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Capturing the Heart of Leadership Spirituality and Community in the New American Workplace

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ISBN-10: 0275970965

ISBN-13: 9780275970963

Edition: 2000

Authors: Gilbert W. Fairholm

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This book seeks to promote a new spiritual approach to organizational leadership that goes beyond visionary management to a new focus on the spiritual for both leader and led. Reflecting on the current crisis of meaning in America, this book takes up the search for significance in peoples' worklives--in the products they produce and in the services they offer. Recognizing that the new corporation has become the dominant community for many-- commanding most of our waking hours by providing a focus for life, a measure of personal success, and a network of personal relationships--Fairholm calls on business leaders to focus their attention on the processes of community among their stakeholders: wholeness, integrity, stewardship, and morality. Spiritual leadership is seen here as a dynamic, interactive process. Successful leadership in the new American workplace, therefore, is dependent on a recognition that leadership is a relationship, not a skill or a personal attribute. Leaders are leaders only as far as they develop relationships with their followers, relationships that help all concerned to achieve their spiritual, as well as economic and social, fulfillment.
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/30/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
The Soul of Leadership
The Place of Spirit in Our Work Lives
Defining Spiritual Leadership Problems with the Current
Leadership Situation Pressures that Focus Our Spirit
Self at Work A Shift to a Spiritual Focus for Leadership
Understanding Spirit at Work Spiritual Leadership at Work
The Search for a New Leadership
The Spiritual Leadership Process Spiritual Leadership
Task Competence Spiritual Leadership Visioning
The Spiritual Leadership Dynamics of Servanthood
Emerging Spiritual Leadership Technologies Building
Community and Individual Wholeness
Spiritual Leadership: Setting a Higher Moral
Standard Stewardship
The Leader's Goal: Continuous Improvement
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index