Self, Soul and Management Learning: Constructing the Genre of the Spiritualized Manager

Cullen, John G. (2008) Self, Soul and Management Learning: Constructing the Genre of the Spiritualized Manager. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 5 (3). pp. 264-292. ISSN 1476-6086

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What form of management is suggested by the increased interest in organizational spirituality and what genre of manager does spiritual learning attempt to construct? This article explores the growth of interest in organizational spirituality and its implications for management learning and development. A definition or organizational spirituality and of spiritual management learning are provided which are based on a thorough review of the growing literature in these fields. Burgoyne's (2002) outline of the different styles of learning approaches and the types of 'Self' they seek to construct are discussed in an attempt to clarify how spiritual management learning approaches are understood with the aim of clarifying a new, spiritualized form (or genre) of managerial self, which the discourse of organizational spirituality appears to seek

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Spiritual Management Development; Organizational Spirituality; Workplace Spirituality; The Self at Work; Management Learning; Management Development; Spiritualization of Management; Managerial Self; Sociology of Workplace Spirituality;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
Item ID: 2630
Depositing User: Dr. John G. Cullen
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 13:49
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: No

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