Role of Spiritual Intelligence in Leadership Roles with Special Reference to Educational Institutions
Shraddha Wilfred1, Richa Arora2, Surbhi Jain3

1Ms. Shraddha Wilfred, Officiating Director, NIT Graduate School of Management, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

2Ms. Richa Arora, Group CEO and Director, Regenesys Institute of Management, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

3Ms. Surbhi Jain, Head of Academics, Regenesys Institute of Management, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Manuscript received on 10 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 24 May 2019 | PP: 149-158 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F22250486S219/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: Spiritual intelligence is a higher dimension of intelligence that activates the qualities and capabilities of the authentic self, in the form of wisdom, compassion, integrity, joy, love, creativity, and peace. Consequently, spiritual intelligence is the means of personal and professional success and fulfilment. With development in the educational industry observed in the past two decades, Spiritual intelligence has made its prominent existence with improvements in a wide range of important life skills and work skills. When leadership roles are combined with Spiritual Intelligence, it is named a Spiritual Leadership. Spiritual leadership involves the application of spiritual values and principles to the workplace. A spiritual leader understands the importance of employees finding meaning in their work and demonstrates a genuine concern for the “whole” person, not just the employee. In this paper, we shall try to analyse the importance of Spiritual Leadership in educational institutes and how it helps to enhance the Work Systems of a school. The paper analyses a model school ‘Kasturbatai Convent’ where the Principal has adopted and implemented Spiritual Leadership and analyse its impact on the school’s productivity. Need for the Study Research on the impact of leadership styles on employee job satisfaction is abundant. But, there is little attention given to the research on the impact of spiritual leadership, specifically, to the employee job satisfaction. This study attempts to provide a framework on the relationship between spiritual leadership variables, quality of work life and organizational performance in a multidimensional approach and hopeful to fill the knowledge gap and enrich the body of knowledge in the spiritual leadership theory. The study is done with reference to Educational Institutes and emphasis shall be given on various methods to be adopted by Principles and Leaders of educational institutions to ensure that Spiritual Leadership is practiced effectively in educational institutions.

Keywords: Spiritual Intelligence, Spiritual Leadership, Education.
Scope of the Article: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning