Religion is a force to be reckoned with no matter how much we try to avoid the topic itself. Leaders may be overtly religious or have a belief system formed outside of organized religion but the fact remains that our beliefs play a role in our work life and decisions. Where, how, to what extent are all good questions to ask.
This discussion tries to make the connection between spirituality and leadership:
- What is spirituality?
- What is leadership?
- How does spirituality affect leadership?
- How is this different from other factors affecting leadership?
CIOs, like the rest of mankind, are trying to make sense of life. Work is an integral part of living. Often, we fail to make a connection or have been conditioned not to! This is a good discussion for a CIO to have so we understand what drives us.