Spiritual Leadership

The successful leaders of the twenty-first century will be spiritual leaders.
They will be comfortable with their own spirituality, and
they will know how to nurture spiritual development in others.

– Gay Henricks and Kate Ludeman

Spiritual leadership is an emerging concept within leadership studies. It is related to the “spirituality at work” movement, which slowly developed as people began to consider more holistic approaches to spirituality and its influence on human capacities for healthy interaction with others as well as productivity.

Spiritual leadership recognizes that human beings have inherent needs for meaning and relationship that go far beyond compensation or other traditional benefits in assuring employment satisfaction and effectiveness. Greatest among these needs is a sense of belonging that includes a recognition of one’s contribution to the greater good.

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Online Resources:
Video: Imagine Leadership

Video series: Peter Senge on contemplation and organizational wellbeing

Leonard Doohan’s Blog on Spiritual Leadership
International Institute for Spiritual Leadership
Management, Spirituality, and Religion (MSR) Interest Group of the Academy of Management (AOM)

Recommend Books:
Margaret Benefield, The Soul of a Leader
Richard Daft, The Executive and the Elephant
Leonard Doohan, Spiritual Leadership: How to Become a Great Spiritual Leader
____________, Spiritual Leadership: The Quest for Integrity
____________, Courageous Hope: The Call of Leadership
____________, The One Thing Necessary
Gay Henricks and Kate Ludeman, The Corporate Mystic: A Guidebook for Visionaries with Their Feet on the Ground
Joseph Jaworski, Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership
Margarete van den Brink, Transforming People and Organizations