Spiritual Development in Executive Coaching

Dr. Jody Fry (Texas A&M) and I collaborated on a paper for the Academy of Management Annual Conference this year and received a Best Paper Award. We subsequently developed aspects of the initial paper. Our article was just published in the Journal of Management Development. The abstract can be found here. In this article we discuss how executives, like others, have spiritual and religious needs and lives. Leaders lead from who they are and spirituality and religion may be part of who the leader is. In line with the concept of whole person development we explore how spiritual development can be included in executive coaching, as well as how to overcome the challenges of doing this.