Divided No More: Spirituality in Academic Leadership

  • José Fernando Davalos


We are in the midst of a crisis of confidence in the leadership spearheading many of our domestic and global institutions. Consequently, the need for future research and changes within the academic workplace are vital; corporate officers, managers, business and scientific leaders come from our universities; the divided soul of the corporate decision-maker has been taught by the divided soul of the teacher. In academia we are experts at disconnecting intellect from emotion and spirit; to live an undivided life requires from academics to act and speak on the outside in ways consonant with the truth they know inside. A new paradigm of leadership, more suited for the universities, is not upon developing others' spirituality, but focusing upon one's own.