Category Archives: Current 11 – Spiritual Leadership

Spiritual Leadership: My Introduction

It was due to life and work circumstances that I encountered as a young adult that I became engaged in reflecting on the problem of leadership development, particularly the lack of it. I have since traveled to many countries in which the story is the same: the common people would be so much better off if it were not for the greed and corruption of their corporate, national and even church leaders. Continue reading

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We Need Leaders Wise to the Bending of King’s Arc

Here in the U.S., we begin every new year in part focused on the civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebrating a national holiday to honor his legacy on January 20. King, who was assassinated in 1968, was a stirring speaker, and many lines from his eloquent, passionate speeches are lifted up once again during ceremonies held in his honor. A favorite line of mine, often used by King, is the one quoted above: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Continue reading

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Spirituality and Who We Are at Work

Something needs to change about the way we humans view our daily work, and our relationships in the workplace. Too many of us are killing our spirits, and literally ourselves, dragging ourselves to work day after day to places and tasks that drain the very life out of us. Continue reading

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Spirituality And Who We Are As Leaders At Work

Last Friday, I was facilitating a workshop on time and energy management with a group of nonprofit leaders. As in all of my leadership workshops, I had opened by stressing that time management is not about controlling time Continue reading

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Companioning One Another as Leaders Through Time

For many years now, I have spent New Year’s Eve joined in prayer, reflection, song and laughter with a small community of women with whom I share life’s journey.

This year, we used as a reading for our evening prayer service a reflection from the Irish author John O’Donahue Continue reading

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Our True Way Is Nature’s Way

Sometimes, I am nearly awed at the coming together of events in that way Carl Jung describes as “synchronicity.” For the past six months, once again, I have been preparing to travel to India to teach a leadership course in Kerala in December. Last year, when I went to India for the first time, Continue reading

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Time To Be Who You Are As A Leader

How many times have you found yourself in a work day saying, “Is it 5 o’clock yet?”; or, “TGIF!” (Thank God, it’s Friday!). We all do this at times because we are trained to think that our evenings and weekends are “our time,” while the 40-plus hours in our work-week belong to someone else. Continue reading

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