Spirit at Work

by Sue Howard

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Other topics

Spiritual Intelligence


Listening Skills


Learning Organisations

Organisation Development




Nonviolent Communication

Ethics in Business


The spirit at work phenomenon

Sue Howard and David Welbourn, published by Azure, 2004, 247 pages

Businesses have greater responsibilities than simply making a profit. This book is aimed at senior directors and managers who are concerned for the spiritual health of their organisation. An essential guide to current thinking and key debates.

Megatrends 2010: the rise of conscious capitalism

Patricia Aburdene, published by Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2005, 248 pages

More and more companies are discovering that placing social and environmental values ahead of the bottom line is actually helping to boost profits. The author investigates corporate social responsibility and identifies seven new megatrends that will redefine business in the coming years.

Presence, exploring profound change in people, organisations and society

Peter Senge, Claus Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Sue Flowers, published by Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2005, 304 pages

The authors explore their own experiences and those of scientists and entrepreneurs in an effort to explain how profound collective change occurs.

The relational manager: transform your business and your life

Michael Schluter and David John Lee, published by Lion Hudson plc, 2009, 192 pages

The authors explain how to create ‘relational proximity’ to bring about better communication, trust, teamwork and success across all sectors of an organisation.

The spirited business

Georgeanne Lamont, published by Hodder & Stoughton, 2002, 256 pages

The author believes that there are companies that quietly but firmly take away your soul. The core of this book is the study of seven companies that are both ‘soul friendly’ and profitable.

The handbook of workplace spirituality and organisational performance

Robert Giacalone and Carole Jurkiewicz, published by Shubhi Publications, 2004

A comprehensive approach to spirituality in organisational life.

Academic journals and conferences

Journal of management spirituality and religion

Published by Routledge, four volumes per year See website of Taylor and Francis publishing group to subscribe.

Journal for the study of spirituality

This journal is an exciting new international peer-reviewed journal. Its intention is to create a unique interdisciplinary, inter-professional and cross-cultural forum where researchers, scholars and others engaged in the study and practices of spirituality can share and debate the research, knowledge, wisdom and insight associated with spirituality and contemporary spirituality studies.

The Journal is affiliated to the British Association for the Study of Spirituality (BASS). BASS organises a biennial international conference and welcomes enquiries about membership from those interested in the study of spirituality in the UK and worldwide.

See website of Equinox Journals to subscribe.


The London Centre for Spirituality

The Institute of Business Ethics

Consultants in the field

Workplace Matters – please email the author.

Workplace Matters include the author of this article, Sue Howard, founder of Holistic Leadership, as well as Georgeanne Lamont, founder of Lamont Associates.


You can also contact the author directly: Sue Howard