Investigating the Mediating role of Goal Clarify in the Relationship between Spiritual Leadership and project Success: Evidence from Software Industry


  • Muhammad Anwa Khan PhD Scholar, Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Syed Tahir Hussain Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Saadullah Shah PhD Fellow, Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan


leadership style, Spiritual leadership, goal clarity, project success and critical success factor


The basic aim of the current study is to examine whether there is any relationship between Spiritual leadership (SL) and project Success (PS) through mediating role of goal clarity (GC). For this purpose this study used quantitative research approach and test the all statistical results through SmartPLS for 326 responded gathered from employs that were associated with software projects in the education and health care industries of Islamabad and Rawalpindi region, Pakistan. All the proposed hypothesis were accepted and result validated that SL is positively and significantly backing to GC and PS. In addition to this, findings also show that GC is shown positive and significant impact on PS and GC is positively and significantly mediate the linkages between SL and PS. There is a key evidence that research on SL and PS is too limited. Therefore, this study using the causal SL theory that identified that how SL is crucial for PS and provide a valuable extension to the SL in the project management literature. This research also disscuss the theortical, practical of this reearch and provide the future recomeneation for further exploration.