A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America: A Hard Look at Spirituality, Religion, and Values in the Workplace

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This first-ever survey of spiritual beliefs and practices among managers and executives finds that, while most people have strong spiritual beliefs, few feel that they can act on those beliefs at work. And yet, overall company performance is actually higher in companies where company values and spiritual values coalesce. Filling a gap in today's literature on spirituality and business, this book examines five proven models for introducing spirituality to the workplace and spells out the strengths and weaknesses ...

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Overview

This first-ever survey of spiritual beliefs and practices among managers and executives finds that, while most people have strong spiritual beliefs, few feel that they can act on those beliefs at work. And yet, overall company performance is actually higher in companies where company values and spiritual values coalesce. Filling a gap in today's literature on spirituality and business, this book examines five proven models for introducing spirituality to the workplace and spells out the strengths and weaknesses of each model. More than a personal guide to spiritual well-being, it shows how you can harness the immense spiritual energy at everyone's core, and outlines solutions for bringing that energy into the organization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118599617
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,153,074
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

IAN I. MITROFF holds the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professorship of Business Policy at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is also the president of Comprehensive Crisis Management, a private consulting firm, and the author of twenty books, including Smart Thinking for Crazy Times.

ELIZABETH A. DENTON is an indepAndent organizational consultant based in New York City. She works with executives and teams in both Fortune 100 and entrepreneurial companies to promote vision and values, leadership, and performance effectiveness.

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Table of Contents

Foreward.

Preface.

Part One: Acknowledging Soul and Spirit.

1. Park It at the Office Door: The Unacknowledged Soul of Corporate America.

2. A Strange but Formidable Alliance: Barriers to Studying and Defining Spirituality.

Part Two: Auditing Soul and Spirit.

3. The Divided Soul of Corporate America.

Part Three: Models for Fostering Spirituality.

4. Taking Over Your Company for Christ: The Religion-Based Organization.

5. Called to Spirituality: The Evolutionary Organization.

6. Shaking Off Addiction: The Recovering Organization.

7. For the Betterment of Society: The Socially Responsible Organization.

8. We Are Family! The Values-Based Organization.

Part Four: A Plan for Spiritual Development.

9. A Best-Practice Model.

Appendix A: A Questionaire on Meaning and Purpose in the Workplace.

Appendix B: Selected Quantitative Results.

Appendix C: Detailed Dimensions of the Five Models.

Notes.

The Authors.

Index.

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