The Association Between Meditation, Egocentrism, and Workplace Spirituality

Banya Barua, John Burgess

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An analytical framework seeking to understand the application of practicing meditation towards mediating egocentrism is presented. It emphasises achieving emotional balance. It is assessed through four propositions on whether practicing meditation facilitates a decrease in egocentrism: If duration is increased, do practitioners progress from Dharana to Dhyana? If “one pointed” attention of meditation technique is used, does it counter egocentrism? and, When both aspects of practicing meditation are used, does the practitioner develop positive leadership? It contributes to the studies on management, leadership, and people practices. It mainly contributes to the studies on egocentrism and will facilitate transforming egocentric leaders into using positive attributes and becoming productive in leadership style, assessing and transforming the younger generation of potential leaders into positive leaders, and in guiding business education to develop leaders free of egocentrism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Integrating Spirituality in Modern Workplaces
EditorsNaval Garg, Bijender Punia
Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781668425336
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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