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A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America book summary


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Ian I. Mitroff and Elizabeth Denton proffer that many of the problems faced by business and society are the result of a spiritual impoverishment that they discovered in their research on organizations. The authors bring an authoritative, scholarly tone to their material, yet they write conversationally and make no effort to hide their opinions. While indicting corporate America for its neglect of the spiritual, Mitroff and Denton also cite examples of businesses with soul that encourage the expression of spirit. recommends this book to all readers interested in the creation of a more spiritually fulfilling workplace.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The results of a research study that concluded that most organizations suffer from spiritual impoverishment;
  • The effects of this impoverishment on business and employees,
  • Models that can be adopted to promote spirituality in an organization.

About the Authors

Ian I. Mitroff holds the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professorship of Business Policy at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is also the president of Comprehensive Crisis Management, a private consulting firm, and the author of 20 books, including Smart Thinking for Crazy Times. Elizabeth A. Denton is an independent organizational consultant based in New York City. She works with executives and teams in both Fortune 100 and entrepreneurial companies.



Spiritual Impoverishment
What is the state of spirituality in corporate America? After years of study and practice, we have been forced to a painful conclusion: By themselves, all of the conventional techniques in the world will not produce fundamental and long-lasting changes. We believe...

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