Servant Leadership Theory

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The magnum opus of Robert Greenleaf, Servant Leadership is a recent theory of leadership that argues that the most effective leaders are servants of their people. Unlike many approaches to leadership, which offer suggestions on how top-level leaders can influence and motivate those further down the hierarchy, servant leaders puts its emphasis on collaboration, trust, empathy and ethics. Greenleaf first presented the theory in a 1970 essay, “The Servant as Leader.”

14 Leadership Studies – Quick Overview of Leadership

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14 Fascinating Theories from Leadership Studies. There are dozens of fascinating theories from the field that can help you become a better leader or at the very least offer insights into the reasons why we act the way we do when leading or being led. GREAT MAN THEORY. That’s the basis behind this early 20th century theory proposed by Thomas Carlyle. TRAIT THEORY. PARTICIPATIVE LEADERSHIP THEORY. LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE THEORY.