Patron Saint of Business Management, The : A New Management Style from a Wise Monk.

Farago, Anna.
London : Insomniac Press, 2002.
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Benedict, -- Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino. -- Regula.
Personnel management.
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After decades of faddish management styles that emulate everything from samurai warriors to Napoleon to intrepid yet unsuccessful British explorers, we have arrived at a workplace environment chararcterized by a lack of job security, low employee morale and a lack of employee loyalty. It is time for a common-sense way to manage people and their work. Enter St. Benedict ... St. Benedict was an Italian cleric who set up the first monasteries in the West in the fifth century AD and established the Benedictine Order. In his book, The Rule of St. Benedict, he sets out in clear and easy-to-understand language the basics of organizing and motivating people. Since St. Benedict's time 1,500 years ago, the Benedictine monks have run universities and hospitals, foundries and wineries. They have monasteries on five continents and their organization has survived wars, revolutions and plagues. They must be doing something right.
The Life of Saint Benedict
History of the Benedictine Order
Asceticism and Monasticism
Rule 1 Of the Kinds of Life of Monks
Rule 2 What Kind of Man the Abbot Ought to Be
Rule 3 Of Calling the Brethren to Counsel
Rule 4 Of Obedience
Rule 5 Of Silence
Rule 6 Of Humility
Rule 7 Of the Divine Office During the Night
Rule 8 How the Divine Office Is to Be Said During the Summer Season
Rule 9 Of Reverence at Prayer
Rule 10 Of the Deans of the Monastery
Rule 11 Of Excommunication for Faults
Rule 12 How Concerned the Abbot Should Be About the Excommunicated
Rule 13 Of Those Who Having Often Been Corrected Do Not Amend
Rule 14 Whether Brethren Who Leave the Monastery Ought to Be Received Again
Rule 15 How Young Boys Are to Be Corrected
Rule 16 and 38 Cellarers and Priors-Assistants
Rule 17 Of the Tools and Goods of the Monastery
Rule 18 Whether Monks Ought to Have Anything of Their Own
Rule 19 Whether All Should Receive in Equal Measure What Is Necessary
Rule 20 Of the Weekly Servers in the Kitchen
Rule 21 Of the Sick Brethren
Rule 22 Of the Aged and Children
Rule 23 At What Times the Brethren Should Take Their Reflection
Rule 24 Of Those Who Are Tardy
Rule 25 Of Those Who Fail in Any Other Matters
Rule 26 Of the Daily Work
Rule 27 Of Brethren Who Work a Long Distance from the Oratory Or Are on a Journey
Rule 28 Travelling and Returning the Same Day
Rule 29 Of the Reception of Guests
Rule 30 Monks Receiving Letters or Anything Else
Rule 31 Clothing and Footgear of the Brethren
Rule 32 Manner of Admitting Brethren
Rule 33 Of Priests Who May Wish to Live in the Monastery
Rule 34 How Stranger Monks Are to Be Received
Rule 35 Of the Order of the Monastery
Rule 36 Of the Election of the Abbot.
Rule 38 Of the Porter of the Monastery
Rule 39 Brethren Sent on a Vacation
Rule 40 If Commanded to Do Impossible Things
Rule 41 Defending One Another
Rule 42 That Brethren Be Obedient to One Another
Rule 43 Of This, That Not the Whole Observance of Righteousness Is Laid Down in This Rule.
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