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Spiritual Leadership: A Review and Future Directions
Generating about 26,300,000 hits on Google, ‘spiritual leadership’ is quickly gaining recognition as an attractive leadership form across education, healthcare, psychology and management disciplines. The growing interest of spiritual leadership among management scholars is demonstrated by the rising number of journal articles, special issues and books devoted to the topic. In support of this interest, a number of leadership scholars believe that leadership theories should serve leaders to become more responsible and to lead responsibly in a global stakeholder society. Those who work in this domain argue that a spiritually-driven leadership approach can serve to create a much needed balance between the enhancement of profits, people and the planet. It is in this context that we will discuss the state of play within the spiritual leadership domain and examine some key theories, empirical studies and debates within this young but growing field.
Mario is an Associate Professor at the School of Management and Marketing, University of Wollongong, Australia. His current research projects include the study of ethical ideologies and spiritual wellbeing of senior Australian executives, virtue ethics, and spiritual leadership. Mario has published a book on spiritual leadership and also several journal papers on the topic. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Prior to his entry into academia, Mario held Board level and management consulting positions.