The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership: 8 Key Principles to Leading More Effectively / Edition 1

The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership: 8 Key Principles to Leading More Effectively / Edition 1

by Paul D. Houston, Stephen L. Sokolow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412925789

ISBN-13: 9781412925785

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book illuminates many of the core values, beliefs, and principles that can guide, sustain, and inspire leaders during difficult times.  See more details below

Overview

This book illuminates many of the core values, beliefs, and principles that can guide, sustain, and inspire leaders during difficult times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412925785
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dawna Markova
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. The Principle of Intention
Intention Is a Fundamental Principle of Enlightened Leadership
Thought Is More Important Than People Think
When Thought Becomes Prayer
Spoken and Written Words Are Keys to Manifesting Your Intention
Leaders Must Align Their Actions and Intentions
Enlisting Spiritual and Nonspiritual Forces to Manifest Your Intentions
Using Your “Third Eye” to Manifest Intentions
Leaders Use Attention to Focus the Lens of Intention
Leaders Focus Energy to Manifest Their Intentions
Summary
2. The Principle of Attention
Attention Is One of the Key Principles for Enlightened Leaders
The Role of Attention in the Thinking of Enlightened Leaders
The Role of Attention in the Doing of Enlightened Leaders
The Role of Attention in the Being of Enlightened Leaders
How Enlightened Leaders Maximize Time on Task
How Enlightened Leaders Focus Power and Energy
How Attention Serves as a Magnet for Enlisting Others
How Enlightened Leaders Keep Their Focus
How Enlightened Leaders Use Images to Communicate
Summary
3. The Principle of Unique Gifts and Talents
Leaders Need to Be Aware That Everyone Has Unique Gifts and Talents
Discovering and Developing Everyone’s Unique Gifts and Talents
How to Help Others Cultivate Their Unique Gifts and Talents
Enlightened Leaders Facilitate the Sharing of Unique Gifts and Talents
How Enlightened Leaders Extend Unique Gifts and Talents
How Uniqueness Contributes to the Tapestry of Life
How the Divine Helps to Clarify Life’s Purpose(s)
Summary
4. The Principle of Gratitude
Having an Attitude of Gratitude
The Importance of Being Mindful of Life’s Blessings
The Effect of Showing Gratitude for Help and Support
The Importance of Being Grateful for Progress
Enlightened Leaders Are Grateful for Obstacles and Adversaries
Showing You Are Grateful for Love Received
Showing You Are Grateful for Love Accepted
Showing You Are Grateful for the Opportunity to Help Others
How You Can Show You Are Grateful for Your Gifts and Talents
About Being Grateful
Enlightened Leaders Experience Boundless Gratitude
The Importance of Being Grateful for Divine Guidance
Summary
5. The Principle of Unique Life Lessons
Using the Experiences of Daily Life to Grow Personally and Professionally
People Are Given Life Lessons to Promote Spiritual Growth
Problems Are Actually Opportunities in Disguise
Clouds Do Have Silver Linings
Learning Life’s Lessons the Hard Way or the Easy Way
Using the Weaknesses Within Strengths to Understand Life Lessons
Mastery of Each Life Lesson Opens a Gateway to the Next
Endings Create the Opportunity for New Beginnings
Summary
6. The Principle of a Holistic Perspective
Spiritual Truths in the Story of Three Blind Men and the Elephant
Enlightened Leaders Are Aware That Everything Is Connected
The Butterfly Effect and Its Implications for Leaders
Leaders Must Know How the Parts and the Whole Are Related
Fractals Can Be a Valuable Tool for Leaders
A Holographic Perspective Is a Valuable Tool for Leaders
The Spiritual Lessons of Oneness, Unity, and Holistic Thinking
Summary
7. The Principle of Openness
Openness Is an Important Principle for Leaders
The Spiritual Aspects of Openness
Enlightened Leaders Create Open Systems
Leaders Must Be Open to Many Things
Opening Your Heart and Mind
How Openness Maximizes Growth and Creativity
Why Openness Is the Key to Creating Infinite Potentiality
Summary
8. The Principle of Trust
Why It Is Important for Leaders to Be Trusting
Why It Is Essential for Leaders to Be Trustworthy
Why It Is Important to Trust Yourself
Trusting Your Higher Self
Enlightened Leaders Must Learn to Trust the Universe
Why It Is Important to Give Trust as a Gift Whenever Possible
Summary
Selected Bibliography

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