World Waiting to Be Born: Civility Rediscovered [NOOK Book]

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Just as The Road Less Traveled  provided hope and guidance for individuals seeking  growth, this major new work by M. Scott Peck,  M.D., offers a needed prescription for our deeply  ailing society. Our illness is  Incivility--morally destructive patterns of  self-absorption, callousness, manipulativeness, and  materialism so ingrained in our routine behavior that we  do not even recognize them. There is a ...
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Overview

Just as The Road Less Traveled  provided hope and guidance for individuals seeking  growth, this major new work by M. Scott Peck,  M.D., offers a needed prescription for our deeply  ailing society. Our illness is  Incivility--morally destructive patterns of  self-absorption, callousness, manipulativeness, and  materialism so ingrained in our routine behavior that we  do not even recognize them. There is a deepening  awareness that something is seriously wrong with  our personal and organizational lives. Using  examples from his own life, case histories, and  dramatic scenarios of businesses that made a conscious  decision to bring civility to their organizations ,  Dr. Peck demonstrates how change can be effected  and how we and our organizations can be restored to  health. This wise, practical, and radical book is  a blueprint for achieving personal and societal  well-being.


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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author of The Road Less Traveled stresses the importance of civility in everyday life. (Apr.)
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"A peck of  hardheaded, kindhearted advice; the author's best since  [The Road Less Traveled.]--Kirkus Reviews  

"An extremely important book...Dr. Peck gives us  powerful new reasons for hope and confidence in our  personal ability to change ourselves and the  world."--Vice President Al Gore, author of Earth  In The Balance: Ecology And The Human Spirit

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307425829
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/22/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 741,416
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Cornerstones of Civility
Ch. 1 Something Is Seriously Wrong: Toward a Redefinition of Civility 3
Ch. 2 Salvation and Suffering: The Ambiguity of Pain and Disease 7
Ch. 3 Selves and Systems: The Reality and Illusion of the Self 15
Ch. 4 The Hole in the Mind: The Lack of Group Consciousness 29
Ch. 5 Enter God, Stage Left: Ethics and Submission 43
Ch. 6 Yes, Virginia, There Is Unconditional Love: Covenant 55
Ch. 7 Tell Them I Came but No One Answered: Vocation 61
Ch. 8 How Not to Waste Your Time: Prayer (or Whatever You Want to Call It) 81
Pt. 2 Marriage and the Family
Ch. 9 For the Friction: Marriage and Narcissism 95
Ch. 10 No Place to Go but Up: Marriage and Power 115
Ch. 11 Walking the Tightrope: Marriage and Separateness 133
Ch. 12 Bows and Arrows: Child Raising and Vocation 147
Ch. 13 Karass or Grandfaloon?: The Family as Organization 173
Pt. 3 You Gotta Know Your Business
Ch. 14 Who's There?: Roles and Transference 195
Ch. 15 Selling or Saving Your Soul: Vocation and Business 219
Ch. 16 May God Have Mercy on You: The Civil Use of Power in Business 245
Pt. 4 Epiphany: Community in the Workplace
Ch. 17 A Sum Greater Than Its Parts: Community: The Civil Organization 271
Ch. 18 Rewalking the Tightrope: Ethics and Adversarialism in Business 299
Ch. 19 The Politics of Transformation: Introducing Community into Business 317
Ch. 20 No, Virginia, There Is No Quick Fix: Community Maintenance 337
Ch. 21 Utopia Revisited: The Promise of Community in the Workplace 345
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    very enlightening

    A very enlightening book particularly if you're undergoing some sort of crisis in your real life. Personally I find the first one or two sections more helpful than the last one on organizations. I specifically find elucidating and helpful the author's opinion on consciousness and societal civility. Although I'm a little turned off by his disregard for secularism, I still would recommend this book for readers who wish to gain a deeper insight into their everyday lives when it comes to effectively interacting with those around them.

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