About two years ago, the Belgian federal government started a training program for the middle management on human oriented leadership, called “Vitruvius”. It was based on the middle management first, because they are often the bridge between the top and the collaborators. One of the goals was also to create a self-steering network afterwards, covering different departments.
I was in the first group following this program and I’m still quite active in the network. I’m engaged in different workgroups, such as a group about appreciative inquiry, a group on mindfulness, a group on story-telling, …
In fact, there were a lot of similarities between this program and the OBOD-course. So it gives me the opportunity to explore my druidism in a working context. We are about to investigate another theme to organise a network-activity: spirituality.
I believe leadership is a spiritual path as well and I’m convinced that, when spirituality comes into play, the style of leadership will automatically be a more servant style of leadership. But exactly at what point does spirituality come into play? Is there a certain development required to reach a certain level of spirituality? How exactly does spirituality affect on leadership? You see, there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered. We only just arrived in the exploration phase.
So, I just wonder if some of you have any experiences with spirituality and leadership. Any reading suggestions or just an opinion about this fascinating topic?
In search for interesting activities linked to this theme of spirituality, I came across the “Transformation game”. It looks quite interesting and useful to explore ones own personal spiritual development in relation with leadership. Does anyone have any experiences with this game, and especially in the topics of leadership and spirituality?
Thanks a lot for all your suggestions, stories, experiences, ideas, …