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Judi Neal (Episode 21)


Sacred Conversation on Work

Episode 21

In Episode 21, Carol talks with Judi Neal, PhD, a recognized expert and academic on spirituality in the workplace. Judi speaks and consults internationally. Clients include Pfizer, GE, Unilever, General Dynamics, Hewlett-Packard and others.

In this first part of a two-part interview, you’ll hear about Judi’s journey from whistle blower to management professor, the bottom line benefits that are created when employees become connected to something greater than themselves and to others, and the power of aligning individual values and organizational values. Judi and Carol also talk about the inner work of the leader, a “crisis of awe”, and how silence plays a role in better decisions, individually and collectively. The first part of this interview concludes with a discussion on powerful, but often overlooked skills of the effective leader.

Judi Neal is the Chairman of Edgewalkers International, the retired Director of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas and Professor Emeritus at the University of New Haven.

Widely published, her books include Creating Enlightened Organizations: Four Gateways to Spirit at Work, Edgewalkers: People and Organizations that Take Risks, Build Bridges and Break New Ground, and The Spirit of Project Management. She is the editor of The Handbook for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace.

Judi has been active in creating communities that support spirituality in the workplace, as the founder of The International Center for Spirit at Work, and the International Spirit at Work Awards, and co-founder of the Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group at the Academy of Management. She is also co-founder of the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion and on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Management, Spirituality and Religion.

Judi received her Ph.D. from Yale in Organizational Behavior and lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

For more information on Judi please visit her website: www.edgewalkers.org

Or email her: judi@edgewalkers.org

 

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