Spirituality beyond Repertoire- Leadership and Happiness Perspectives – SMS-Varanasi Among Top-50 B-Schools in INDIA
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Before the onset of the 21st century, the term’ Spirituality’ remained a very protected, insulated, and lesser visual concept, attracting the attention and touch of a specific genre of more than matured people only. Laced with acute materialism, the mass has considered spirituality nothing more than a ridiculous, irrelevant, and even derogatory idea. But the massive jolt felt alongside the global economic crisis during the first decade of the century caused a serendipitous arrival of the word–Spirituality–along with the terms, values, and ethics, in the ordinary person’s vocabulary. Today, it is a pervasive buzzword practiced by the masses in plural ways. Its past, present, and future instigated us to transform 36 insightful papers to the present Compilation– ‘Spirituality Beyond Repertoire: Leadership and Happiness Perspectives.’ Each article is thought-provoking and is food for the mind and soul. Spirituality, Happiness, and Harmony have been highly demanding issues and become more contemporaneous when the recently declared World Happiness Report 2018 places India on 133rd Rank against its previous Ranking of 122nd in 2017. World’s largest democracy downgraded by eleven positions in just one year is indeed a matter of grave concern. It isn’t very respectful to find India standing today much behind other SAARC nations.

About the Author

P. N. Jha, Director, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, India

Professor P. N. Jha, endowed with a rare degree of D. Litt. in Management, has been associated with managerial academics and its administration for the past 33 years. Before joining SMS, Varanasi as its Director in 2005, Prof. Jha worked as Director of JDIMT, Punjab, and IBM, Bela, Darbhanga. Apart from academic administration, his areas of interest in teaching and research are Advertising Communications and Consumer Behaviour, to which both of his Ph. D. and D. Litt. Level works have innovatively contributed. A recipient of the prestigious Dewang Mehta B-School Leadership Award, Prof. Jha has equally been associated with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as an assessor for the past eight years and an Expert Member, Academic Council, L N Mithila University, Darbhanga.

Pallavi Pathak, Associate Professor, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, India

Dr. Pallavi Pathak is into Management teaching and research for more than a decade after a brief stint of six years of corporate experience. Having done a Ph.D. from the Institute of Management Studies (erstwhile Faculty of Management Sciences), Banaras Hindu University, Dr. Pathak specializes in Behavioural Studies and HR. She has authored a book titled ‘Organisational Effectiveness in Centres of Higher Learning.’ She has to her credit many papers also published in journals of repute. Dr Pallavi Pathak has been conferred with the Teacher with Higher Potential award. She has attended numerous Conferences and Seminars and presented papers therein.

Publisher: Excel India Publishers
Authors: Prof. P.N. Jha; Dr Pallavi Pathak
ISBN: 978-93-88237-3
No. of Pages: 302
Year:2019