Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit / Edition 3

Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit / Edition 3

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by Lee G. Bolman, Deal
     
 

Since the first edition of Leading with Soul was published in 1995, its inspiring message has become even more urgent and timely in a world horrified by the events of 9/11, enraged by the hubris of business hotshots who triggered a world-wide economic crisis, and infuriated by limp, misguided responses to floods, oil spills, and nuclear catastrophes. Now more than

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Since the first edition of Leading with Soul was published in 1995, its inspiring message has become even more urgent and timely in a world horrified by the events of 9/11, enraged by the hubris of business hotshots who triggered a world-wide economic crisis, and infuriated by limp, misguided responses to floods, oil spills, and nuclear catastrophes. Now more than ever we need courageous leaders with soul.

Leading with Soul invites world-weary managers on a journey in search of one's personal path to leadership and offers hope for reconnecting work and spirit. In this new and thoroughly revised edition of their classic work, Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal update a timeless spiritual message in the light of the turmoil of recent years as well as adding new insights from the literature of spirituality and work. As the authors explain, "Soul is personal and unique, grounded in the depths of individual experience. Spirit is transcendent and all embracing. It is the universal source, the oneness of all things."

At the heart of the book is the compelling story of a dispirited executive on his quest to find something deeper than rational plans and a focus on the bottom line. His story points the way to more rewarding work and more vibrant and spirited organizations. Bolman and Deal use this engaging parable to show how we can develop a life and livelihood that center on meaning, purpose, joy, and a sense of contribution to the greater community. By embarking on a new path, we can transform our lives and livelihoods to become truly enriched and spiritually fulfilled.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470619001
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/09/2011
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series, #381
Edition description:
Revised 3rd Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
106,497
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prelude: In Search of Soul and Spirit3
The Search
1The Heart of Leadership Lives in the Hearts of Leaders17
2The Human Heart Is More Than a Pump25
3The Journey of a Soul29
4Discovering New Teachers33
Interlude: Reclaiming Your Soul39
Conviction
5A Place to Start51
6Vicissitudes of the Journey55
Interlude: Leaning into Your Fear61
Gifts
7Gifts of Leadership71
8Authorship77
9Love83
10Power91
11Significance97
Interlude: Community and the Cycle of Giving105
Sharing
12Summoning the Magic of Stories123
13Lifting Our Voices in Song131
14Celebrating Shared Icons139
Interlude: Expressing the Spirit145
A New Life
15The Twilight of Leadership155
16Deep Refuge163
Interlude: The Cycle of the Spirit167
17The Legacy179
Postlude: Continuing a Spirited Dialogue185
Soul at Work213
Notes237
Recommended Reading245
Acknowledgments249
The Authors255
Write to the Authors257

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