Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, by Alan Lurie

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By Alan Lurie

5 mins on Mondays is a gold mine of enrichment…It is a straightforward learn with a deep and profound impact.” Martin Rutte, Chair of the Board, The Centre for Spirituality and the place of work, Saint Mary’s college, co-author of recent York occasions company best-seller, fowl Soup for the Soul at paintings   “Lurie’s clever and lovely publication may still grace each karmic capitalist’s bookshelf. He reminds us that discovering a feeling of that means and function in what we do might align us with unimagined luck and a profound awakening to who we are.” Chip Conley, CEO, Joie de Vivre lodges   “Read Lurie’s feedback to raise your spirit–then convey that spirit for your paintings. The promise is; either you and your shopper may be extra fulfilled, extra happy, and extra engaged on your company relationship.” John King, Senior associate, CultureSync, and coauthor of Tribal management   “Five mins on Mondays is a booklet of savvy and surprises. Lurie deals a tasting menu of knowledge, guidance, perception, psychology, and beautiful tales. yet be warned, those little servings will final in your palate some distance longer than the 5 mins it takes to devour them.” Peter Pitzele, Ph.D., writer of Our Fathers’ Wells: a private come upon with the Myths of Genesis and Scripture home windows: towards a convention of Bibliodrama   “Lurie’s ebook is a gem–a must-read for an individual who works at their religion and believes of their paintings. company pros of every kind and from all spiritual traditions will locate Lurie’s mild contact and real-world functions invaluable as they attempt to prevail with out promoting their soul.”  David W. Miller, Ph.D., Director, Princeton collage religion & paintings Initiative, and President, The Avodah Institute         think the leaders of 1 of latest York City’s most sensible real-estate companies coming jointly each Monday morning to hear…the ethical and non secular options of a Rabbi.      think them returning, week after week…coming to eagerly expect these 5 mins as a second of unusual peace within the world’s so much brutally aggressive environment.        Wouldn’t you love to be a fly at the wall? to listen to the trails Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them compile their religious and enterprise lives, the sacred and the profane? 5 mins on Mondays compiles those talks for the 1st time, sharing Lurie’s deep and profound idea at the demanding situations all of us face–at paintings, and in lifestyles.      Lurie attracts on millennia of philosophy, theology, and technology to assist us resolution our inner most questions, convenience our private yearnings, and turn into higher people–more attached to one another, and to the better objective.   • Prosper whereas conserving your integrity • stability religion, honor, and ambition • Use your office as your ethical and non secular “gymnasium” • locate deeper which means and objective on your paintings • Face your fears and screw ups, and retain going • achieve genuine respect–and provide it • stay one actual life–at paintings, and all over else  

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Spiritual leadership is not a learned skill or practiced technique. Ultimately, there is no proven recipe. In their book, The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner examined a wide array of effective leaders, and conclude: We’ve said that leaders take us to places we’ve never been before. But there are no freeways to the future, no paved highways to unknown, unexplored destinations. There’s only wilderness. To step out into the unknown, begin with the exploration of the inner territory. With that as a base, we can then discover and unleash the leader within us all.

A particular title caught my eye: The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age, written in 1985 by John Heider. The inside book jacket noted: The Tao of Leadership is an invaluable tool for anyone in a position of leadership. This book provides the most simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders. Here was a book that took the teaching from the Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-year-old philosophical text that is central to Chinese religions, as a guide for modern business leadership.

But these leaders The traditional model were typically not expect- of leadership that ed to embody spiritual many of us have learned and experiideals themselves. Now, the model has enced seems very disdramatically changed, and tant from the arena of a successful modern busi- spirituality. ness leader is held to a higher moral and ethical standard. Perhaps this is due to the increasing mobility of our culture, a higher-educated workforce, generally strong economy, and the culture change initiated by the Baby Boomers’ questioning of authority.

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