Summary of The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace
This is a splendid book, grounded in deep experience with organizations and with life. Its insights could help heal our souls, our structures, and our society.
-- Parker J. Palmer, author of The Active Life and To Know as We Are Known
The qualities that come to mind when we think of soul--meaning, memory, wildness, beauty, divinity--are necessary elements for navigating today's workplace. But today's employees experience a gap between what organizations say and what they do about soul in the workplace. The Stirring of Soul in the Workplaceoffers a way to understand that gap. Evocatively written, it is an inspiring alternative to the flood of management books, suggesting ways to shift your paradigm and get you home in time for dinner. It gives people seeking to balance their personal spiritual path with job realities a unique opportunity to reflect and find encouragement on their journey.
This lyrical book offers perspective to those struggling to hear the quiet voice of the soul over the din of contemporary life. Alan Briskin shows how the modern organization has gradually increased its demands on us, beginning with our bodies, then our minds, and now our souls. Filled with memorable, moving stories of people in a wide range of occupations and their personal struggles to reclaim their souls, The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace sends a hopeful message that encourages individuals to keep their spiritual integrity and values alive within the pragmatic environment of the organization.