The Soul of a Leader: Finding Your Path to Success and Fulfillment

by Margaret Benefiel. Crossroad Publishing Co., 2008.
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Written from a business perspective, this helpful book examines the impact leaders can make by taking a careful look at what’s going on in the life of their employees, the community they work in , and the environment in which they live . Margaret Benefiel is the Executive Officer of Executive Soul, LLC. This book tells the experiences of several remarkable men and women who have gone about achieving success in courageous ways. They have taken risks, accepted and learned from failure, and kept moving in positive directions. Each chapter tells the stories of persons who have “listened to their hearts” and followed their soul’s desire. Among the many interviewed in this blending of spirituality and practice are Rabbi Samuel Karff, co-founder of the Sacred Vocation Program, Anita Roddick of Body Shop, Edge of U2 and Tom and Kate Campbell of Tom’s of Maine. Of particular interest are the accounts of leaders who have experienced the “dark night of the soul” and both survived and prospered. The book also includes helpful guided questions to aid the reader’s reflection. It is a good source for any kind of leader who wishes to lead with soul.