There are several definitions for the spiritual leader. The term brings to mind different things to different people. The spiritual leader’s task is to move people from where they are to where God wants them to be.
A servant leader should start with a natural feeling wanting to serve others first. Servant leadership embraces a philosophy and set of principles to enrich the lives of individuals, and to building better relationships. Being a spiritual leader can boost life’s engagement, increase trust and build better team relationships in many organizations.
The meaning and practice of Leadership are discussed in many different ways. In most cases, we never in the same breath equate spiritual leadership with leadership. We strive to build leadership skills without ever thinking about having anything to do with religious matters. While it’s true, we view spiritual leaders as someone who is leading a church or family in religious matters. But I believe it is possible to be a spiritual leader in today business environment.
When our belief about the world influence our work, we can lead a more wholesome life, and we integrate these ideas to lead in unique ways to make a difference in an organization. People with spirituality often have a larger perspective on life. They realize that life is much more important than their work or themselves, though it comes as a high priority in ones’ life. Their view typically includes how they respond to God in their everyday lives. Because of this larger view, they allow for more grace and margin for errors in many life experiences.
They understand there is more to life than work, themselves and earthly success. Understanding and accepting a grace perception keeps them healthy, and their conscience free to work and live in conditions necessary for making a difference. While it’s true that anyone can be successful in life, a spiritual leader allows their belief to guide all aspect of their life. Their beliefs help them establish the balance necessary for finding a deeper meaning to how they lead and not be defined by how much they earn or achieve, but rather by how spiritual beliefs guide them.
Our beliefs add meaning to life. So isn’t it time for our leaders to remove selfish personal reasons to conducting their leadership to embracing a more spiritual centric approach into their leadership style to have a deeper meaning to leading our organizations.
Post By Len Thicklin
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