Explore the benefits of workplace spirituality in making work
more meaningful and rewarding.
Even as the subject of spirituality in the workplace is gaining momentum, surveys show the number of workers satisfied with their jobs is decreasing. Based on many years of professional, practical experience, the contributors to this powerful anthology help you correct this drop in morale by showing you how to restore meaning and purpose to the workplace.
Offering new perspectives for a spiritual approach to work, each of the contributors to this innovative resource is a business leader, teacher, speaker, or writer on the topic of workplace spirituality. They represent the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Together, they present a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a “spiritual workplace” and what it takes to create one.
In today’s rapidly changing, challenging work environment, this is a resource no business leader, business management student, policymaker, or rising leader should be without.
Richard Barrett Margaret Benefiel, PhD Jerry Biberman, PhD Kathy Lund Dean, PhD Satinder Dhiman, EdD Frederick T. Evers, PhD Linda Ferguson, PhD Charles J. Fornaciari, PhD Kerry Hamilton, CPCC, ACC Ellen Hayakawa Tanis Helliwell, MEd Craig E. Johnson, PhD Dr. Richard King Marjo Lips-Wiersma, PhD Joan Marques, EdD James F. McMichael, PhD Jacqueline Miller Julia Mossbridge, PhD Judi Neal, PhD Robert Rabbin Birute Regine, EdD Rev. Lucy Reid Rabbi Dennis S. Ross Lance Secretan, PhD
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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
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