In an age of organizational restructuring and career uncertainty, with upward mobility becoming less and less attainable, how do people find meaning and fulfilment in their work? This book addresses this critical question, offering valuable, concrete suggestions to career development professionals working with clients who long to infuse their work with values.
Featuring the insights of leading counsellors and career development practitioners, educators, psychologists, clergy, and management experts, the eleven chapters in Connections Between Spirit and Work in Career Development explain how money, age, gender, and spirituality affect job satisfaction.
The authors examine changes that enhance the sense of wholeness in a career, offering illuminating examples showing how people have achieved the goal of balancing work, family life, relationships, and spiritual practice. Responding to the rapidly changing terrain of contemporary work life, this volume presents an extraordinary range of tools and options for career development professionals in their work with their clients.
Table of Contents
Introduction Deborah P Bloch Part One - Theory: The Meaning of Work 1. The Spirit in Career Counseling: Fostering Self-Completion Through Work Mark L Savickas 2. Creating One's Personal Meaning Throughout the Cycles of Life: Its Development in Career, Psychological, and Faith Realms Beverly E Eanes 3. Work as Worth: Money or Meaning Michael Demkovich 4. Ready, Set, Grow: An Allegoric Induction into Quantum Careering
David V Tiedeman 5. The LifecareerÂ® Process Theory: A Healthier Choice Anna Miller-Tiedeman 6. How Does 'God-Talk' Speak to the Workplace?: An Essay on the Theology of Work Harvey L Huntley Jr Part Two - Applications: Connecting Spirit and Career 7. Creating Personal and Spiritual Balance: Another Dimension in Career Development Marian Stoltz-Loike 8.Vocation as Calling: Affirmative Response or 'Wrong Number'
Carole A Rayburn 9. Spirituality, Intentionality, and Career Success: The Quest for Meaning Deborah P Bloch 10. Spirituality and Career Assessment: Metaphors and Measurement Lee J Richmond 11. Inspiriting the Workplace: Developing a Values-Based Management System Samuel M Natale and Joanne C Neher Epilogue Lee J Richmond Contributors Index