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'With the appearance of Leading with Soul in 1995, Terry Deal and Lee Bolman became pioneers in the movement to reconnect work and spirit. Since then, interest in the spiritual dimensions of leadership and work has exploded. In book clubs and boardrooms, talk shows and seminar rooms, more and more people are coming together in the search for depth and meaning in their work and their lives. While preserving the book\'s basic story and message, the newly revised edition of Leading with Soul offers much more. Bolman and Deal present insights about the changing nature of work and the new face of workers. They add an entirely new chapter that highlights stories from readers who share their own real experiences with soul at work. At the heart of this groundbreaking book is a contemporary parable, which tells the story of Steve, a dispirited leader in search of something more meaningful in his life than an obsession with the bottom line. Through conversations with Maria?a mysterious sage whose wisdom was forged in her own hard-won business career?Steve unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of leadership. Having rediscovered his own soul, he is able to ignite the spirit of his organization. The Authors Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal pioneered the study of business life and learning in their best-selling book Reframing Organizations (1991) from Jossey-Bass. Bolman is an author, teacher, and consultant who currently holds the Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He consults worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities, and schools. Deal is the Irving R. Melbo Professor of Education at the Rossier School, University of Southern California, and a consultant to business, health care, military, educational, and religious organizations worldwide. He is the coauthor of sixteen books, including the best-selling Corporate Cultures (1983, with A. A. Kennedy) and Managing the Hidden Organization (1994, with W. A. Jenkins).'

Synopsis:

Inspired by such visionary writers as M. Scott Peck and Max De Pree, authors Lee Bolman and Terry Deal have crafted a powerful story of one beleaguered executive's quest for passion and purpose in work and in life. This contemporary parable chronicles the journey of Steve, a dispirited leader in search of something deeper and more satisfying than a preoccupation with the bottom line. He seeks answers from Maria, a sage whose wisdom was forged in her own hard-won business career. Although Maria's initial questions seem far afield from business, Steve unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of leadership. By finding his own soul, he learns to ignite the spirit of his organization.

The authors draw upon many of the world's major spiritual traditions, poetry and philosophy, social science teachings on leadership and organizations, and their own extensive consulting experience. They offer inspiration, guidance, and an invitation to participate with them in understanding the ties that bind spirituality and leadership together.

Synopsis:

The powerful story of one beleaguered executive's quest for passion and purpose in work and life is crafted in the visionary tradition of M. Scott Peck and Max De Pree. The authors draw upon many of the world's major spiritual traditions, poetry and philosophy, social science teachings, and their own extensive consulting experience to offer inspiration and guidance--teaching that the heart of true leadership can only be found in the heart of a leader.This contemporary parable chronicles the journey of Steve, a dispirited leader in search of something deeper and more satisfying than a preoccupation with the bottom line. He seeks answers from Maria, a sage whose wisdom was forged in her own hard-won business career. Although Maria's initial questions seem far afield from business, Steve unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of leadership. By finding his own soul, he learns to ignite the spirit of his organization.The authors draw upon many of the world's major spiritual traditions, poetry and philosophy, social science teachings on leadership and organizations, and their own extensive consulting experience to offer inspiration and guidance for today's embattled leaders. True to the essence of leadership, Bolman and Deal offer an invitation to participate with them in understanding the ties that bind spirituality and leadership together. Interludes within the story explore the everyday application of lessons Steve has learned and provide practical ways to get the most from life and work."Teaching and storytelling at its best."--James A. Autry, author of Life and Work

About the Author

LEE G. BOLMAN and TERRENCE E. DEAL pioneered the study of business life and learning in their best-selling book, Reframing Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 1994). Bolman is an author, teacher, and consultant who currently holds the Marion Bloch Chair in Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He consults worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities, and schools. Deal is professor in education at Vanderbilt's Peabody College and a consultant to business, health care, and military, educational, and religious organizations worldwide. He is coauthor of ten books, including the best-selling Corporate Cultures (1983, with A. A. Kennedy) and Managing the Hidden Organization (1994).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Leadership and the Meaning of Life

The Search

1. The Heart of Leadership Lives in the Hearts of Leaders

2. The Human Heart is More than a Pump

3. The Journey of a Soul

4. Discovering New Teachers

. Interlude: Reclaiming Your Soul

Conviction

5. A Place to Start

6. Vicissitudes of the Journey

Interlude: Leaning into Your Fear

Gifts

7. Gifts of Leadership

8. Authorship

9. Love

10. Power

11. Significance

Interlude: Community and the Cycle of Giving

Sharing

12. Summoning the Magic of Stories

13. Lifting Our Voice in Song

14. Celebrating Shared Icons

Interlude: Expressing the Spirit

A New Life

15. The Twilight of Leadership

16. Deep Refuge

Interlude: The Cycle of the Spirit

17. The Legacy

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555427078
Subtitle:
An Uncommon Journey of Spirit
With:
Deal, Terrence E.
Author:
Deal, Terrence E.
Author:
Bolman, Lee G.
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Religious aspects
Subject:
Leadership -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
organizational development
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 181-183.
Series:
Jossey-Bass Business & Management
Series Volume:
97
Publication Date:
19991015
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
195
Dimensions:
8.28x5.75x.76 in. .83 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Inspired by such visionary writers as M. Scott Peck and Max De Pree, authors Lee Bolman and Terry Deal have crafted a powerful story of one beleaguered executive's quest for passion and purpose in work and in life. This contemporary parable chronicles the journey of Steve, a dispirited leader in search of something deeper and more satisfying than a preoccupation with the bottom line. He seeks answers from Maria, a sage whose wisdom was forged in her own hard-won business career. Although Maria's initial questions seem far afield from business, Steve unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of leadership. By finding his own soul, he learns to ignite the spirit of his organization.

The authors draw upon many of the world's major spiritual traditions, poetry and philosophy, social science teachings on leadership and organizations, and their own extensive consulting experience. They offer inspiration, guidance, and an invitation to participate with them in understanding the ties that bind spirituality and leadership together.

"Synopsis" by , The powerful story of one beleaguered executive's quest for passion and purpose in work and life is crafted in the visionary tradition of M. Scott Peck and Max De Pree. The authors draw upon many of the world's major spiritual traditions, poetry and philosophy, social science teachings, and their own extensive consulting experience to offer inspiration and guidance--teaching that the heart of true leadership can only be found in the heart of a leader.This contemporary parable chronicles the journey of Steve, a dispirited leader in search of something deeper and more satisfying than a preoccupation with the bottom line. He seeks answers from Maria, a sage whose wisdom was forged in her own hard-won business career. Although Maria's initial questions seem far afield from business, Steve unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of leadership. By finding his own soul, he learns to ignite the spirit of his organization.The authors draw upon many of the world's major spiritual traditions, poetry and philosophy, social science teachings on leadership and organizations, and their own extensive consulting experience to offer inspiration and guidance for today's embattled leaders. True to the essence of leadership, Bolman and Deal offer an invitation to participate with them in understanding the ties that bind spirituality and leadership together. Interludes within the story explore the everyday application of lessons Steve has learned and provide practical ways to get the most from life and work."Teaching and storytelling at its best."--James A. Autry, author of Life and Work
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