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Creating Organizational Soul: The Source of Positive Change and Transformation by Richard Bellingham

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My 40-Year Search for Soul

My search for corporate soul began when I landed in a county jail 40 years ago. I had just returned from a tour of duty with Army intelligence in Vietnam, terribly disillusioned by the dehumanization I had experienced and observed in the streets of Saigon, and had taken a job as the director of Rehabilitation for the Kalamazoo County Jail. I had a staff of 14 people working in the basement of the jail, helping inmates improve their level of physical, emotional, and intellectual functioning. We found corporations that would take a risk on some of our “graduates” and hire them for entry-level jobs. Those corporations had enough soul to hire individuals who might have stolen from them directly or indirectly in the ...

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