Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace

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ISBN: 9781461452331
Release Date: 2012-12-09
Number of pages: 769
Author: Judi Neal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace in PDF and EPUB While the field of management has developed as a research discipline over the last century, until the early 1990s there was essentially no acknowledgement that the human spirit plays an important role in the workplace. Over the past twenty years, the tide has begun to turn, as evidenced by the growing number of courses in academia and in corporate training, and an exponential increase in the publications emerging through creative interaction of scholars and practitioners in organizational behaviour, workplace diversity, sustainability, innovation, corporate governance, leadership, and corporate wellness, as well as contributions by psychotherapists, theologians, anthropologists, educators, philosophers, and artists. This Handbook is the most comprehensive collection to date of essays by the preeminent researchers and practitioners in faith and spirituality in the workplace, featuring not only the most current research and case examples, but visions of what will be, or should be, emerging over the horizon. It includes essays by the people who helped to pioneer the field as well as essays by up and coming young scholars. Among the questions and issues addressed: · What does it mean to be a “spiritual” organization? How does this perspective challenge traditional approaches to the firm as a purely rational, profit-maximizing enterprise? · Is faith and spirituality in the workplace a passing fad, or is there a substantial shift occurring in the business paradigm? · How does this field inform emerging management disciplines such as sustainability, diversity, and social responsibility? · In what ways are faith and spirituality in the workplace similar to progressive and innovative human resource practices. Does faith and spirituality in the workplace bring something additional to the conversation, and if so, what? The aim of The Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace is to provide researchers, faculty, students, and practitioners with a broad overview of the field from a research perspective, while keeping an eye on building a bridge between scholarship and practice.


Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace

Filename: handbook-of-faith-and-spirituality-in-the-workplace.pdf
ISBN: 1461452325
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 767
Author: Judi Neal
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace in PDF and EPUB While the field of management has developed as a research discipline over the last century, until the early 1990s there was essentially no acknowledgement that the human spirit plays an important role in the workplace. Over the past twenty years, the tide has begun to turn, as evidenced by the growing number of courses in academia and in corporate training, and an exponential increase in the publications emerging through creative interaction of scholars and practitioners in organizational behaviour, workplace diversity, sustainability, innovation, corporate governance, leadership, and corporate wellness, as well as contributions by psychotherapists, theologians, anthropologists, educators, philosophers, and artists. This Handbook is the most comprehensive collection to date of essays by the preeminent researchers and practitioners in faith and spirituality in the workplace, featuring not only the most current research and case examples, but visions of what will be, or should be, emerging over the horizon. It includes essays by the people who helped to pioneer the field as well as essays by up and coming young scholars. Among the questions and issues addressed: · What does it mean to be a “spiritual” organization? How does this perspective challenge traditional approaches to the firm as a purely rational, profit-maximizing enterprise? · Is faith and spirituality in the workplace a passing fad, or is there a substantial shift occurring in the business paradigm? · How does this field inform emerging management disciplines such as sustainability, diversity, and social responsibility? · In what ways are faith and spirituality in the workplace similar to progressive and innovative human resource practices. Does faith and spirituality in the workplace bring something additional to the conversation, and if so, what? The aim of The Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace is to provide researchers, faculty, students, and practitioners with a broad overview of the field from a research perspective, while keeping an eye on building a bridge between scholarship and practice.


The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business

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ISBN: 9780230238312
Release Date: 2011-08-16
Number of pages: 421
Author: Luk Bouckaert
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business in PDF and EPUB A summary of the most important issues, approaches and models in the field of spirituality in business, economics and society. The Handbook of Business and Spirituality presents a comprehensive pluralistic view covering all the major religious and spiritual traditions.


Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance

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ISBN: 9781317468974
Release Date: 2014-12-22
Number of pages: 352
Author: Robert A Giacalone
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance in PDF and EPUB An explanation of how and why the economic downturn of 2007 became the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. It explores the root causes of the cycle of boom and bust of the economy. It describes social equity in terms of its arguments and claims in political, economic, and social circumstances.


