The Wisdom of Solomon at Work

Charles Manz (Author) | Karen Manz (Author) | Robert Marx (Author) | Christopher P. Neck (Author)

Publication date: 04/17/2001

The Wisdom of Solomon at Work
  • Provides a fresh, contemporary perspective on the timeless wisdom of the Old Testament
  • Uses personal stories to show how people today are reconciling spiritual values with the pressures of modern life
  • Shows that wisdom is something which can be cultivated by everyone
  • By the author of the bestselling Leadership Wisdom of Jesus

The Wisdom of Solomon at Work offers stories about work and relationships that inspire us to look beyond ourselves as we serve and lead. Delving into that deep quarry of ageless truths, the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), the authors open up a rich source of experience, insight, and wisdom that can be used to help us cope with the problems of modern life.

The dramatic stories of Job, Moses, Ruth, David, and Solomon contain universal lessons that everyone-regardless of their faith heritage-can appreciate and use to find wisdom to work and live by. The authors explore the dilemmas faced by these extraordinary figures, discuss how they resolved them, and then apply the same principles to a variety of specific contemporary problems. The authors use examples of people from all walks of life, both well-known and unknown, to show how the virtues taught in the Old Testament can be applied in our lives today.

The Wisdom of Solomon at Work illuminates the abiding virtues-faith, courage, compassion, integrity, and justice-that then and now equip us to meet life's challenges. It illustrates how spiritual wisdom can be woven into the fabric of everyday life, informing and improving everything we do.

  • Provides a fresh, contemporary perspective on the timeless wisdom of the Old Testament
  • Uses personal stories to show how people today are reconciling spiritual values with the pressures of modern life
  • Shows that wisdom is something which can be cultivated by everyone
  • By the author of the bestselling Leadership Wisdom of Jesus

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  • Provides a fresh, contemporary perspective on the timeless wisdom of the Old Testament
  • Uses personal stories to show how people today are reconciling spiritual values with the pressures of modern life
  • Shows that wisdom is something which can be cultivated by everyone
  • By the author of the bestselling Leadership Wisdom of Jesus

The Wisdom of Solomon at Work offers stories about work and relationships that inspire us to look beyond ourselves as we serve and lead. Delving into that deep quarry of ageless truths, the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), the authors open up a rich source of experience, insight, and wisdom that can be used to help us cope with the problems of modern life.

The dramatic stories of Job, Moses, Ruth, David, and Solomon contain universal lessons that everyone-regardless of their faith heritage-can appreciate and use to find wisdom to work and live by. The authors explore the dilemmas faced by these extraordinary figures, discuss how they resolved them, and then apply the same principles to a variety of specific contemporary problems. The authors use examples of people from all walks of life, both well-known and unknown, to show how the virtues taught in the Old Testament can be applied in our lives today.

The Wisdom of Solomon at Work illuminates the abiding virtues-faith, courage, compassion, integrity, and justice-that then and now equip us to meet life's challenges. It illustrates how spiritual wisdom can be woven into the fabric of everyday life, informing and improving everything we do.

  • Provides a fresh, contemporary perspective on the timeless wisdom of the Old Testament
  • Uses personal stories to show how people today are reconciling spiritual values with the pressures of modern life
  • Shows that wisdom is something which can be cultivated by everyone
  • By the author of the bestselling Leadership Wisdom of Jesus

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Visit Author Page - Charles Manz

Charles Manz, Ph.D., is the Charles and Janet Nirenberg Professor of Business Leadership in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. Manz has served as a consultant for 3M, Ford, Motorola, Xerox, the Mayo Clinic, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, American Express, and many other organizations. He is the author of several books, including the bestselling The New SuperLeadership and Leadership Wisdom of Jesus.

To learn more about Charles and his work, visit him on the web.



Visit Author Page - Karen Manz
Karen P. Manz writes and speaks in the areas of spirituality and worklife. She coordinated the national conference, ""Going Public With Spirituality in Work and Higher Education,"" www.umass.edu/spiritual_conf/.


Visit Author Page - Robert Marx
Robert D. Marx is Associate Professor of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.


Visit Author Page - Christopher P. Neck

Chris Neck is an Associate Professor of Management at Virginia Tech. His research specialties include employee/executive fitness, self-leadership, leadership, group decision-making processes, and self-managing teams.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A Call for Wisdom in Work and Life:
The Case of Malden Mills
In Search of the Wisdom of Solomon

  1. The Faith of Job
    When We Lose That Which Is Most Valuable
    What Sustains Us?
  2. The Courage of David
    When We Are Face-to-Face with Fear or Threat
    When We Have to Challenge Great Power or Overwhelming Odds
    When We Ultimately Must Face Ourselves
    How Do We Choose to Respond?
  3. Wisdom Inc.: Incorporating Business Values with Spiritual Virtues
  4. The Compassion of Ruth
    When We Choose to See Beyond Ourselves
    When We Walk in a Foreign Land
    When We See and Value Others as Ourselves
    Are We Then Called to Better Serve?
  5. The Integrity and Justice of Moses
    When We Are Called to Lead and We Feel Inadequate
    When We See the Pitfalls and Dark Holes That Trap Our People
    When We Have to Stand Not Just for Ourselves but for All the Others
    How Can We Deliver?
  6. The Wisdom of Solomon
    When We See and Hear in a Different Way
    When We Understand That We Are Builders of Prosperity
    Are We Ready to Live, Work, and Lead with the Wisdom of Solomon?

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