Summary of Inner Excellence at Work

The Path to Meaning, Spirit and Success

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Inner Excellence at Work book summary
If you're unhappy at work, the problem could be inside you.


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6 Applicability

4 Innovation

6 Style


This is a very interesting book for anyone who wonders why he or she is unhappy at work or how to make the workplace more human. The book is based on the "Seven Principles of Inner Excellence." Each principle is stated at the outset of a chapter and then explained through storytelling, using both personal stories and classics. You will recognize the stories told by the author, but their application in a business context has new value. Some readers might have difficulty appreciating the concepts raised in this book, although it is written in a very simple, direct style. As the author acknowledges, these spiritual concepts may be foreign to most business people. Still, you may enjoy getting to understand them. In fact, the messages in this book tend to grow on readers after a few days. getAbstract recommends this book to middle level managers who wish to consider these humanistic principles for themselves and their employees, and to owners of small to medium-sized businesses who want to introduce a spiritual element into their business practices.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to achieve spiritual peace in your work life;
  • What the seven principles of inner excellence are; and
  • How to change your belief system.


Do you want to achieve simplicity in your life? How would you achieve it? What would you have to give up? What would you have to change in your personal life and work environment? Consider these questions to assess whether or not you are fulfilled in your life and work.
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About the Author

Carol Orsborn is a pioneer in applying spirituality to the work environment. She lectures and gives workshops widely. U.S. print media often feature her work, and she has discussed career and life management on such television shows as Oprah and The Today Show. She is the author of numerous books which have been translated into ten languages, including Solved by Sunset, The Art of Resilience and Return from Exile. A resident of Nashville, Tennessee, Orsborn is also co-author of How to Speak the Language of Healing.

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