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The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Emphasizes the importance of spirituality for leadership

  • Integrates spirituality effectively into individual work at the team and institutional level

  • Identifies recent trends in Workplace Spirituality

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (49 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Mapping the Terrain

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Paths of Yoga: Perspective for Workplace Spirituality

      • Ashish Pandey, Ajinkya V. Navare
      Pages 101-126
    3. A Buddhist Theory of Organizational Leadership

      • Mark Kriger, Satinder Dhiman
      Pages 127-152
    4. Emotional Intelligence, Performance, and Fulfillment

      • Adam Wood, Svetlana S. Holt
      Pages 153-174
  3. Mindfulness at Work

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 175-175
    2. Mindfulness in the Context of Integrative Knowledge: Separating the Science from the Hype

      • Andrea Cherman, Francisco Eduardo Moreira Azeredo
      Pages 211-235
    3. Mindfulness and Stress Reduction: Managing Workplace Stress

      • Eugene Ohu, Emem Laguda, Kemi Ogunyemi
      Pages 237-267
  4. Servant Leadership and Followership

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 269-269
    2. Servant Leadership Across Cultures

      • Gary E. Roberts
      Pages 271-299
    3. Servant Leadership in the Workplace

      • Thomas Kohntopp, Jack McCann
      Pages 301-328
    4. Jesus as Perfect Follower

      • Rushton S. Ricketson Sr.
      Pages 329-343
    5. Servant Leadership Behavior: Leadership Development Implications

      • Gary E. Roberts, Diane Hess-Hernandez
      Pages 367-396
    6. Christian Workplace Spiritual Intelligence: A Preliminary Analysis

      • Gary E. Roberts, Diane Hess-Hernandez
      Pages 423-447
    7. Spiritual Followership: Emerging Conceptualizations

      • Joanna Elizabeth Crossman, Brian Crossman
      Pages 449-471

About this book

This book presents an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the field of Workplace Spirituality. It uses a structured yet open-ended schema to capture the best of research and practices on the subject. Presenting a clear and concise approach to spirituality in the workplace, it traces the genesis and growth of this burgeoning field and suggests trends and future directions in Workplace Spirituality. Drawing upon various theistic and non-theistic traditions of the world, it negotiates a clear dialectic of different dimensions and models of Workplace Spirituality, including the best of emerging new age spiritualties.

Weaving various strands of management, spirituality, religion, and positive psychology in a systematic manner, this Handbook provides an in-depth and critical appraisal of a wide array of topics such as: spiritual, social, and emotional intelligence; mindfulness, meaning and purpose and fulfillment at work; various forms of positive leadership such as servant, values-based, authentic, spiritual leadership; servant-followership and corporate citizenship behavior; workplace spirituality and organizational performance.


  • Spirituality in the Workplace
  • Workplace Fulfillment
  • Positive Psychology
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Self-Leadership
  • Being-Centered Leadership
  • Values-Based Leadership
  • Enlightened Leadership
  • Spirituality and Culture
  • Engaged Leadership
  • Motivation and Empowerment
  • Self-awareness and Self-mastery
  • Followership
  • Life-work Balance
  • faith, spirituality and business

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Business, Woodbury University, Burbank, USA

    Satinder Dhiman

  • Robertson School of Government, Regent University, Virginia Beach, USA

    Gary E. Roberts

  • International College of Management (ICMS), Sydney, Australia

    Joanna Elizabeth Crossman

About the editors

Satinder Dhiman (Editor-in-Chief), PhD, EdD, MBA, MCOM serves as Associate Dean, Chair, and Director of the MBA Program and Professor of Management at Woodbury University’s School of Business.  He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Tilburg University, Netherlands; a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles; an MBA from West Coast University, Los Angeles; and an MCOM (with the gold medal) from the Panjab University, India. He has also completed advanced Executive Leadership programs at Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton.

Professor Dhiman teaches courses pertaining to ethical leadership, sustainability, organizational behavior & strategy, and spirituality in the workplace in the MBA program. He has authored, co-authored, and co-edited over 17 management, leadership, and accounting related books and research monographs, including, most recently authoring:Holistic Leadership (Palgrave 2017); Gandhi and Leadership (Palgrave 2015), and Seven Habits of Highly Fulfilled People (Personhood 2012); and co-editing and co-authoring, with Dr. Joan Marques, Spirituality and Sustainability (Springer 2016) Leadership Today (Springer 2016).

He is the Editor-in-Chief of two multi-author Major Reference Works: Springer Handbook of Engaged Sustainability and Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment and Editor-in-Chief of Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment and editor of Springer Series in Management, Change, Strategy and Positive Leadership. Some of his forthcoming titles include:Leading without Power: A New Model of Highly Fulfilled LeadersBhagavad Gītā: A Catalyst for Organizational Transformation (both by Palgrave MacMillan); and Conscious Consumption: Diet, Sustainability and Wellbeing (Routledge, 2019).

The recipient of several national and international professional honors, Professor Dhiman is also the winner of Steve Allen Excellence in Education Award and the prestigious ACBSP International Teacher of the Year Award. He has presented at major international conferences and published research with his colleagues in Journal of Values-Based Leadership,Organization Development Journal, Journal of Management Development,Journal of Social ChangeJournal of Applied Business and Economics, and Performance Improvement. He also serves as Accreditation Mentor and Site Visit Team Leader for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for various universities in America, Canada, Europe, and India.

Professor Dhiman is the Founder-Director of Forever Fulfilled, a Los Angeles-based Wellbeing Consultancy that focuses on workplace wellness, sustainability, and self-leadership.

Gary E. Roberts is a Professor and Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program in the Robertson School of Government at Regent University with teaching interests in human resource management and nonprofit administration. He has held a variety of positions in human resource management within local government, the nonprofit sector, and private industry and serves on several nonprofit boards. Professor Roberts’ research interests include servant leadership within the human resource management system and the influence of spiritual intelligence on personal and organizational well-being. His 5 books and 60 academic publications primarily in the area of human resource management are widely cited. His latest books include Working the Christian Servant Leader Spiritual Intelligence and Servant Leader Human Resource Management: A Moral and Spiritual Perspective.

Joanna Elizabeth Crossman is Associate Dean: Postgraduate and International, at ICMS Sydney and an adjunct Associate Professor of Management at the University of South Australia. She has been a passionate international manager and educator for 40 years, having worked in Australia, Norway, the UK, the Middle East and East Malaysia, in both private and public positions. Joanna has authored over 50 peer reviewed works, many published in top ranking, international journals. Her publications and research are largely concerned with workplace spirituality, business ethics, interculturality and internationalisation. Joanna is co-editor of the Emerald journal, Journal of International Education in Business, a member of the Academy of Management (MSR) and a full research member of the Centre for Workplace Excellence. During her tenure at UniSA, she has undertaken leadership roles such as, Program Director of postgraduate HRM programs and Director of Research Education (Management).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment

  • Editors: Satinder Dhiman, Gary E. Roberts, Joanna Elizabeth Crossman

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-62162-3Published: 20 July 2018

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 1180

  • Number of Illustrations: 30 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Business Ethics, Organization, Business Strategy and Leadership

Buying options

eBook USD 699.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-62163-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 749.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)