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Bringing Your Soul to Work

Book Description

Presenting a "fine blend of spirit and practicality" (Peter Block), the authors detail useful strategies for finding meaning at work by tapping into the deeper realms of the soul and spirit.

Table of Contents

  6. INTRODUCTION: The Collective Cry for Something More
    1. How the Book Is Organized
    2. Using This Book
  7. 1 The Inner Wilderness of Soul
    1. How We Describe Soul
    2. The Journey Ahead
  8. SECTION ONE: Mapping the Territory
    1. 2 Windows to the Soul
      1. The Window of Our Experience
      2. The Window of Metaphor
      3. The Window of Fantasy
    2. 3 Soul As a Chorus of Inner Voices
      1. Identifying Our Multiple Selves
      2. Working with Our Multiple Selves
    3. 4 Shadows of the Soul
      1. The Shadow Bag We Drag Behind Us
      2. Treasures in the Shadow
      3. Two Streams of Gold
      4. Panning for Gold
      5. Cheryl’s Story
      6. Standing in Our Glory
    4. 5 Playing with Wild Cards
      1. Reacting to the Wild Card
      2. Discovery Through Our Negative Reactions
      3. Learning from the Wild Card
      4. The Subtleties of Good and Evil
      5. The Dual-Sided Nature of Change
    5. 6 Shadow Sightings and Everyday Practice
      1. Space for Ritual
      2. The Lifelong Discipline
  9. SECTION TWO: The Expedition
    1. 7 Finding Purpose in Work
      1. A Container for Our Longings
      2. On Being and Becoming
      3. A Guiding Star for the Journey
    2. 8 Role As an Expression of Soul
      1. What Is Role?
      2. Stepping into Role
    3. 9 Practices for Being Effective in Role
      1. Showing Up
      2. Recovering What Gets Lost
      3. Staying in Role
      4. Working with Ambiguity
      5. Discernment
    4. 10 The Emotional Tapestry of Group Life
      1. The Power of Groups
      2. The Group As an Organism
      3. Scapegoating
      4. Being Co-creators in Group Life
      5. Working with Vulnerability
    5. 11 The Threads of Connection
      1. Cultivating Awareness and Discernment
      2. The Language of Connectedness
      3. Letting Love Flow Through Us
  10. NOTES
  11. INDEX