Healing the World: Today’s Shamans as Difference Makers


A scientific approach without the ritualistic trappings of most books on shamanism. It is for business leaders, practitioners, or indeed any individual looking to make a difference. It draws from over thirty years’ experience as a management professor Healing the World is a book that will get you out of your comfort zone – it will make you think, reflect and hopefully engage. Waddock is a paradigm breaker; I applaud her courage to address the real issues that our civilization is facing from an original and thoughtful angle. This is a book about masters of social healing.

Our world is fraught with problems that demand attention: climate change, terrorism, poverty, and injustice to name only a few. It takes the fundamental teachings of shamans – the healer of communities – and applies them to the problems of today, using terms and concepts that anybody, from business leaders to activists, can relate to and understand.

Sandra Waddock is Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She recently received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement CSR Award.

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