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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Spiritual Leadership: Transforming Dysfunctional Organizations into Healthy Communities by Julie Meek, Richard Bellingham

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2.  Intellectual indicators of a healthy community

A.  Productive management style

The first indication of an intellectually healthy community is the management style pervasive in the organization. North American companies are not alone in their problems with management style. We are inclined to think of Japan, for example, as a country where happy workers gather each morning to sing the company song and then work in harmony to achieve greater profits. In truth, there is growing concern in Japan about the harmful effects of corporate stress on the worker. A study of stress in 130,000 workers found that stress diminishes as you move up the executive ladder; and that the critical difference between a happy and productive work force and a tense, ...

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