Frontiers in Spiritual Leadership

Discovering the Better Angels of Our Nature

  • Editors
  • Scott T. Allison
  • Craig T. Kocher
  • George R. Goethals

Part of the Jepson Studies in Leadership book series (JSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Scott T. Allison, Craig T. Kocher, George R. Goethals
      Pages 1-13
  3. Historical Exemplars of Spiritual Leadership

  4. Contemporary Approaches to Spiritual Leadership

  5. Afterword

    1. E. Bruce Heilman
      Pages 235-238
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-249

About this book


Abraham Lincoln's iconic phrase, 'the better angels of our nature', revealed his belief that the noblest qualities of humanity would heal a divided nation. In Frontiers in Spiritual Leadership, an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars from the University of Richmond explore these noble qualities and how leaders such as Lincoln make that expression possible. They review the landscape of spiritual leadership and the spiritual principles that are fundamental to effective and inspired leadership, emphasizing the values of love, forgiveness, purpose, trust, sacrifice, equality, and liberty, among others.

Through an analysis of historical examples and contemporary issues, this book celebrates the many gifted and enlightened individuals whose leadership embodies the most exquisite qualities of humanity. It outlines the conceptual linkage between leadership and spirituality within groups and organizations and will appeal to students and scholars of leadership, ethics, religion, philosophy, psychology, and human growth potential.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58080-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58081-8
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