Conclusion

There are a growing number of examples both in business and elsewhere of organizations exploring soul and spirit in ways that create bonds, kindle passion, and give meaning to work. Organizations are finding unique and creative ways to offer gifts like authorship, power, love, and significance.

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple act of caring by one individual. Our friend John Jacobson shared a simple but powerful example:

When I was a principal, a first-grade child, Cheryl, lost her mother to cancer. As she dealt with this tragic loss, she turned to writing as a source of comfort and an outlet of her feelings and emotions. Upon completion of her writing, the teacher asked Cheryl if she wanted to share her writing with the class. ...

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