Margaret Benefiel, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Shalem Institute (, has served as Chair of the Academy of Management’s Management, Spirituality, and Religion Group.  She also serves as Co-chair of the Christian Spirituality Group of the American Academy of Religion, and has held various leadership roles in Spiritual Directors International. Over 2,000 executives, managers, and other leaders have participated in her seminars and courses.  Author of Soul at Work and The Soul of a Leader, and co-editor of The Soul of Supervision and The Soul of Higher Education (forthcoming), Dr. Benefiel has also written for The Leadership Quarterly, Management Communication Quarterly, Managerial Finance, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Organization, Personal Excellence, Psychology of Religion and SpiritualityAmericaPresence, The Way, Studies in Spirituality, Radical Grace, and Faith at Work.  She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C. and enjoys hiking, cycling, reading novels, and scuba diving in her free time.

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