Leading schools spiritually: Some speculative insights into Arab societies

Izhar Oplatka*, Tahani Hassan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Workplace spirituality and, particularly, the concept of spiritual leadership have received much attention in the business literature in many Anglo-American countries. Together, both concepts refer to inner life, a search for meaningful work, calling and membership. The current paper revisits these concepts from a cultural perspective. More specifically, it compares the essentials of spiritual leadership with the fundamental characteristics of the Arab culture and suggests alternative conceptualizations of its components in the Arab world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)892-903
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Leadership in Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2023


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