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The CEO and the Monk: One Company's Journey to Profit and Purpose
     

The CEO and the Monk: One Company's Journey to Profit and Purpose

by Robert B. Catell, Kenny Moore, Glenn Rifkin
 

In a business era in which executives are taken away in handcuffs and corporate malfeasance and scandal dominates the business headlines, there is tremendous value in the stories of ethical companies and spiritual business leaders. The CEO and the Monk is one such compelling story, the story of KeySpan, the nation's fifth largest energy giant and a

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In a business era in which executives are taken away in handcuffs and corporate malfeasance and scandal dominates the business headlines, there is tremendous value in the stories of ethical companies and spiritual business leaders. The CEO and the Monk is one such compelling story, the story of KeySpan, the nation's fifth largest energy giant and a profitable, Fortune 500 company, and the two KeySpan executives one a former monk whose unique working relationship is based on something as simple and powerful as "doing the right thing." This isn't yet another prescriptive business guide written by breathless consultants. It is a story about a real business and how two unusual and dedicated humanists can keep their eyes on profits and ethics at the same time.

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“… showing executives how to instill a philosophy that balances bottom-line demands with a sense of caring.” (The Deal, 15th March 2004)

"It's an odd partnership that makes for an offbeat but intriguing story." (Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge, March 8,2004)

"Entertaining and human story of making a business work by keeping an eye on the intangibles of the human experience." (HR.Com Book of the Year 2003, Runner-Up, January, 2004)

"If you're interested in CEO thinking, human resources issues, and corporate culture, ''The CEO and the Monk" is worth reading." (Boston Globe, March 7, 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471450115
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/2004
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,207,428
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Robert B. CATELL is the CEO of KeySpan, one of the nation’s largest energy providers. He is one of the most highly respected business leaders in New York.
KENNY MOORE is a former monk who left the religious life for a successful career in human resources. He is currently Corporate Ombudsman at KeySpan.
GLENN RIFKIN is a veteran business journalist who has written extensively for the New York Times and coauthored many groundbreaking business books, including the Wiley title Radical Marketing, The CEO Chronicles, and The Ultimate Entrepreneur.

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