The Soul of A Leader: Finding Your Path to Success and Fulfillment

The Soul of A Leader: Finding Your Path to Success and Fulfillment

by Margaret Benefiel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824524802

ISBN-13: 9780824524807

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

Demonstrating the principle that soulfulness at work is a way of being and doing, this guide provides new perspectives on the qualities of leadership. Three main sections elaborate on the themes of choosing the path, staying on track, and persevering to the end. Drawing from interviews with outstanding leaders—including Tom and Kate Chappell, the founders of

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Demonstrating the principle that soulfulness at work is a way of being and doing, this guide provides new perspectives on the qualities of leadership. Three main sections elaborate on the themes of choosing the path, staying on track, and persevering to the end. Drawing from interviews with outstanding leaders—including Tom and Kate Chappell, the founders of Tom’s of Maine; Bob Glassman, co-chairman of Wainwright Bank & Trust; Desmond Tutu; and The Edge of rock band U2—and supported with guided questions in each section, this book is an essential addition to the bookshelf of anyone who wants to lead with soul. In an environment where leaders are rewarded for their drive, decisiveness, productivity, and long work hours, the spiritual well-being of a leader may get short shrift, and harm can come to both the leader and the organization this individual serves. Challenging the assumptions that effective leaders must sell their souls, cut corners, cook the books, and let go of their vision, a new model of spiritual leadership is offered. Teachers, parents, committee chair leaders, and other individuals in organizations of any size are exhorted to aim higher and lead with soul in any sphere, large or small.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824524807
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     13
Introduction: The Leader's Soul     15
Choosing The Path
Following the Heart   Tom Chappell   Kate Chappell   Meg Clapp   Ken Melrose     25
Paying Attention     26
Taking the First Step     28
Stumbling     30
Finding Partners   Medrice Coluccio   Tom Henry   Samuel Karff     35
Speaking the Heart's Truth     36
Seeking Resonance     38
Inviting Partnership     39
Daring to Dream   Morsi Mansour   Medrice Coluccio     52
Assessing What Is     53
Finding the Heart's Hope     55
Dreaming     56
Staying on Track
Keeping Mission at the Fore   Bob Glassman   Anita Roddick   James Sanger     73
Focusing on Something More     74
Sharing the Vision     75
Returning to Mission     78
Practicing Gratitude   Tom Henry   Meg Clapp   Tom Grant     88
Receiving Work (and Colleagues) as Gift     89
Pioneering Practices of Gratitude     92
Creating a Culture of Gratitude     94
Battling for the Soul   Gus Tolson   Tom Hefferon   Jean Quinn     101
Keeping People First     102
Committing to Ongoing Development     105
Staying True to Values     109
Persevering to the End
Breaking the Cycle of Violence   Desmond Tutu   Genny Nelson   Clarena Tolson     119
Seeing Compassionately     120
Interrupting the Cycle     125
Forgiving     133
Persevering to the End   Tom Chappell   Kate Chappell     139
The Individual Leader's Spiritual Transformation     143
Organizational Transformation     148
Dark Night     159
Dawn: The Unitive Way     161
Finding Spiritual Guidance   Tom Chappell   Kate Chappell   Desmond Tutu   Jean Quinn   Samuel Karff   Tom Henry   Gus Tolson     168
What Is Spiritual Direction?     169
Historical Background     170
Spiritual Direction with a Particular Focus on Leadership     171
Conclusion: The Soul of a Leader     177
Notes     183

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