Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World?
Religion is often a taboo. Yet, leaders need to put religion back on the agenda – to take it seriously, to be aware of its pitfalls and opportunities, to be inclusive, and to capture religion as a force for good.
The new study on religion & leadership can be downloaded here. Blogposts about the study are here and here. An article and radio feature (in German) here. Here is a link to an executive education course that builds on study insights.
Pitfalls & opportunities
Religion is a double-edged sword. In the study, I identify four pitfalls and four opportunities for leaders:How should leaders engage with religion?
The study suggests five ways forward:
- Take religion seriously
- Harness the power of religion, be wary of its downsides
- If religious, find personal and social balance
- Put religion on the diversity agenda
- Offer room for faith
Impressions from the LEAD launch event