Academic Leadership Journal | Christianity in Education |

Yet, as educational leaders we have the “feeling as though something is missing in leadership studies and practice” (Howe, 1995, 78). We must ask the larger questions, “What is our meaning and purpose? and, How can we fulfill it?” (Kessler, 1998, 51). Ultimately, we must look to our philosophy and understanding of what guides us in our day-to-day lives, “our spirituality” (Stokley, 2002, 48).Spirituality included three subcategories: 1) caring for others, 2) transcendence, 3) seeking goodness and truth, and forgiveness (Rayburn and Richmond, 1996, 1999, 2003). Five leadership practices identified by Kouzes and Posner (1995) were examined. These included: 1) challenging the process, 2) inspiring a shared vision, 3) enabling others to act, 4) modeling the way, and 5) encouraging the heart.  Academic Leadership;  The Online Journal.