Sleeping too much or not enough? A bit tense, jumpy, unable to focus like you used to? Do you hate your job, the folks you work with, and your CEO? Feel trapped, used, wondering what happened to the joy in making money? Concerned that our American values seem to be rapidly disintegrating? Are you religious and / or spiritual, and you know, but just can not somehow put your finger on why your spirit is continually wounded at work? Are you a skeptic? What does any of this have to do with neutralizing bullies, determinedly difficult people, and predators at work? In Leadership Voices, author Linda Irby explores the difference between management, motivation, and manipulation and the characteristics of effective, contemporary, dynamic leadership. In an increasingly busy world, Irby offers insight and techniques to reclaim you spirit, enjoy your work, and realize your dreams.
Dr. Linda Irby has over 20 years experience in human resources, most recently as a Human Resource Manager with the Department of Social and Health Services in Olympia, WA. She has extensive experience in the areas of labor relations, personnel, affirmative action, contracts, research, and management operations in the public and private sector.
1 Preface 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 1: Coincidence, Consciousness, Creation Chapter 4 2: Energy and Quantum Consciousness Chapter 5 3: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Voice Chapter 6 4: Values: Sacred, Spiritual, and Cultural Chapter 7 5: Christian Tenets and the American Work Ethic Chapter 8 6: Leadership Operationalized Chapter 9 7: The Synthesis of Values, Proactive Management, and Community Consciousness Chapter 10 8: Transformational Leadership and Proactive Management Chapter 11 9: Transformational Leadership and Consciousness 12 Bibliography 13 Notes