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To Be A Servant Leader

Author(s): Stephen Prosser

ISBN13: 9780809144679

ISBN10: 0809144670


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  • TO BE A SERVANT-LEADER is an important guide for everyone who must leadóor who aspires to leadóin any type of organization or situation. Drawing on the servant-leadership principles of Robert Greenleaf, author Stephen Prosser read the Bible closely and discovered a treasure trove of insights into the characteristics of an effective leaderóas examples of bad ones. TO BE A SERVANT-LEADER draws on biblical examples to identify the main characteristics and principles of leadership. The author groups these characteristics or principles under the following headings: ?» the nature and qualities of servant-leadership; ?» the work of the servant-leader; ?» the appointment of servant-leaders and the question of succession; ?» servant-leadership and management; ?» servant-leadership and followers; ?» when leadership goes wrong. This practical and inspiring book skillfully brings these insights together in a way that sharpens their impact. Each sub-section ends with a set of questions for the reader to consider. The author concludes by outlining the business, inspirational, and moral reasons why he himself became an adherent of servant-leadership.

    Stephen Prosser is professor of leadership and organization development at the Business School in the University of Glamorgan, and is on the editorial board of two journals, including the International Journal of Servant-Leadership.

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