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The Workplace and Spirituality

New Perspectives on Research and Practice

Edited by Dr. Joan Marques, Dr. Satinder Dhiman and Dr. Richard King

6 x 9, 256 pp, Hardcover, 978-1-59473-260-7

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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.
Contributors
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
“No longer mutually exclusive, isolated areas of our lives … reveals how our spirituality can enhance our workplace.”
Marshall Goldsmith, PhD, New York Times and Wall Street Journal #1 best-selling author, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“An enlightening, uplifting, and inspiring portrait of how we can lead more authentic and fulfilling lives in our organizations…. Offers a refreshingly positive perspective and a more expansive view of what the workplace can become.”
Jim Kouzes, PhD, best-selling coauthor, The Leadership Challenge
“Outstanding…. A must-read for any leader who must address today’s conscious stakeholders.”
Patricia Aburdene, PhD, author, Megatrends 2010:
The Rise of Conscious Capitalism

“A must-read for every president, CEO, manager, and all those who aspire to leadership. Will help every leader to meet difficult realities … and assist in reigniting the passion we all once felt in our careers.”
Dr. Norman J. Cohen, author, Moses and the Journey to Leadership: Timeless Lessons of Effective Management
from the Bible and Today’s Leaders
“An incredible book … full of heart, wisdom, and soul. If we fail to heed its messages, then we—and our organizations—will only continue to deteriorate. We owe it to ourselves and others to do more, indeed our best.”
Ian Mitroff, PhD,  coauthor, A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America
“Bravo! Underscores and reinforces that the ‘search for meaning’ at work is a megatrend of the twenty-first century…. Does a superb job of linking theory and practice.”
Alex Pattakos, PhD, author, Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work; founder, Center for Meaning, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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.

 

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