Using the Book of Psalms to Transform an Organization into a Spiritual Workplace
34 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2014
Date Written: June 27, 2014
It is becoming quite evident that the American people have lost confidence in their leaders and institutions. There is quite a bit of evidence that autocratic leaders are not effective in enhancing organizational performance. Thriving organizations are led by compassionate leaders with superior people skills who can motivate employees with their vision. The authors demonstrate how Psalms with its inspiring and rousing hymns can be used to transform an organization into a spiritual workplace. The themes one finds in Psalms include integrity, conscientiousness, curiosity, concern for others, determination, faith, perseverance, resilience, self-confidence and the power of hope. Leaders from the political and corporate worlds should read Psalms for inspiration and as a way to understand the importance of moral leadership.
Keywords: Ethics, leadership, spiritual workplace, Bible, Psalms, righteous person, moral leadership
JEL Classification: M12, M14, J50, M54
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