Leadership and Religion

  • Gary E. RobertsEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3565-1



Leadership and religion is defined as how the adherence to a formal and codified system of beliefs on the nature of the transcendent and the purpose of life influences the job-related attitudes and behaviors of public managers and executives with special emphasis on the policy and management decision-making process.


The interface between leadership and religion is a foundational global dimension that influences all aspects of public administration given its ubiquitous role in the human condition. Recent data from the Pew Foundation indicates that 84% of the world’s population is religiously affiliated and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robertson School of GovernmentRegent UniversityVirginia BeachUSA