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How Meditation Supports Positive Leadership Development?

Author(s) Banya Barua, John Burgess
Country Australia
Abstract The aim of the study is to examine the role of meditation in facilitating grit and flow to develop positive leaders. A conceptual framework was tested through three interrelated research questions, using longitudinal semi-structured interviews on a purposeful and convenient sample and applying qualitative methodology. Questions common to five meditation techniques and derived from integrating five leadership styles along with questions from Grit-S, Experience Sampling form and Flow-Q were used as interview guide. Analysis of interviews with leaders working in large organisations from diverse industries and management levels and practicing meditation daily for twenty minutes over a minimum of eight weeks, yielded four key findings : (1) meditation develops positive leaders; (2) manifestation of grit and flow in combination, where flow is the building brick of grit; (3) a relationship between grit and meditation through flow; (4) combined manifestation of grit–flow in relation with meditation develops positive leaders leading to the emergent theory ‘When flow is experienced repeatedly and is facilitated by meditation, grit is manifested, leading to the development of positive leaders.’ – an original contribution of this research. Positive leadership leads to organisation effectiveness. The root enablers of organisation effectiveness is self-awareness and self-regulation manifested through meditation and facilitated by positive leadership. The findings contribute fresh knowledge to theoretical studies on grit, leadership and to the practical application of meditation.
Keywords meditation, grit, flow, positive psychology, integrated leadership styles, positive leadership
Field Business Administration
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-03-31
Cite This How Meditation Supports Positive Leadership Development? - Banya Barua, John Burgess - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.15133
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