Synthesizing the Literature on Servant Leadership Theories and Decision Making: Suggestions for Potential Moderators and Mediators

Synthesizing the Literature on Servant Leadership Theories and Decision Making: Suggestions for Potential Moderators and Mediators

Yasir Hayat Mughal (The Qurtuba University of Science and IT, Pakistan)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4996-3.ch005

Abstract

This chapter presents the different theories and models of servant leadership styles and strategic decision-making styles. The number of models and theories of both the variables are presented in this chapter. Also, at end of this chapter, new moderators and mediators are introduced with the help of the diagram. Future researchers can use this new model and explore the new model of servant leadership styles with strategic decision making.
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Background Of The Servant Leadership

Definition of the servant leader is given by Leaf that “natural feeling that one wants to serve, serve first”. Also, the servant should assure that the interest of employees should be a top priority (Leaf, 1976, Spears, 2005; Irving, 2004). Servant leadership is a long-term transformational approach that can bring positive change in the societies (Spears, 2005). The idea of servant leadership was taken by Robert K Greenleaf from the book written by Herman Hesse’s “A short journey to the east”. A group of people was going on a religious quest. They had one servant who works for them until he disappeared and people found that they are unable to carry on their religious quest because their servant who as leading them is disappeared. From that book, Greenleaf got the idea and wrote a book name “servant as Leader”.

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