The Workplace and Spirituality: New Perspectives on Research and Practice

The Workplace and Spirituality: New Perspectives on Research and Practice

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ISBN-13: 9781594734625
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr. Joan Marques, a founding member of the Business Renaissance Institute and ASPEX, is director of communications of the Millennium Development Goals Global Watch and chief editor of four globally available journals for scholars and practitioners. She founded and managed several businesses and a nonprofit organization focused on women's advancement, and has authored many articles and books pertaining to workplace contentment and emotional intelligence. Dr. Marques holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University.


Dr. Satinder Dhiman has guided business leaders for the last twenty-five years and served for ten years as a senior lecturer in commerce at DAV College in North India. He is a founding member of the Business Renaissance Institute and ASPEX, and serves on the boards of several scholarly journals. Currently, Dr. Dhiman is professor and chair of management and associate dean of business in Woodbury University's graduate program. Winner of ACBSP’s prestigious International Teaching Excellence Award, he holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University.


Dr. Richard King, a recognized authority on United States–Pacific Rim business relations, is a founding member of the Business Renaissance Institute. Founder of King International Group, he serves on the boards of various Pacific Rim–oriented organizations. He is a long-time member of the Noetic Institute and the World Business Academy. Dr. King is a frequent writer and speaker on Pacific Rim business issues and holds an honorary doctorate of business administration from Woodbury University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Part I Work at the Personal Level

Love and Truth: The Golden Rules of Leadership Lance Secretan 3

Letting the Heart Fall Open: Spirit, Vulnerability, and Relational Intelligence in the Workplace Birute Regine 9

Working Spiritually: Aligning Gifts, Purpose, and Passion Linda Ferguson 23

YOU Are the Message! The Power of Authentic Speaking Robert Rabbin 35

Brain Shaping at Work: Wiring Our Brains for Integrity, Leadership, Creativity, and [Insert Your Favorite Trait or Skill Here] Julia Mossbridge 45

Infinite Leadership: Authenticity and Spirit at Work Margaret Benefiel Kerry Hamilton 57

Inspired Leadership: Leading with Spirit Ellen Hayakawa 67

Spirituality and Ethical Leadership: Moral Persons and Moral Managers Craig E. Johnson 75

I-Thou at the Workplace: An Interpersonal Spirituality from the Teachings of Martin Buber Rabbi Dennis S. Ross 87

Part II Work at the Organizational Level

The S-Word Revisited: New Horizons in Workplace Spirituality Joan Marques Satinder Dhiman Richard King 99

What Makes an Organization Spiritual? Applied Spirituality in Organizational Structure, Design, Processes, and Practices Jerry Biberman 111

Addressing Wellness Problems in the Workplace through Spirituality: Six Risks and Six Spiritual Solutions Frederick T. Evers Rev. Lucy Reid 119

Overcoming Fear and Building Trust: Creating Healthy Organizations Tanis Helliwell 129

Liberating the Corporate Soul: Building a High-Performance, Values-Driven Organization Richard Barrett 143

Beyond the Bottom Line: Spiritual Principles for Successful Performance James F. McMichael 157

Identifying andManaging the Shadow of Workplace Spirituality: Practical Guidelines Marjo Lips-Wiersma Kathy Lund Dean Charles J. Fornaciari 177

Heart at Work: Signs of Hope Jacqueline Miller 189

Creating Edgewalker Organizations: The Workplace of the Future Judi Neal 201

Notes 219

Index 231

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