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Wisdom of the Animals

Wisdom of the Animals is a fun, creative, and profound new perspective of transformational leadership.

Bishop explores unique traits of more than 21 animals from all over the world; land, sea, and sky. He skillfully weaves animal characteristics with sound leadership principles, making surprising and smart connections. Moreover, he creates this all within the innovative framework of Fr. Richard Rohr's transformative progression of order, disorder, and reorder. The result is a delightful, insightful progression of transformational leadership from ego compulsion, through the heart of adversity, into a new state of being fully human. This book is the culmination of thirty-plus years of Bishop's experience and research in the disciplines of leadership, psychology, and spirituality.

Patrick Bishop, PhD, EC, APR


Over his thirty-year career, Dr. Bishop has worked in four distinct industries for some of the nation's best*. He's held positions as a graphic designer, marketing manager, buyer, vice president of sales & marketing, and community relations officer. Patrick is currently a tenured professor in the College of Business at Ferris State University. He has also served as a visiting professor at Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea and twice at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

Bishop holds a bachelor's and master's in communication, a doctorate in higher education leadership, Riso-Hudson Enneagram certification, Accreditation in Public Relations, and is currently a student in The Living School at the Center for Action & Contemplation. His passion is in weaving the wisdom teachings from cross-discipline fields of leadership, psychology, and spirituality. Wisdom of the Animals is his first book.

* nation's third largest farm retailer; world's number one brand name in work wear; nation's second largest community foundation per capita; nationally recognized academic program.

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Fr. Richard Rohr
Author & Founder
of  the Center for Action
& Contemplation 

What a truly wonderful book! This excellent book is so much more than anything you would expect!  It is wise, very creatively presented, beautiful to look at, and builds on the wisdom of the natural world.

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