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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Padayachee, Nanda Kishore Das
URN etd-05072010-123405
Document Title The application and relevance of spiritual leadership in the JSE Top 40 companies
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Ms K Chipp Supervisor
  • leadership
Date 2010-04-11
Availability unrestricted

We are in the midst of a crisis of confidence in the leadership spearheading many of our domestic and global institutions. The global financial crisis, the credit crunch, mass retrenchments and worldwide recession have all contributed to a growing disenchantment with leadership in organisations and governments. Spiritual leadership seeks to create a new paradigm for leadership, one that is capable of addressing the daunting challenge ahead.

This exploratory study applies the paradigm of qualitative inquiry and the long interview research method due to the relative ambiguity, mutual simultaneous shaping of factors and the imperative to understand the context of spirituality and leadership in corporate South Africa.

The conclusion offers implications for practice and academia and suggests that spirituality and spiritual leadership already plays a vital if unacknowledged role in organisations the efficacy and value of which can be improved substantially if purposefully practiced and developed.

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Padayachee, NKD 2009, The application and relevance of spiritual leadership in the JSE top 40 companies, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-05072010-123405/ >


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