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Revitalizing the Spirit of Management Training

, Political Science Department and the W. O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, United States

IJTEM Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 2155-5605 Publisher: IGI Global


The way management has been traditionally taught is linked to a management theory that dismisses the personal aspects of life. To better position managers in their organizations today, they need to embrace and apply a spiritual connotation to the work they do. By exploring how management training needs to change to include a mindset that accepts both the appeal to control and the need to be responsive to the spiritual side of both manager and employees, this article describes new skills and activities needed to engage in spiritual management. It describes traditional management theory briefly and then applies a spiritual application to that traditional work of management. With this new understanding, managers can prepare themselves to help workers be productive and useful while also helping them find meaning and personal fulfillment in the work.


Fairholm, M. (2016). Revitalizing the Spirit of Management Training. International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing, 6(1), 1-18. IGI Global. Retrieved January 26, 2022 from .