The Spirit of Project Management

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ISBN: 9781409456100
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Number of pages: 202
Author: Dr Judi Neal
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online The Spirit of Project Management in PDF and EPUB Projects have always been essentially human endeavours. Large modern projects are generally highly complex, fraught with technical difficulties and supported by diverse, often apparently conflicted stakeholders. The spirituality that originally defined some of the great construction projects of the classical era surely has a role in project management today. The Spirit of Project Management explains the context for spirituality in projects and explores how it can be used to create a larger sense of purpose and achievement; to help encourage an esprit de corps amongst all those involved; to act as a touchstone for ethical and sustainable decision-making. This is a very pragmatic book. The first part includes an explanation and a variety of useful models for understanding the significance and value of spirituality in projects. Judi Neal and Alan Harpham devote the second part of the book to help you integrate these ideas into your day-to-day management of projects. Thus there are chapters on spirituality from the perspective of the individual, the project team, the project organization and even project management within a sustainable world framework. Read this book, use the ideas to help you articulate your projects; engage and sustain your project team and your stakeholders; and frame how you work in terms of your organisation, society and the environment.


Religion and the Workplace

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ISBN: 0521529603
Release Date: 2003-10-30
Number of pages: 222
Author: Douglas A. Hicks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Religion and the Workplace in PDF and EPUB An analysis of the problems surrounding different religious and spiritual commitments in the workplace.


Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

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ISBN: 9781462520534
Release Date: 2014-12-19
Number of pages: 698
Author: Raymond F. Paloutzian
Publisher: Guilford Publications

Download and read online Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality in PDF and EPUB Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this volume comprehensively examines the psychological processes associated with religion and spirituality. Leading scholars from multiple psychological subdisciplines present developmental, cognitive, social psychological, cultural, and clinical perspectives on this core aspect of human experience. The forms and functions of religious practices and rituals, conversion experiences, and spiritual struggles are explored. Other key topics include religion as a meaning system, religious influences on prosocial and antisocial behavior, and connections to health, coping, and psychotherapy. New to This Edition *Two chapters on cross-cultural issues. *Chapters on spiritual goals, emotional values, and mindfulness. *Reflects significant theoretical and empirical developments in the field. *Many new authors and extensively revised chapters. *Robust index amplifies the volume's usefulness as a reference tool. A Choice Outstanding Academic Title


Life and Livelihood

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ISBN: 9780819221360
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Number of pages: 150
Author: Whitney Wherrett Roberson
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

Download and read online Life and Livelihood in PDF and EPUB Because many people are eager to align their spirituality with their professional lives, as opposed to feeling like they check their morals at the workplace door, a "spirituality at work" movement has begun--this guide book provides the nuts and bolts of running a workplace spirituality group, with hands-on information about everything from forming a group to facilitating a meeting, and even includes detailed agendas for 45-minute meetings. Original.


Handbook of Religion and Health

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ISBN: 9780199912711
Release Date: 2012-02-06
Number of pages: 1192
Author: Harold Koenig
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Handbook of Religion and Health in PDF and EPUB The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.


International Handbook of Education for Spirituality Care and Wellbeing

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ISBN: 9781402090189
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 1238
Author: Marian de Souza
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online International Handbook of Education for Spirituality Care and Wellbeing in PDF and EPUB Acknowledging and understanding spiritual formation is vital in contemporary education. This book explores the dynamic relationship between education and wellbeing. It examines the theory underpinning the practice of education in different societies where spirituality and care are believed to be at the heart of all educational experiences. The book recognizes that, regardless of the context or type of educational experience, education is a caring activity in which the development of the whole person - body, mind and spirit - is a central aim for teachers and educators in both formal and informal learning. The chapters in this handbook present and discuss topics that focus on spirituality as an integral part of human experience and, consequently, essential to educational programs which aim to address personal and communal identity, foster resilience, empathy and compassion, and promote meaning and connectedness.


Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line Through Spiritual Leadership

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ISBN: 9780804784290
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Number of pages: 352
Author: Louis W. Fry
Publisher: Stanford University Press

Download and read online Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line Through Spiritual Leadership in PDF and EPUB Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line through Spiritual Leadership draws on the emerging fields of workplace spirituality and spiritual leadership to teach leaders and their constituencies how to develop business models that address issues of ethical leadership, employee well-being, sustainability, and social responsibility without sacrificing profitability, growth, and other metrics of performance excellence. While this text identifies and discusses the characteristics necessary to be a leader, its major focus is on leadership—engaging stakeholders and enabling groups of people to work together in the most meaningful ways. The authors offer real-world examples of for-profit and non-profit organizations that have spiritual leaders and which have implemented organizational spiritual leadership. These cases are based on over ten years of research, supported by the International Institute of Spiritual Leadership, that demonstrates the value of the Spiritual Leadership Balanced Scorecard Business Model presented in the book. "Pracademic" in its orientation, the book presents a general process and tools for implementing the model.


The Poisoner s Handbook

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ISBN: 9781101524893
Release Date: 2011-01-25
Number of pages: 336
Author: Deborah Blum
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Poisoner s Handbook in PDF and EPUB Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie" (The New York Observer) A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. In 2014, PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook.


APA Handbook of Psychology Religion and Spirituality

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ISBN: 1433810778
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Number of pages:
Author: Kenneth I. Pargament
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

Download and read online APA Handbook of Psychology Religion and Spirituality in PDF and EPUB This two-volume handbook presents the most comprehensive coverage of the current state of the psychology of religion and spirituality.


Organizing Relationships

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ISBN: 9781452278896
Release Date: 2008-10-15
Number of pages: 264
Author: Patricia M. Sias
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Organizing Relationships in PDF and EPUB "Organizing Relationships makes a contribution to the discipline in its treatment of this area from multiple perspectives, in its deliberate engagement/suggestions of future research directions, and its functional purpose of bringing together extant research on this important topic in a coherent and organized way. It adds cumulatively to our knowledge of organizational communication and relationships, it fits within the horizon of the established parameters of our field while opening new areas for engagement, and, moreover, it is a very interesting read. It will, no doubt, become a touchstone for the field of organizational communication." —Janie Hardin Fritz, Duquesne University "This book represents an important step to a relational approach to organizational behavior (communication) by pulling together many different areas/types of relationships. It will be a 'must' book to anyone who teaches relationships in organization or broadly relational/applied organizational communication." —Jaesub Lee, University of Houston The first book in the field to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment of workplace relationships, Organizing Relationships: Traditional and Emerging Perspectives on Workplace Relationships explores both negative and positive workplace relationships, including supervisor–subordinate relationships, peer relationships, workplace friendships, romantic workplace relationships, and customer–client relationships. Author Patricia M. Silas, a recognized scholar in the field, examines workplace relationships from multiple theoretical perspectives, including postpositivism, social construction theory, critical theory, and structuration theory. She helps readers understand the unique influences of the workplace on relationship processes and dynamics. Key Features Examines the role of workplace relationships as information-sharing, resource-distributing, decision-making, and support systems and highlights their importance to both organizational and individual well-being Includes cases in each chapter that demonstrate the usefulness of approaching real-world workplace problems and issues from multiple perspectives Helps readers broaden and enrich the ways they think about workplace relationships and their roles in organizational processes Provides an innovative agenda for future research Organizing Relationships is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Workplace Relationships, Relational Communication, Applied Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Communication Management, Operations/Human Resource Management, Organizational Psychology, and Organizational Sociology.


Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth century Scotland

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ISBN: 9781843836810
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 217
Author: Katharine Glover
Publisher: Boydell Press

Download and read online Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth century Scotland in PDF and EPUB Women are shown to have played an important and very visible role in society at the time.