Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

Drop Shadow

The Soul of Leadership: Authentic Leadership for the 21st Century

Margaret BenefielMargaret Benefiel, PhD

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES)

With a reception to follow

This event is free and open to the public

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In twenty-first century Western culture, leaders are rewarded for their drive, decisiveness, productivity, and long work hours. What would it look like for a leader to cultivate the inner life, to step off the treadmill, to take time apart for personal reflection? What would leadership arising from a core of spiritual groundedness and compassion look like?


-- Learn what soulful leadership is and how it is manifested in practice.

--   Identify the times in your life when you have led with soul and the times you haven’t.

--  Reawaken your dreams and learn how to make them become reality.

--  Learn the power of gratitude in an organization.

--  Learn how to operationalize the mission in day-to-day organizational life.

--  Learn how individual and organizational transformation dovetail and support one another.

Margaret Benefiel, Ph.D., teaches at Andover Newton Theological School in Boston and at the Millltown Institute in Dublin, Ireland. For the 2003-2004 academic year, she held the O’Donnell Chair of Spirituality at the Milltown Institute. CEO of, Dr. Benefiel also has served as Chair of the Academy of Management's Management, Spirituality, and Religion Group. Over 1000 executives, managers, and other leaders have participated in her seminars and courses. She is the author of Soul At Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations (Seabury Books, 2005) and The Soul of a Leader: Finding Your Path to Success and Fulfillment (Crossroad, 2008) and co-editor of The Soul of Supervision: Integrating Practice and Theory. Dr. Benefiel has also written for The Leadership Quarterly, Management Communication Quarterly, Managerial Finance, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Organization, Personal Excellence, America, Presence, The Way, Studies in Spirituality, Radical Grace, and Faith at Work.