Holding On To What is Sacred: How to Protect Organizational Values and Enhance Mission Vitality

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Holding On To What is Sacred: How to Protect Organizational Values and Enhance Mission VitalityRandy Haffner, PHD, MBA

About the Author:

RANDY HAFFNER, PHD, MBA currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Haffner also serves as President of the South Denver Group for Centura Health a collection of hospitals including Porter, Littleton and Parker Adventist Hospital comprising about 700 licensed beds. As the youngest of four children born to a minister and a nurse, Dr. Haffner has nurtured a lifelong passion for faith-based healthcare and extending the healing ministry of Christ. Dr. Haffner and his wife Cindy have three lovely daughters and make their home in Denver, where he is an avid runner, cyclist, mountain biker and snow skier.


Holding On To What Is Sacred, written by Dr. Randy Haffner, lays out a persuasive vision for how organizations can stay focused on their true values. The most intriguing aspect of the monograph is Dr. Haffner’s concept of Confessional Identity a term he coined to delineate a company s core convictions. Confessional Identity pinpoints the very essence of mission. It transcends trendy corporate speak and seeks the spiritual heart of an organization s reason for being. If you work in the corporate world, you need to read this. And if you work for a not-for-profit, faith-based organization I believe this should be mandatory reading for everyone on your team. Why? Because so much is at stake. Your employees need to know why you exist and why their efforts matter. Your customers need to know why you really care. Your leaders need to embrace your core convictions whole-heartedly or they will lose direction.

In today’s business environment it s far too easy to focus on short-term gains at the expense of your Confessional Identity. Don't let this happen to you. Learn instead the secret of Holding on to What is Sacred. Main topics include: Sustaining your confessional identity, Moving your company into the Destiny Zone, Leading with Purpose, Values Based Leadership, Spirituality in the Workplace, and Faith as a Business Model.

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Book Information

Paperback: 74 pages

Price: $25.00

ISBN-13: 978-0982040973

Product Dimensions: 9.8 in x 7.8 in x 0.3 in

Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Language: English

Publisher: Florida Hospital Publishing