Key Factors and Use Cases of Servant Leadership Driving Organizational Performance

Key Factors and Use Cases of Servant Leadership Driving Organizational Performance

Maria Pressentin (International School of Management, France)
Release Date: December, 2021|Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 368
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8820-8
ISBN13: 9781799888208|ISBN10: 1799888207|EISBN13: 9781799888222|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799888215
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Description:

Effective leadership is a major influence in the value creation for the success and sustainability required for organizations to thrive. Servant leader, or service minded-behaving leader, motivation and interactions tend to promote exemplary performance and collaboration in organizations. This is a 21st century must-have workplace-applicable style to develop cohesive high performing teams, purposeful and engaging environments, and build trust and organization vitality.

Key Factors and Use Cases of Servant Leadership Driving Organizational Performance provides findings and recommendations to support practical application of servant leadership theory for the 21st century economy. Moreover, the book seeks to share evidence of how servant or service mindset and behavior-oriented leaders might mitigate organizational existing conditions to promote team member empowerment through servant-like interactions, as a result influencing their performance. Covering topics such as empathetic leadership and employee satisfaction, it is ideal for executives, managers, researchers, practitioners, aspiring leaders, educational institutions/libraries, academicians, consulting firms, and students.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Transformations
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathetic Leadership
  • Employee Productivity
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Follower-Centric Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Personnel Management
  • Respect and Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Shepherd Leadership
  • Strategic Leadership and Service
Reviews and Testimonials

Servant Leadership is by far the most powerful model for leaders to inspire trust, confidence, creativity, and effectiveness in their teams. Maria's expert research and thoughtful approach to studying servant leadership is to our benefit, as this work shows us not only the data on why it works, but also how leaders can move towards this style of leadership themselves to help their teams and businesses thrive."

– Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times#1 bestselling author of "Triggers," "Mojo," and "What Got You Here Won’t Get You There."

Maria Pressentin has assembled a useful, well written, set of creative essays and cases to enhance the reader’s skills and capacities to become a servant leader. This book is a powerful learning resource for any practicing leader who seeks to become an agent of organizational effectiveness. Read it, enjoy it, and apply its’ content to grow more effective.

– Dr. Drea Zigarmi, Coauthor of the New York Times best-selling book “Leadership in the One Minute Manager.”

The research is increasingly clear that leaders who are ‘others-focused’ vs self-focused will drive higher performance with their teams and across the organization. This book brings together compelling research demonstrating the power of Servant Leadership in helping leaders build higher levels of trust and followership while helping organizations achieve outcomes ranging from increased innovation and effective decision making to higher levels of employee retention and empowerment.

– Howard Farfel, CEO, TalentSmart EQ

This book makes a very important contribution to the literature on the new approach to leadership needed in today’s complex, constantly evolving environment. It makes accessible the deep research and fact-based evidence that underlies the principles and practices of servant leadership, and clearly demonstrates the powerful impact this has on people, organizations and society. As a foremost scholar and practitioner in the field, with extensive experience working with senior leaders of major organizations around the world, Maria has produced a marvelous work that will be of great interest and use to leaders, coaches, consultants and researchers.”

– Michael Lurie, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Maria Pressentin has written a must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to unlock the power of servant leadership to drive organizational performance. Read this book - and learn from one of the best.

– Claus Skadkjaer, President Asia, Plastic Bank

This book is a delightful and significant compendium, illustrating facets of how servant leadership is testified in organizations with success. Dr. Maria Pressentin, and her colleagues, take us into a journey of actionable insights for effective leadership language and choices. This is definitely a must-read primer when considering organizational and people capabilities design.

– NC Prakash, Vice President, Human Resources (Asia Pacific), Rohde & Schwarz

A powerful approach full of important information of our time providing a delightful guide to establish the principles for success in any organization I highly recommend this book to executives where they can find a source of great ideas performed in a solid work that strongly improves their visions.”

– Dr. Edward De Marta, Managing Director at Ulma Formwork Singapore Pte Ltd.

This book covers hot topics of high relevance for corporations. It’s about how you can empower teams, be inclusive and provide people with a sense of belonging. It’s also about driving performance with the human as a ‘whole being’ in mind, rather than just a ‘headcount’. Embedding servant leadership in organizations is a powerfully successful and economically impactful approach towards delivering on these ambitions.

– Elisabeth Staudinger, President Asia Pacific Siemens Healthineers

This book is a must read for understanding in details how servant leadership, by focusing primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong, is a key element of value creation contributing to the success and sustainability of organizations. It helps people to develop and perform as highly as possible and contributes to the organizational mission and vision.

– Dr. Stéphane Saussier, Sorbonne Business School, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
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