Rational, Ethical and Spiritual Perspectives on Leadership

Selected Writings

by Peter Pruzan (Author)
©2009 Monographs XVIII, 322 Pages
Series: Frontiers of Business Ethics, Volume 7


The author’s experiences in many organizational and cultural contexts are reflected in this book’s selection from his writings during the past twenty years. They portray an evolution in his mind-set – from rational to ethical to spiritual perspectives on leadership. This evolution is not just a personal matter; it reflects developments that are taking place, although usually tacitly, at the individual and corporate level throughout the world.
A primary motivation underlying the development of the book is to inspire leaders as well as teachers and students of leadership to integrate their hearts, minds and souls when making decisions, and to develop the awareness and conviction that wise and successful leadership is concerned not only with effectiveness and wealth generation, but also with contributing to the well-being and fulfilment of all those whom one serves as a leader.
The book is divided into six interrelated themes: Morals and Ethics; Ethical Accounting; Values and Leadership; Identity; Responsibility; and Spiritual-based Leadership.


XVIII, 322
ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2009 (August)
Wealth Responsibility Conflict and Consensus Morals and Ethics
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2009. XVIII, 322 pp., 1 ill., 2 tables

Biographical notes

Peter Pruzan (Author)

The Author: Peter Pruzan is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, and Visiting Professor at Sri Sathya Sai University in India. He has a B.Sc. from Princeton University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Ph.D. in operations research from Case-Western Reserve University and an advanced doctoral degree in mathematical economics from the University of Copenhagen. He has been the president of an international consulting firm and has authored twelve books and well over 100 articles in academic journals, originally focusing on operations research and economic planning, but during the past twenty years primarily on organizational ethics, ethical accounting, values in leadership, corporate responsibility and spiritual-based leadership.


Title: Rational, Ethical and Spiritual Perspectives on Leadership