work

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Overview

Imagine the leaders of one of New York City’s top real-estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear…the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi. Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall? To hear the paths Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them bring together their spiritual and business lives, the sacred and the profane? Five Minutes on Mondays compiles these talks for the first time, sharing Lurie’s deep and profound inspiration on the challenges we all face–at work, and in life.

Lurie draws on millennia of philosophy, theology, and science to help us answer our deepest questions, comfort our deepest yearnings, and become better people–more connected to each other, and to the Greater Purpose.

• Prosper while keeping your integrity

• Balance faith, honor, and ambition

• Use your workplace as your moral and spiritual "gymnasium"

• Find deeper meaning and purpose in your work

• Face your fears and failures, and keep going

• Gain real respect–and give it

• Live one authentic life–at work, and everywhere else

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137011667
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/20/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 727,972
  • File size: 332 KB

Meet the Author

Rabbi Alan Lurie has a unique background. He is currently a Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis, a national real estate service firm, following a 25-year career as a licensed architect. He is also a non-denominational ordained Rabbi, teaching, leading prayer services, and writing on issues of faith and religion. This combination of meeting the demands of the business world while attending to the needs of the spirit gives Alan both insight into and access to a diverse community. His wife, Shirona, is a Jewish Cantor, singer, and accomplished songwriter. They live in Rye, New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xv

Donkey for Sale: Ethical Wealth 1

Justice on the Train: Offering Criticism 9

Try Them, Try Them: Developing Persistence 17

Door Openers: Spiritual Leadership 25

Who Needs You?: Working Together 33

Listen Up: Effective Listening 41

I Don’t Know: Respectful Conversation 49

In the Beginning: Keeping Resolutions 59

Prelude to Disaster: Building Confidence 65

Eureka !: Using Intuition 73

Something Creative: Accessing Creativity 81

Do You Mean It?: Discovering Meaning 91

You’re Finished!: Embracing Change 99

Alone on the Sofa: Finding Truth 107

The Superior Object: Resolving Conflicts of Interest 115

Hey, You Screwed Up Again!: Transforming Mistakes 121

Making Stuff Up: Reacting Objectively 129

Waiting for Nobel: Overcoming Feelings of Inadequacy 137

Self, Actually: Being Authentic 145

Return That Call: Enlightened Self-Interest 153

So, a Horse Walks into a Bar... Taking Time for Laughter 161

What If?: Facing Fear 169

The Aim of Existence: Cultivating Happiness 177

The No Negativity Event: Living with Optimism 185

A Thankfully Short Message: Living with Gratitude 195

The Power of Three: Living with Balance 201

Take a Breath: Directed Meditation 209

Go Forth: Starting on the Spiritual Journey 217

The Lonely Man: Balancing Faith and Ambition 223

What’s in Your Pocket: Integrating Opposites 233

Index 243

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Thought provoking

    Author has great insight into human nature. Simple, everyday challenges with solutions based on faith and scripture.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    2 thumbs up

    This was such a suprise. I have slowed down reading it -- only a chapter on mondays. Its such thoughtful content that i take the rest of the week to think about it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Very good on discussion on balancing the mental, physical and sp

    Very good on discussion on balancing the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of work and life.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    Recommended

    Really enjoyed this book. It helps with many aspects of your life . . . not just the office.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    A great book

    This book is a must read. We spend a lot more awake time at work than anywhere else. Why shouldn't you enjoy these hours .

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    Recommended

    will recommend.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Peaceful and helpful

    I like reading this book. It's helpful in finding purpose and peace. I read it whenever I feel the need of it. I like that you can just surch through the book and pick the chapter you feel will be helpful.

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    Posted August 23, 2013

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Not my cup of tea

    Just could not get into this. Think that there are other inspirational/thought provoking books available.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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