Mindful Authoring Through Invocation: Leaders’ Constitution of a Spiritual Organization

Boris H. J. M. Brummans, Jennie M. Hwang and Pauline Hope Cheong. (2013). Mindful Authoring Through Invocation: Leaders’ Constitution of a Spiritual Organization. Management Communication Quarterly March 18, 2013 0893318913479176

Abstract: This article examines how those who hold leadership positions in an internationally renowned Taiwanese Buddhist humanitarian organization establish themselves as legitimate authors of their organization by invoking a spiritual leader in their daily interactions and use this invocation to author their organization with a shared sense of compassion and wisdom. In so doing, this article extends the literature on mindful organizing and offers practical insights into the cultivation of mindfulness in an organizational setting. In particular, this study underscores the importance of understanding how a spiritual organization is communicatively constituted by voicing a revered figure into everyday situations, illustrating the profound connections between voice, invocation, and vocation.

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