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An inquiry into the nature, activities
results of leading from a spiritual
The Global Dharma Center (GDC) has created a
from its “Spiritual Based Leadership (SBL) Research
Programme” from which researchers, teachers, students,
authors, consultants, and leaders may draw material for
their own purposes at no cost.
knowledge-base contains 33 full-length
interviews with spiritual-based leaders from 6 continents
and 16 countries around the world. You can access data from
the knowledge-base in two ways: (1) download the full knowledge-base in 4 volumes; or (2) use
subject criteria to find excerpts and stories from all of the
interviews. All of the download files are in Acrobat PDF
Copyright Protocols for the SBL Research Knowledge-Base
In keeping with the mission of GDC, our writings and
research are volunteer service work, with the intention to
make the results of our service projects freely and widely
available to anyone in the world, with no-cost access and
downloading from our website.
In that spirit, please note the following protocols for
using any portion of the SBL knowledge-base:
You may use up to a total of 5,000
words in any single published work (article, workbook,
book, or other publication), workshop, presentation or
speech without any further permission. If you wish to
use more than 5,000 words in any single published work,
workshop, presentation or speech, you must first secure
written permission by contacting GDC at
Whether you use more or less than 5,000 words, the
following acknowledgement must be stated:
Quotations extracted from the
public knowledge base of the “Spiritual Based Leadership
Research Programme” are © 2006 by the Global Dharma
Center (GDC). GDC retains the copyright to all excerpts
from this knowledge base.
If you wish to use more than 5,000 words in any single
published work (article, workbook, book, or other
publication), workshop, presentation or speech, you agree not to receive any personal income (such
as royalties or fees) for that work, workshop,
presentation or speech, except as noted in #4 below.
If (a) you wish to quote more than 5,000 words in a
published work, workshop, presentation or speech, and
(b) you work for an established educational institution
teaching students or faculty, or for an
organisation teaching employees – then you
may receive your salary for that time as payment
permitted under these protocols.
You are permitted to charge money in relation to the use
of excerpts from the GDC/SBL knowledge base only to
reimburse direct expenses such as materials, room rental
and food provided for a workshop, travel expenses, etc.
If you have any questions about these guidelines, please
and we will be happy to help you. Thank you for serving
others in the spirit of this volunteer programme!