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Spirituality and Business

Exploring Possibilities for a New Management Paradigm

Nandram, Sharda S., Borden, Margot Esther (Eds.)

2010, XIII, 263 p.

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  • Links the concept of spirituality to the business world
  • Presents case studies that give insights into ethical practices
  • Suggests constructive solutions for personal and company success

The effects of globalization influence corporate life and entrepreneurial culture and the implications are felt, directly or indirectly, by every world citizen. This book examines our inevitable relationship with business and the drives behind the way we do business. In a nutshell: ‘me and mine’ or ‘thee and thine’. The former ends up in a cul-de-sac of individual and collective emptiness, alienation and self-destruction. The latter involves a transformation in the way we do business and leads to such benefits as collaboration, mutual enrichment and our livelihood being an integral part of our quest for a meaningful and fulfilling life. Spirituality is presented in this book as a possibility for providing a non-denominational inspiration and framework - both in theory and practice - for bringing about an inner transformation resulting in a new paradigm for business and management.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Business Ethics - Corporate Social Responsibility - Diversity - Innovation - Spirituality - Sustainable Development - business - development - ethics - management - organization - strategy

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - Organization - Human Resource Management - Religious Studies

Table of contents 

Concepts of Spirituality.- Introduction: Exploring Possibilities for a New Paradigm.- Spirituality and Business.- Methodological Issues in the Study of Spirituality at Work.- Spirituality in Management Theories: A Perspective from India.- Innovation of Management in a Crisis: The Spiritual Power of Organizations.- From Business Ethics to Business Spirituality: The Socratic Model of Leadership.- Ethics Needs Spirituality.- Personal Spirituality.- Impact of Spirituality: Views of an Entrepreneur in India.- Spirituality and Diversity.- Case Study: AWARE at Shell.- Inspiring Individuals: Transforming Organizations.- Integral Transformational Coaching.- Buddhist Practice and Principles and their Place in Organizations.- Transformational Learning: An Ancient Concept in Modern Times.- Spirituality and Leadership.- Applying an Integral Perspective to Business Strategy: A Case Study.- Synchronizing Leadership Style with Integral Transformational Yoga Principles.- Wholesome Leadership Development Process: Case Study of a Business Organization.- The Model of Critique in Business.- The Spiritual Features of Servant-Leadership.- Epilogue: Ingredients of a New Paradigm.

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