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Jesus and the Apostles

Jesus as Global Leader (Part VII)—Spirituality

Though it may sound strange to modern ears, the business world has witnessed a growing interest in spirituality in the workplace. Thus Marquardt and Berger list “Spirituality” as one of the qualities of a successful global leader. They write: Many cutting-edge leaders are helping their companies set off on spiritual journeys that are attempts to create a sense of meaning and purpose at work and a connection between the company and its people (p. 26).…

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Five Myths about Spirituality

SPIRITUALITY HAS BECOME A HOT TOPIC.  Since Thomas Moore’s publication of Care for the Soul in 1994, more than 800 books have been published with the word “soul” in the title. An Amazon.com search for books with the word “spirit,” “spiritual,” or “spirituality,” in the title yielded 39,181 results. I did the same with Google.com–searching only in the titles of web pages–and came up with 3,380,000 hits! The problem, however, is that there is no consensus…

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What Is Spiritual Leadership Anyway?

George Washington was one of the greatest leaders of all time.  By many estimates, he was a real man’s man, able to command the respect of his troops and to take swift action against anything that would bring detriment to their success. But, there is another side to Washington that anyone who studies his leadership will find very evident and that is that he trusted his subordinates and sought to build their capacity to lead others…

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How to Touch People at the Point of their Spirituality

If we accept the premise that people have a spiritual side, then how does this knowledge affect our leadership theory and practice? To answer that question, we need to direct it in two different directions: toward our workplace associates and toward ourselves. First, we need to ask the question: “How can managers connect with the soul of their employees?” If we acknowledge that our co-workers have a spiritual nature, then we should be able to…

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  • Isaiah 53:3-4 March 30, 2020
    “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.”
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