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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Spiritual Leadership: Transforming Dysfunctional Organizations into Healthy Communities

Book Description

The quality of life in organizations is deteriorating. People don't have a sense that their work has meaning. Cynicism reigns. People don't want to live and work in this way and organizations don't function optimally when they do. Leadership will need to attend to our source of enthusiasm and inspiration—our soul. A new style of leadership is required, one that makes collaboration, empowerment, and innovation possible. This guide provides methods for engaging in the transformational process.It contains practical ways to measure healthy communities, healthy people, and quality of work life, and is also grounded in reality. The authors have spent more than 25 years, in hundreds of organizations, seeking out and developing spiritual leaders.

Table of Contents

  1. Title
  2. Copyright
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Preface
  5. Introduction
    1. Am I living in a dysfunctional organization?
    2. Is it academic?
    3. All we need is love
    4. Wanted: remarkable people
  6. I. How Do You Recognize a Healthy Community When You See One?
    1. Introduction
    2. How do you know a healthy community when you see one?
      1. 1. Physical indicators of a healthy community
      2. 2. Intellectual indicators of a healthy community
      3. 3. Emotional indicators of a healthy community
      4. 4. Spiritual indicators of a healthy community
  7. II. Soul Models
    1. Introduction
    2. Russ Campanello: Merging technology with heart
    3. Dr. Dorothea Johnson: A pioneer with determination
    4. Dr. Barry Cohen: Innovation in the midst of crisis
    5. Stuart Sendell: Community involvement with wit and wisdom
    6. Sister Nancy Hoffman: Leadership with spirit and compassion
  8. III. The Transformational Process
    1. That “unsettled” feeling
    2. Transformation Step 1: Understand the degree of your organization’s dysfunction
    3. Transformation Step 2: Develop the discipline to use a systematic process
    4. Transformation Steps 3 and 4: Increase readiness: assess organizational commitment and capacity to change
    5. Transformation Step 5: Identify what great results look like: the Diagnosis phase
    6. Transformation Steps 6 and 7: Involve people, benchmark possible solutions, and identify exemplars: the Design phase
    7. Transformation Step 8: Impact the culture: the Delivery phase
    8. Transformation Steps 9 and 10: Measure the results and take the longterm view: the Determination phase
  9. Summary
  10. Epilogue
  11. Appendix A: Indicators of Healthy Communities
  12. Appendix B: Possibilities Profile
  13. Appendix C: Quality of Work Life Survey
  14. References
  15. Index