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Wisdom for Work, Wisdom for Life
by Erik van Praag

Paraview Special Editions, 2004
ISBN: 1931044880
Responsible Business, 344 pages
Trade paperback, $22.95

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"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.


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.

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