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Leading With Wisdom
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Leading With Wisdom
Spiritual-based Leadership in Business

First Edition

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Human Resource Management

March 2007 | 392 pages | SAGE Response
Leading with Wisdom portrays an emerging global culture. This path-breaking book offers the experiences and perspectives of 31 top executives from 15 countries in 6 continents. They are executives who express from their first hand experience what it is like to lead a business from a spiritual basis. They tell amazing, down-to-earth, real-life stories about how spirituality and rationality can go hand in hand in leadership and life.

Their words of wisdom demonstrate that executives who lead from a spiritual basis can achieve success, recognition, peace of mind and happiness, while at the same time serving the needs of all those affected by their leadership.

Written in an engaging style, where the special 'voice' of each leader is heard, this book will be profoundly valuable to business leaders at every level and for all those women and men who want to lead with integrity from a spiritual basis.

Foreword

Debra and William Miller
Preface

 
Introduction: Spirituality as the Basis of Leadership

 
 
Section 1: LOVE
Janiece Webb, Senior Vice President Motorola, USA Expressing Love and Compassion

 
Lars Kolind, former CEO, Oticon Denmark Making a Difference through Love

 
N S Raghavan, Joint-founder and former Joint Managing Director, Infosys, India Love and Trust

 
Francisco Roberto Canada, Director/

er, Errepar S A, Argentina Loving God and Aiming at Excellence

 
 
Section 2: LOOKING AND LISTENING WITHIN
Stephen R Covey, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, FranklinCovey Co., USA Peace of Conscience

 
Ramon Olle, President, Epson Europe B.V, The Netherlands Know Thyself

 
Ricardo B Levy, Co-founder and Chairman, Catalytica, Inc., USA Deep Inside We Need a Humility Compass

 
Anand Pillai, Head of Centre for Leadership and Management Excellence, HCL, India Connecting with the Source of Being

 
Alvaro Cruz, CEO, I C M Ingenieros Ltda, and Governor of Cundinamarca, Colombia Listening to your Intuition

 
A K Chattopadhyay, Senior Vice President, ACC Ltd Refactories Division, India Manifesting the Perfection Within

 
 
Section 3: LIVE IT AND SERVE!
James Sinclair, Chairman and CEO, Tan Range Exploration, Ltd, USA/Tanzania The Key to Success is the `Power to be`

 
Flordelis F Aguenza, President and COO, Plantersbank, The Philippines What would the Lord Do?

 
John R Behner, former Country Manager, Nabisco, El Salvador Realizing God by Serving Others

 
G Narayana, Executive Chairman, Excel Industries Pvt Ltd, India Work is Worship

 
Niran Jiang, CEO, Institute of Human Excellence, Australia Co-creating a World that Works for Everyone

 
 
Section 4: COMPASSION
Niels Due Jensen, Group Chairman, Grundfos Management A/S, Denmark Leading with Compassion and Responsibility

 
Rajan Govindan, former Senior Managing Director, Bankers Trust, USA Becoming a Better Human Being

 
Carol Franklin, former HR Director, Swiss Re and former CEO, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Switzerland Caring for and being Responsible for the Earth and its Inhabitants

 
Nilofer Merchant, President, Rubicon Consultants, USA Moving from Fear to Love

 
S K Welling, Executive Director, HMT International, Ltd, India A Leader Must Have Concern for Others

 
 
Section 5: DIVINITY
Andre L Delbecq, Director, Institute for Spirituality and Organizational Leadership, Santa Clara University, USA Willing to be God`s Fool

 
Ashoke Maitra, HR Director, Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (The Times of India Group), India Manifestation of Latent Divinity

 
V V Ranganathan, Senior Partner, Ernst & Young, India Seeing God in Everyone

 
Thomas Daugherty, Vice President of Spiritual Care and Values Integration, Methodist Health Care System, USA Connecting with the Divine

 
 
Section 6: PURPOSE
Helene Ploix, Chairman and Managing Director of Pechel Industries and Pechel Industries Partenaires, France Giving your Talents without Counting

 
Federico Cuneo, Chairman, American Glass Products, Peru Sharing Spirituality in Business

 
Parantha Narendran, Strategy Director, Eurotel Telecom, Czech Republic Pushing beyond Limits and Fear

 
Deependra Moitra, former General Manager?Engineering, Lucent Technologies, India An Approach to Fulfilment

 
Ananth Raman, Chairman, Graphtex, Inc., USA Adding Value

 
Magnus Vrethammar, President, Finess, Switzerland & Pergo, UK Opening Up

 
 
Section 7: BALANCE AND GRACE
Amber Chand, Co-founder and VP of Vision, Eziba, USA Part I. Caring for People, Planet and Profit

 
Amber Chand, founder, The Amber Chand Collection, USA Part II. Balancing Success and Failure ?The Fall of Eziba and the Rise of Amber Chand`s Spirit

 
 
Section 8: HARVESTING THE WISDOM
Epilogue: Spiritual-Based Leadership Beyond Business

 
A P J Abdul Kalam, President of India Giving Wings to the Divine Fire

 
Appendix A: Research Methodology

 
Appendix B: Business Topics Addressed in the Profiles

 
Index

 

Leading with Wisdom portrays an emerging global culture…. Written in an engaging style, where the special ‘voice’ of each leader is heard, this book will be profoundly valuable to business leaders at every level and for all those  women and men who want to lead with integrity from a spiritual basis.

The Times of India

It is also a very ‘personal’ book. The research that underlies it was motivated by a strong conviction that there is a need for ideals and theories as to the role of spirituality in business to be backed up by true-to-life stories of successful leaders.

Indian Management

I think of spirituality as something that is beyond the body and mind. It is something that gives a purpose and meaning to our existence. It is something that gives you joy, happiness and contentment, which cannot be gotten through material pursuits and knowledge.

N S Raghavan
Co-founder and former Joint Managing Director, Infosys

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