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Leadership in a Challenging World Paperback – December 11, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0750697507 ISBN-10: 0750697504 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 11, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750697504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750697507
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,451,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Barbara Shipka's is a voice worth listening to. She says so compellingly that business is a major force in determining the future of life as we know it. Now is a time we must all be awake - and this book is a call for awakening. It is both an urgent and soothing voice that Barbara brings to the dialogue.'
Marjorie Kelly, Co-founder, Publisher Business Ethics Magazine

'For top executives, a new and comprehensive guide to the really challenging issues and personal responsibilities of leading and organisation.'
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Divided into three parts, the book begins with the metaphor of the forest for the world, with both its demanding challenges and its magnificent possibilities. Part Two uses the metaphor of walking on a path to suggest eight subjective human powers that are essential to leadership in business today and in the future. Finally, Part Three describes an ancient basis for the powers and shows how they can serve to bring balance to each other that results in human wholeness.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 1999
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There are gold mines of insight in this delightful book with practical implications. In the spirit of Thomas More's WORK, Shipka draws from such diverse sources as Ram Das, Helen Caldicott, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Leonardo da Vinci. In this age of victimization, Shipka finds the individual and purpose within a corporate structure. As a tour guide through a metaphorical forest, Shipka states this book is not about saving the world, (The world can take care of itself.) but it is about saving ourselves. Shipka takes previously overdone concepts like empowerment, building bridges, authenticity, integrity et al and integrates them with rich, non-Western metaphors that leave the reader with a sense of satisfaction. Initially, the text attempts to harmonize a seemingly impossible dichotomy of drawing upon the sacred in a business context, but by the end, the metaphors and inter-connectedness stay with the reader. As one thinks about being centered, authentic and honoring mystery, one comes to realize that transcendent business may not be an oxymoron after all. For those cynical about the rat race, this book is definitely worth a careful read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 9, 1998
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Barbara Shipka's book, Leadership in A Challenging World, is a must read, not only for people who work in business, but for people everywhere who care about the future of the workplace and the world. This is a highly readable and moving account of the journey towards wholeness, compassion, insight, and spiritual transformation within business. I am particularly moved by the section on the eight powers. Knowledge of these powers has provided me with a road map towards navigating the challenging and often complex areas of my personal life, and my role as a consultant within organizational change. Barbara Shipka's global vision and ability to bring contradictory perspectives into a unified 'field of view' has given me hope.
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