Managing with the Wisdom of Love: Uncovering Virtue in People and Organizations

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Wiley, May 9, 1997 - Business & Economics - 156 pages
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Disappointing reengineering and downsizing efforts have prompted many managers to realize that prescribed formulas and materialistic solutions are not the total answer to organizational problems. But what more is there? In Managing With The Wisdom Of Love, author Dorothy Marcic explores that question from a fundamentally different perspective as she poses an intriguing question of her own: How would the workplace change if we acknowledged that spiritual values are as important in the operations of organizations as they are in the lives of the people who work there? As the author brilliantly shows, love, justice, dignity and respect are more than just traditional spiritual ideas; they are also The New Management Virtues needed in the contemporary workplace.Speaking directly to those managers who are "trying to figure out why their elaborately planned programs don't work, why morale is low or trust is absent, why worker motivation just isn't what it ought to be," Marcic presents concrete evidence -- taken from real-world examples -- that breaking spiritual law, in business as elsewhere, elicits predictable results. She also outlines practical workplace applications for the Anduring principles she discusses, and provides checklists and charts that help operationalize spirituality and internalize what it means to act as a manager with virtue.Banishing the outdated "tyranny of the OR" -- the notion that a business can be spiritual OR successful -- Managing With The Wisdom Of Love gives business people the insight they need to thrive instead with the "genius of AND."

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DOROTHY MARCIC is director, graduate programs, human resource development, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. She also heads her own company, DM Systems, Ltd., and has consulted to organizations including AT&T Labs, the U.S. Department of State, and the Czech Ministry of Finance. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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