Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work

Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work

by Alan Lurie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780137011667
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 03/06/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 322 KB

About the Author

Rabbi Alan Lurie has a unique background. He is currently a Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis, a national real estate service firm, following a 25-year career as a licensed architect. He is also a non-denominational ordained Rabbi, teaching, leading prayer services, and writing on issues of faith and religion. This combination of meeting the demands of the business world while attending to the needs of the spirit gives Alan both insight into and access to a diverse community. His wife, Shirona, is a Jewish Cantor, singer, and accomplished songwriter. They live in Rye, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction     xv

Donkey for Sale: Ethical Wealth     1

Justice on the Train: Offering Criticism     9

Try Them, Try Them: Developing Persistence     17

Door Openers: Spiritual Leadership     25

Who Needs You?: Working Together     33

Listen Up: Effective Listening     41

I Don’t Know: Respectful Conversation     49

In the Beginning: Keeping Resolutions     59

Prelude to Disaster: Building Confidence     65

Eureka !: Using Intuition     73

Something Creative: Accessing Creativity     81

Do You Mean It?: Discovering Meaning     91

You’re Finished!: Embracing Change     99

Alone on the Sofa: Finding Truth     107

The Superior Object: Resolving Conflicts of Interest     115

Hey, You Screwed Up Again!: Transforming Mistakes     121

Making Stuff Up: Reacting Objectively     129

Waiting for Nobel: Overcoming Feelings of Inadequacy     137

Self, Actually: Being Authentic     145

Return That Call: Enlightened Self-Interest     153

So, a Horse Walks into a Bar... Taking Time for Laughter     161

What If?: Facing Fear     169

The Aim of Existence: Cultivating Happiness     177

The No Negativity Event: Living with Optimism     185

A Thankfully Short Message: Living with Gratitude     195

The Power of Three: Living with Balance     201

Take a Breath: Directed Meditation     209

Go Forth: Starting on the Spiritual Journey     217

The Lonely Man: Balancing Faith and Ambition     223

What’s in Your Pocket: Integrating Opposites     233

Index     243

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Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author has great insight into human nature. Simple, everyday challenges with solutions based on faith and scripture.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a suprise. I have slowed down reading it -- only a chapter on mondays. Its such thoughtful content that i take the rest of the week to think about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good on discussion on balancing the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of work and life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read. We spend a lot more awake time at work than anywhere else. Why shouldn't you enjoy these hours .
TMGW More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. It helps with many aspects of your life . . . not just the office.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like reading this book. It's helpful in finding purpose and peace. I read it whenever I feel the need of it. I like that you can just surch through the book and pick the chapter you feel will be helpful.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just could not get into this. Think that there are other inspirational/thought provoking books available.
AramisGA More than 1 year ago
will recommend.