Robert (Bob) A. Giacalone, Ph.D. is a professor who teaches and does research in the areas of business ethics, organizational behavior, and human resource management. His fellow academics would tell you that he is a recognized expert on behavioral business ethics, exit interviewing and surveying, workplace spirituality, impression management, employee deviance, and the role of changing values in organizational life. They would also tell you that he has authored/edited eight books and written over 100 articles, is the Co-Editor of the Ethics in Practice book series, serves on several journal editorial boards, has edited many special issues on business ethics. and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion.

But all of these credentials have little to do with The Essence of Living, which he sees as a way to share ideas on living joyously, finding meaning, and focusing on a life that really matters. This blog is about living, being, simple joys,  and escaping the cultural mindset that has us chasing phantoms that never bring us happiness.


§ 16 Responses to About

  • Mardy says:

    Hi Bob,

    I look forward joining in this living joyously journey and be the change I want to see in this world..

  • Anthony Girgenti says:

    Excellent blog, Bob! You covered it all! I can’t wait until the next one.

  • Robert Bach says:

    Dr. Bob i loved the Supermarket sweep life article. It really is the way that so many people live today. I have started asking the question you put in there of do I really need this as much as I can when I see something and a desire for it wells up in me. Most of the time it is not something I really need. I have what a friend of mine called a dumb phone. I can make and receive calls and can text if I have to but that is about it. Every once in a while an advertisement for an advanced smart phone stirs my interest and that question will keep me from going after it. the rest of the article will also help me in the future and i will look forward to more articles on here. thank you for taking the time to enrich others lives if they are willing to at least consider what is written here.

  • Carolyn Kurth says:

    Awesome! I enjoyed your blog and look forward to reading more on the Essence of Living. I definitely need to share it with my loved ones to read. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Donald Wargo says:

    You already know that I agree with you whole-heartedly!
    Love is the only thins that makes us happy.
    Love is the only thing that lasts!
    Love is the only thing that matters.

  • Mary Rowell says:


    I love the blog and am looking forward to following it.

  • I adore reading and I believe this website got some genuinely utilitarian stuff on it! .

  • ragiacal says:

    Thanks, Pauletta! Keep on following and let me know what you think!

  • Joanna Crossman says:

    The Essence of Living seems to be a good way to begin my day and reflect upon the opportunity that faith can bring to our work.

  • Rajiv says:

    Bob, congratulations on keeping it straight and simple. All said and done, this is the essence of the human spirit.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: