Aug 23, 2004





“There is a harrowing lack of leadership in the world.”

  With this simple statement Erik van Praag opens up a world of spiritual wisdom for leaders. Not a do-it-yourself book with quick remedies, van Praag’s Spiritual Leadership focuses on the philosophical and metaphysical issues that underlie the difficulties faced by most leaders -- difficulties such as developing a vision, inspiring others, communicating effectively, listening to and acting on one’s inner promptings, and maintaining a healthy balance between leading others and being led by them. To find solutions, van Praag draws upon the teachings found in sacred texts such as the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the I-Ching. But van Praag also finds insights for leaders in books such as Watership Down and The Tao of Pooh and the experiences of business leaders who’ve put these ideas into action. Taken together, Spiritual Leadership provides a wide-ranging look at the universal qualities and lessons shared by effective, visionary leaders.
  About Erik van Praag
  Erik van Praag is a psychotherapist, management trainer, and business consultant based
in Amsterdam. Van Praag founded The Edge, an international school for leadership and spirituality, and has organized seminars for managers and other professionals throughout Europe. Van Praag is the author of numerous articles and books, including Room for Happiness and Life as a Game (co-authored with Jan Paul van Soest), as well as the Dutch edition of Spiritual Leadership.
  Spiritual Leadership: Wisdom for Work, Wisdom for Life
by Erik van Praag
Paraview Special Editions, 2004
ISBN: 1931044880
Responsible Business, Paperback Original
DOI: Spiritual LeadershipPoint here for more book info
Pub. Date: September 2, 2004
9x6 inches, 344 pages, $22.95
  Spiritual Leadership is available through,, and can be ordered through local and online bookstores nationwide. For further information or to request a review copy, call 212-989-3616.
  About Paraview Special Editions
  Paraview Publishing is a publisher that utilizes new media technology to publish quality works in body, mind, and spirit and the frontiers of science and culture -- areas related to the transformation of society. Our imprints include Paraview Press, print-on-demand books for niche audiences; Paraview Special Editions, reprints of select out-of-print books and international books; and Paraview Pocket Books, a joint imprint with Simon & Schuster for traditionally published works for a wide audience. Based in New York City, Paraview targets a global audience, including over 50 million Americans who are interested in healthy lifestyles, personal development and the transformation of society.

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