Spirituality and Strategic Leadership: The Influence of Spiritual Beliefs on Strategic Decision Making [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 106 (2):177-189 (2012)

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This work extends the consideration of spirituality and leadership to the field of strategic leadership. Future development in the field of spirituality and leadership will depend on greater clarity concerning the level of analysis, and will require a distinction between personal and collective spirituality. Toward that end, a framework is proposed that describes how the personal spiritual beliefs of a top level leader operate in strategic decision making like a schema to filter and frame information. This function is mediated by the leader’s constructive development and meta-belief and moderated by the organizational context and leadership style. This framework provides a starting point for considering the many expressions of spirituality in organizations and serves as a foundation for a multi-level theory of spirituality and leadership
Keywords Spirituality  Strategic leadership  Spiritual beliefs  Decision making  Schema  Level of analysis
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-011-0988-5
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