The launch title in Sheed & Ward's new Spirit at Work series, Work with Meaning, Work with Joy is an honest, insightful, and challenging guide to working with meaning in any job. As a pioneer of the emerging spirituality and work movement, author Pat McHenry Sullivan has spent years interviewing thought leaders, studying trends in organizational development, writing articles, and consulting with individuals and businesses of all sizes. Here she brings together her vast hands-on experience and keen insights into a concise, helpful book that offers wisdom and inspiration as relevant to CEOs as they are to mailroom clerks and mid-level managers. An ecumenical book that respects and draws from several relgious traditions and spiritualities, Work with Meaning, Work with Joy revolutionizes traditional ways of conceiving of work and offers practical tools for finding your true vocation, bringing faith and integrity into the workplace, creating balance, and achieving worklife excellence. Filled with memorable stories and innovative ideas,Work with Meaning, Work with Joy also offers questions, resources, and ideas for further reading.
Pat McHenry Sullivan, president of Visionary resources in Oakland, CA, helps individuals and groups to work with more integrity, purpose, and joy. An expert in the spirituality and work movement, she has published over fifty articles on practical, everyday spirituality and twenty-six "Vision and Values" columns for the San Francisco Chronicle and its predecessor, The Examiner and Chronicle. She is a board member for the Association of Spirit and Work and contributing editor for Earthlight magazine
Chapter 1 Discovering New Possibilities for Meaning and Joy at Work Chapter 2 Seeing Your Work as a Spiritual Journey Chapter 3 Creating and Using a Workplace Altar Chapter 4 Turning Stress and Burnout into Energy and Insight Chapter 5 Finding Wisdom for Work from Many Traditions Chapter 6 Tapping Your Own Wisdom throughout the Workday Chapter 7 Working with Integrity as Your Bottom Line Chapter 8 Creating Spiritual Community at and for Your Work Chapter 9 Envisioning and Re-Visioning Your Work and Your Profession Chapter 10 Resources for Meaningful and Satisfying Work