Searching for the leader within


What's spirituality? 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence'? Meditating for hours or communing with spirits from the outer world? Or none of these. Forget all your preconceptions. As this piece from Human Resource Executive shows, in today's workplace spirituality is simply a way of capturing and crystalising the very best of what makes each employee unique.

At AstraZeneca U.S., the North American arm of London-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca plc, leaders are getting together to listen to poetry, write personal journals and engage in quiet reflection.

It's all part of a new initiative at the company designed to "transform" its executives and high-potential managers into leaders better equipped to guide the firm through a challenging period in the drug industry. | Searching for the leader within