Soulful Work: Success From the Inside Out
Working with soul is a best-kept secret of the highly successful. From the epic heroes of old to the present, true champions of society consistently display a heroic strength of soul. Emerging as men and women of steel, they attain what the shriveled spirit of the masses could never dream. Yet, on the subject of soul in corporate settings, a curious silence pervades the landscape. Breaking that silence is Soul: Success From the Inside Out, a book that defines soul in ways that make sense in the new millennium.
Cutting edge concepts for this book are selected from the recognized knowledge base of organizational behavior and stand tall to the toughest scrutiny. Major themes include the concept of Fluid Leadership, a practice conceptualized by Jo-Ann Triner and shared for the first time in this book. Grouped strategically, these concepts present a case for corporate interest in soul as the elusive success factor. The focus is on principles and practices that promote personal satisfaction in the work.
The added value of this book is the way it simultaneously addresses a series of real-world problems that plague both labor and management:
- The weakening of the human spirit at work, known as worker impoverishment;
- The waning of our time-honored work ethic, known as worker disengagement; and
- The violation of each other's vulnerabilities in the workplace.
While contemporary authors inspire us to establish soulful workplaces in order to address psychological impoverishment among workers, the search is on for applied knowledge to realize these lofty visions. Here is a book that augments the growing body of published works, bridging the gap from the pragmatic to the profound.
Jo-Ann Triner is uniquely qualified to write this book, having both administrative and theological background, two disciplines that converge in one solid book called SOULFUL WORK. Ministering to a nation wildly at work, she maintains that while we bring our bodies to the job, all too many of us leave our spirits behind. Only when soul is brought into the equation can we work in ways that are soulful and satisfying.