Ethical Leadership. Indian and European Spiritual Approaches

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Madhumita Chatterji & Laszlo Zsolnai (eds.) Ethical Leadership. Indian and European Spiritual Approaches. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016. (This book may be available at: Palgrave)

Addressing issues of human values, ethics, spirituality and leadership in business the authors of this volume create a dialogue and interchange between Indian and European cultural traditions. Topics include spiritual orientations to business in Hindu, Buddhist and Christian traditions; the effect of spirituality upon contemporary leadership theories; sustainable business models in India and Europe and a comparison between Indian and European philosophies of leadership. In exploring what India and Europe can offer to one another in the development of ethical business leadership, the book aims to demonstrate ways to achieve sustainability, peace and well-being.

Praise for the book:

"This unique collection looks at leadership through the lens of spirituality. Both academics and practitioners will find insights into how awareness of our connection to each other on a shared planet can change the ways that we lead, do business, and regard economics and the environment."

Professor Joanne B. Ciulla, Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, USA

"Madhumita Chatterji and Laszlo Zsolnai have edited a much-needed volume. It provides rich insights into the differences and similarities between European and Indian approaches to the ethical and spiritual dimensions of leadership. These insights are provided by scholars who are well-grounded in the cultures of both of these “continents”."

Professor Emeritus Peter Pruzan, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Visiting Professor, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India

"A startling breakthrough in scholarship and case study on the India-Europe cross-fertilization of ethics and spirituality. The authors enliven and apply traditional Indian wisdom literature to enable spiritual leaders to develop mindful leadership, democracy, co-creativity and co-responsibility in creating alternative management models aimed at empowering people to flourish in their organization."

Dr. Mike Thompson, Chairman of GoodBrand London, UK and Visiting Professor of Management Practice, China-Europe International Business School Shanghai, China

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