Reading List

Here is a sampling of the scores of recent books dealing with spirituality in the workplace, the search for happiness on the job and the quest for more community-minded corporate leadership.

“Aiming Higher: 25 Stories of How Companies Prosper by Combining Sound Management and Social Vision,” by David Bollier (Amacom, 1997, $24.95)

“Artful Work: Awakening Joy, Meaning and Commitment in the Workplace,” by Dick Richards (Berrett-Koehler, 1995, $25)

“Awakening Corporate Soul: Four Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Work,” by Eric Klein and John B. Izzo (Fair Winds, 1998, $22.95)


“Beyond the Bottom Line: Putting Social Responsibility to Work for Your Business and the World,” by Joel Makower (Simon & Schuster, 1994, $23)

“Business as a Calling: Work and the Examined Life,” by Michael Novak (Free Press, 1996, $22.50)

“Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work,” by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte and Tim Clauss (Health Communications, 1996, $12.95)

“The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World,” by Jean Lipman-Blumen (Jossey-Bass, 1996, $28.50)


“Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type,” by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger (Little, Brown & Co., 1992, $17.95)

“A Guide to Liberating Your Soul,” by Richard Barrett (Fulfilling Books, 1995, $13.95)

“The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul,” by David Whyte (Currency/Doubleday, 1994, $22.50)

“The Hungry Spirit,” by Charles Handy (Broadway Books, 1998, $25)


“I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What It Was,” by Barbara Sher, with Barbara Smith (Dell, 1994, $11.95)

“Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership,” by Laurie Beth Jones (Hyperion, 1996, $11.95)

“The Lemming Conspiracy: How to Redirect Your Life From Stress to Balance,” by Bob D. McDonald and Don Hutcheson (Longstreet Press, 1997, $22)

“Losing Your Job--Reclaiming Your Soul,” by Mary Lynn Pulley (Jossey-Bass, 1997, $25)


“Managing With the Wisdom of Love: Uncovering Virtue in People and Organizations,” by Dorothy Marcic (Jossey-Bass, 1997, $24.95)

“The Power of Ethical Management,” by Norman Vincent Peale and Kenneth Blanchard (Ballantine Books, 1996, $10)

“Principle-Centered Leadership,” by Stephen R. Covey (Fireside, 1992, $14)

“Redefining Corporate Soul: Linking Purpose & People,” Allan Cox, with Julie Liesse (Irwin, 1996, $24.95)


“The Reinvention of Work,” by Matthew Fox (Harper Collins, 1995, $12)

“The Search for Meaning in the Workplace,” by Thomas H. Naylor, William H. Willimon and Rolf Osterberg (Abingdon Press, 1996, $12.95)

“The Soul of a Business: Managing for Profit and the Common Good,” by Tom Chappell (Bantam Books, 1993, $21.95)