The Manager and the Monk: A Discourse on Prayer, Profit, and Principles

The Manager and the Monk: A Discourse on Prayer, Profit, and Principles

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The Manager and the Monk: A Discourse on Prayer, Profit, and Principles by Jochen Zeitz, Anselm Grün

An exploration of spirituality, values, and sustainability in business

When Jochen Zeitz and Anselm Grün first met onstage as "the manager and the monk," Zeitz was CEO and Chairman of Puma, and Father Grün was a monk serving as cellarer, the business manager of his Benedictine abbey. They came together to discuss their shared goal: what it means to lead and manage responsibly and sustainably in today's shifting world.

Available for the first time in English, The Manager and the Monk features these topical essays and dialogues, drawing on sources as diverse as the Bible, contemporary religious thought, psychological theory, and the innovative "environmental profit&loss account" Zeitz developed for Puma. Together, Zeitz and Gr??n explore their intersecting definitions of prosperity, values, sustainability, among a host of other topics.

  • Jochen Zeitz was CEO of Puma for 18 years and is founder, with Sir Richard Branson, of the B Team, a global initiative aimed at transforming the future of business
  • Anselm Grün is cellarer (business manager) of Münsterschwarzach Abbey in Germany, overseeing a staff of 300 in crafts such as beekeeping and brewing; and an internationally best-selling author of more than 300 books available in 35 languages
  • Translated from an award-winning German book, Gott, Geld, und Gewissen, which has been translated into 11 languages

The Manager and the Monk is a thoughtful, impassioned plea for how to manage responsibly in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118555002
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/11/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 538 KB

About the Author

Jochen Zeitz is director of PPR and chairman of its board's sustainable development committee, after having been CEO of the Sport and Lifestyle division and chief sustainability officer of PPR since 2010. Prior to this, Zeitz served 18 years as chairman and CEO of PUMA. He founded the non-profit Zeitz Foundation of Intercultural Ecosphere Safety, and with Sir Richard Branson is founder and cochair of The B Team. He has been a member of the board of directors of Harley-Davidson since 2007 and is on the advisory board of TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity).

For more information, please visit www.zeitzfoundation.org or follow Jochen on Twitter via @JochenZeitz.

Father Anselm Grün, OSB, Th.D, is the cellarer, or financial manager, of the Mnsterschwarzach Abbey, near Wrzburg, Germany. At age 19 he became a Benedictine monk at Mnsterschwarzach Abbey, learning the art of leading others based on the Rule of St. Benedict of Nursia. He also studied philosophy, theology, and business administration, and is an internationally best-selling author whose books are available in 35 languages.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 SUCCESS 1

2 PROSPERITY 19

3 CULTURE 31

4 VALUES 49

5 ACTING ETHICALLY 65

6 THE ENVIRONMENT 79

7 COMMERCE 95

8 SUSTAINABILITY 117

9 STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES 133

10 RESPONSIBILITY 147

11 AWARENESS 159

Notes 177

Acknowledgments 179

About the Authors 183

Index 187

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