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Teaching spiritual synchronicity in a business leadership class: Working paper series--02-07

Pielstick, C. Dean (2002) Teaching spiritual synchronicity in a business leadership class: Working paper series--02-07. Working Paper. NAU W.A. Franke College of Business.


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Many people are seeking spiritual sychronicity in all parts of their lives. Business leaders and workers are increasingly interested in spirituality. They want to bring their whole selves to their work, including the physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual. Among the reasons for this desire is our search for meaning in our lives, particularly through our work. In addition, there is increasing evidence that firms with a nonfinancial primary goal are often more successful than those with a financial primary goal. A prospective manager needs to be prepared to consider issues of reasonable accommodation, religious holidays, display of religious objects, religious practices at the workplace, and so forth. Students may also benefit from consideration of their own spiritual practices. These factors necessitate that the business curriculum prepare future managers and leaders to deal with these concerns. This paper (a) describes the evidence for spirituality at work, (b) defines spiritual synchronicity and the implications for work, and (c) describes the integration of these factors into a business leadership course at a public university.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright, where appropriate, is held by the author.
ID number or DOI: 02-07
Keywords: Working paper, business education, spirituality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 22:53
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1630

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