DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2017.298">

Spirituality and leader forgiveness: The role of spiritual self-regulation

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Conference Proceeding

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Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017


In the context of monotheistic religions, it is argued that spirituality transforms the meaning of phenomena related to transgression and forgiveness, and thereby paves the way for a spiritual (as opposed to mundane) self-regulation which facilitates forgiveness by leaders. “Do not try to get even. Do not hold anything against any of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as you love yourself.” (Leviticus 19:18) “Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.” (Matthew 5:44) “Adopt forgiveness (as your way of life)” (Quran 7:199) “[The Paradise is prepared for the God-wary]... those who restraint their anger, and those who forgive people. And God loves the benevolent.” (Quran 3:134)

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DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2017.298