Leonard Doohan, Gonzaga University Professor Emeritus of religious studies and the former dean of the former Gonzaga Graduate School, recently published the book titled, “Spiritual Leadership: The Quest for Integrity” through Paulist Press.
“Spiritual Leadership,” inspired by Robert Greenleaf’s “Servant Leadership,” focuses on integrating leadership roles with personal values. This type of leadership is a call motivated by faith and love that can be life-changing, leading to conversion or a new vision of one’s role in the world. Doohan argues that to be a leader today requires new qualities such as faith, vocation, vision, integrity, community-building, contemplation and spirituality. He also outlines the way an organization led by a spiritual leader develops, and he addresses the current atmosphere of abuse of power and arrogance.
Doohan’s text is “a profound guidebook for leaders of the future, who live their values, who keep their faith,” noted Frances Hesselbein, chair of the Leader to Leader Institute.
It is a “caring work which picks up where Robert K. Greenleaf’s ‘Servant Leadership’ left off. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the spiritual meaning of servant leadership,” said Larry Spears, president emeritus of the Greenleaf Center.
Doohan, who earned his doctorate of sacred theology from Teresianum in Rome, taught in Gonzaga’s religious studies department for 30 years and served as dean of the GU Graduate School for 13 years. He has written 15 books, including “Luke: The Perennial Spirituality,” “Leisure: A Spiritual Need,” “The Lay-Centered Church: Theology and Spirituality” and “Acts of Apostles: Building Faith Communities,” among others. In addition to his books, Doohan has written many articles, lectured and given workshops worldwide. He also organized local and regional conferences on leadership within several contexts.
For more information, contact Doohan at (509) 323-6799 or via e-mail at . To order “Spiritual Leadership,” visit the Paulist Press Web site.