Spirit@Work Cards®

Bringing Spirit and Values to Work and Life
by Lance Secretan
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There are contemplative cards for almost every aspect of life—Tarot Cards, Medicine Cards, Angel Cards and more—but none for business. Dr. Lance Secretan saw this need and created the Spirit@Work® Cards to fill the void. When the first edition was published they became so popular that they were redesigned and reissued for an even broader audience. Since their inception, people have found many applications for these cards in personal and corporate settings and organizations of all kinds. They are now widely used to set the tone of meetings, provide inspiration during the workday, unblock creativity, inspire the spirit and as personal gifts of friendship.

There are 77 Spirit@Work® Cards consisting of the key words and phrases that form the essential components of Higher Ground Leadership®, each with a specific theme that will guide you in planning, decision-making, or sparking a fresh way of looking at things, and each with gorgeous artwork by renowned artist David Rankine, and a message or answer to a question for you. Examples of the words used are authenticity, courage, empathy, humility, integrity, legacy, purpose, respect, service, and trust, which are representative of the words that are lived by inspiring leaders. Their purpose is to help each of us to invite spirit into our work and life.

There are two sets of cards—a large set in a velvet bag for regular use, and a much smaller set for traveling. Each card is decorated with a unique design and original artwork by David Rankine, featuring a different word and art for every card. Also included is a gorgeous velvet-covered book containing an original companion text for each of the 77 words written by Lance Secretan, and a verse written by Marie Knapp which can serve as a guide for using the Spirit@Work® Cards.

Now they are also available as a mobile app—just scan the appropriate QR Code below with your phone. Shaking the phone shuffles the cards, picking a new one each time.

These cards can be used in many ways. For example, they are an excellent way to initiate inspired introductions during team building retreats and workshops. Or, use them during everyday meetings—during a challenging conversation about budgets or the strategic plan, when nerves are being strained and the energy is tense.  Or simply select one at the beginning of each day and use the inspiring message to guide you through the rest of your day. Meeting facilitators can periodically take a time-out and ask someone to select a Spirit@Work® Card and then invite the group to discuss what the word means and how it informs the current discussion. The tone of the dialogue immediately—and always—transforms.