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Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit, New and Revised

Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit, New and Revised

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

ISBN: 978-0-787-96022-3 March 2004 Jossey-Bass 272 Pages




Since its original publication in 1995, Leading with Soul has inspired thousands of readers. Far ahead of its time, the book bravely revealed the path to leadership to be a very personal journey requiring a knowledge of self and a servant-leader mentality. Now, in this new and revised edition, authors Bolman and Deal address such currrent issues as the changing nature of work, the new face of today's workforce, and the greater need for an infusion of soul in the workplace. They also include real-life stories from readers of the first edition, and answer key questions that those readers raise. As vital as ever, this revisted narrative of an executive and his quest for deeper meaning continues to point the way to a more fulfilling work experience.
Prelude: In Search of Soul and Spirit

The Search

1. The Heart of Leadership Lies in the Hearts of Leaders

2. The Human Heart is More than a  Pump

3. The Journey of a Soul

4. Discovering New Teachers

INTERLUDE: Reclaiming Your Soul


5. A Place to Start

6. Vicissitudes of the Journey

INTERLUDE: Leaning into Your Fear


7. Gifts of Leadership

8. Authorship

9. Love

10. Power

11. Significance

INTERLUDE:  Community and the Cycle of Giving


12. Summoning the Magic of Stories

13. Lifting Our Voices in Song

14. Celebrating Shared Icons

INTERLUDE: Expressing the Spirit

A New Life

15. The Twilight of Leadership

16. Deep Refuge

INTERLUDE: The Cycle of the Spirit

17. The Legacy


Continuing a Spirited Dialogue

Soul at Work


"No two authors are better equipped than Bolman and Deal to address and answer the seminal dilemma of our time-the difference between making a living and making a life. They lead the way to discover how to lead a spirited life." (Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of business administration, University of Southern California, and author of Managing the Dream)

"Wonderful lessons about leadership in a very personal story of a relationship between a teacher and a student. It is teaching and storytelling at its best." (James A. Autry, author, Life and Work)

"Bolman and Deal understand that organizations are filled with living, breathing, feeling human beings, people who need more than a paycheck, more than a performance review, more than a promotion. This is a deceptively powerful realization for any leader." (Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Temptations of a CEO: Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive)

"...the storyline is should be passed onto friends and colleagues until it's dog-eared and dog-tired..." (Personnel Today, 25 September 2001)