Nicholas W. Weiler, in collaboration
with Stephen C. Schoonover, M.D.
"Filled with practical,
researched advice that is simultaneously both spiritual
and profoundly down to earth." -M. Scott Peck, M.D.,
author of The Road Less Traveled
Spiritual development as if the work world mattered
A recent cover story in Fortune magazine describes,
"a counter culture bubbling up all over corporate America
that wants to bridge the traditional divide between spirituality
and work." Clearly, people are looking for a greater
sense of fulfillment and spiritual growth in what they
Most of us have explored various spiritual development books
or other resources in attempt to improve our lives in one
way or another. While many of these are excellent in their
own right, they often leave a person with little indication
of how to apply their teachings in daily life, especially
in the context of one's work life. We get back to work and
immediately plunge back into the world of deadlines and
expectations and the old behavior patterns seem to take
Good for you, good for your employer.
We're not theologians or ministers. I've spent most of my
career working at the corporate headquarters level in GE and
other large corporations. Steve's a psychiatrist who has turned
his attention to helping companies develop more productive
and successful employees. But we're convinced that people
work best when they have a spiritual center, and they're happiest
and most fulfilled when their work life is supportive of
their personal life values and spiritual aspirations.
In our research at GE and other companies, we learned that
the things that make people resilient and successful-and thereby
productive-came from the inside. These tend to be characteristics
like taking responsibility for their own careers; understanding
their own life values, having a sense of some higher purpose,
communicating with an openness to others' needs and ideas.
These were people who had figured out on their own how to
"take their souls to work."
If these Fortune 500 professionals can do it, you can too
but just wanting it may not be enough. Most of us have the
determination to improve our lives but we don't know where
to start and we get bogged down in false starts. We need a
little help. Your Soul at Work provides a step-by-step
process to get you off the dime and keep you moving forward
in directions you want to go.