Series editor(s): Michael Schwartz and Howard Harris
Subject Area: Business Ethics and Law
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|Title:||CALLING, NEW CAREERS AND SPIRITUALITY A REFLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE FOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS AND PROFESSIONALS|
|Author(s):||Joseph W Weiss, Michael F Skelley, John C Haughey, Douglas (Tim) Hall|
|Volume:||5 Editor(s): Moses L. Pava and Patrick Primeaux ISBN: 978-0-76231-067-8 eISBN: 978-1-84950-245-0|
|Citation:||Joseph W Weiss, Michael F Skelley, John C Haughey, Douglas (Tim) Hall (2003), CALLING, NEW CAREERS AND SPIRITUALITY A REFLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE FOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS AND PROFESSIONALS, in Moses L. Pava and Patrick Primeaux (ed.) Spiritual Intelligence at Work: Meaning, Metaphor, and Morals (Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, Volume 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.175-201|
|DOI:||10.1016/S1529-2096(03)05009-0 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
What is my purpose in life? Why am I in this job, this organization, this industry? How did I get here in the first place? Am I working to live or living to work? How do I measure my success? Does my work serve any greater purpose? Many individuals ask these kinds of questions at some point in their lives. When faced with life and death situations, as many were during and after the September 11th attack, these questions move out of the shadows. For some of us, questioning our purpose in life and career are frequently forced to the forefront by the pressures and challenges – and sometimes boredom and emptiness – of our workplace. Still, these questions are a powerful way in which our human spirit manifests itself. Therefore, finding meaningful answers to them is one of the essential tasks we face when we attempt to integrate spirituality more fully in our lives.
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