1st Edition

Leading with Wisdom Spiritual-based Leadership in Business

    This ground-breaking book portrays an emerging global culture. It offers the experiences and perspectives of 31 top executives from 15 countries in 6 continents. These are business people who express from first-hand experience what it is like to lead a business from a spiritual basis.

    Foreword by Debra and William Miller Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Spirituality as the Basis of Leadership Peter Pruzan and Kirsten Pruzan Mikkelsen  Section 1: Love Janiece Webb, Senior Vice President, Motorola, USA Lars Kolind, former CEO, Oticon, Denmark N.S. Raghavan, Joint-founder and former Joint Managing Director, Infosys, IndiaFrancisco Cañada, Director/Partner, Errepar SA, ArgentinaSection 2: Looking and Listening WithinStephen R. Covey, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, FranklinCovey Co., USARamon Ollé, President, Epson Europe BV, The NetherlandsRicardo Levy, Co-founder and Chairman, Catalytica, Inc., USAAnand Pillai, Head of Centre for Leadership and Management Excellence, HCL, IndiaAlvaro Cruz, CEO, ICM Ingenieros Ltd and Governor of Cundinamarca, ColombiaA.K. Chattopadhyay, Senior Vice President, ACC Ltd Refactories Division, IndiaSection 3: Live It and Serve!James Sinclair, Chairman, Tanzanian American Development Inc., USA/TanzaniaFlordelis F. Aguenza, COO, Plantersbank, The PhilippinesJohn Behner, former Country Manager, Nabisco, El SalvadorG. Narayana, Executive Chairman, Excel Industries, IndiaNiran Jiang, CEO, Institute of Human Excellence, AustraliaSection 4: CompassionNiels Due Jensen, Group Chairman, Grundfos Management A/S, DenmarkRajan Govindan, former Senior Managing Director, Bankers Trust, USACarol Franklin, former HR Director, Swiss Re and CEO, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), SwitzerlandNilofer Merchant, President, Rubicon Consultants, USAS.K. Welling, Executive Director, HMT International, Ltd, IndiaSection 5: DivinityAndré L. Delbecq, Director, Institute for Spirituality and Organisational Leadership, Santa Clara University, USAAshoke Maitra, HR Director, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times of India Group), IndiaV.V. Ranganathan, Senior Partner, Ernst & Young, IndiaThomas Daugherty, Vice President of Spiritual Care and Values Integration, Methodist Health Care System, USASection 6: PurposeHélène Ploix, Chairman and Managing Director of Pechel Industries and Pechel Industries Partenaires, FranceFederico Cuneo, Chairman, American Glass Products, PeruParantha Narendran, Strategy Director, Eurotel Telecom, Czech RepublicDeependra Moitra, former General Manager Electronics, Lucent Technologies, IndiaAnanth Raman, Chairman, Graphtex, Inc., USAMagnus Vrethammar, President, Finesse, Switzerland & Pergo, UKSection 7: Balance and GraceAmber Chand, Co-founder, Eziba, USAAmber Chand, Founder, The Amber Chand Collection, USASection 8: Harvesting the WisdomEpilogue: Spiritual-Based Leadership beyond BusinessGiving Wings to the Divine Fire A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of IndiaAppendix A: Research MethodologyAppendix B: Business Topics Addressed in the Profiles


    Peter Pruzan, Kristen Pruzan-Mikkelsen, Debra Miller, William Miller

    This book cuts right to the chase in speaking about spiritual-based leadership in a business setting. With high ranking corporate officials from the likes of such multi-national companies as Motorola, Franklin Covey, Infosys and Ernst & Young – the book takes a chainsaw to the myth that a stringent corporate culture devoid of human values is the best path to success. It tears at the fabric of the stereotypical consciousness that business is just business – by allowing these corporate executives to share their experiences which exalt characteristics such as compassion, humility, service, and intuition in daily business. Read the full review and listen to a podcast of an interview with author Peter Pruzan - The WorkLife Monitor.