Call for Chapters: Key Factors and Use Cases of Servant Leadership Driving Corporate Performance


Maria Pressentin, Researcher at International School of Management (ISM, Paris) and Chief Knowledge Officer at Leadership Scientific, Malaysia

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 14, 2021
Full Chapters Due: June 27, 2021


The turn of 21s Century is marked by heightened attention towards several evolutionary developments, such as: the digital transformation and its scalability, growth by mergers and acquisitions, the deregulated investment and business funding technologies, the movement on diversity-inclusion-equity-belonging, the multi-generational collaboration disparities, the UN renewed social-environmental impact goals, the Covid 19 pandemic, the predicament of leading in risky times, and more. Bankable solutions are carried out in the name of results and performance, bringing about the questions of: What does it take for organizations to sustain growth, or simply to exist? We contend that effective leadership is a major influence in the value creation for the success and sustainability required for organizations to thrive. Servant leaders, or service minded-behaving leaders' motivations and interactions tend to promote exemplary performance and collaboration in organizations, a 21st Century must-have workplace applicable style, to develop cohesive high performing teams, purposeful and engaging environments, build trust and organization vitality.


This book intends to provide findings and recommendations to support practical application of servant leadership theory for the 21st Century economy, leveraging a multi-regional context. This publication also seeks to share evidence of how servant or service mindset and behavior-oriented leaders might mitigate organizational existing conditions, to promote team members' empowerment through servant like interactions, as a result, influencing their performance. Practical implications involve the recommendations to adopt the most relevant leadership mindset and behaviors to generate optimally motivating conditions in individuals and teams in achieving organizational performance.

Target Audience

This publication intends to provide executives, researchers and practitioners evidence of how servant leadership or service oriented mindset and behaviors from leaders influence and drive organizational performance. We hope to inspire, those that lead and educate leaders, with a compass of rich insights for designing stake-holder-centric and sustainable organizational cultures. Target audience: Executives in organizations (MNCs, SMEs, NGOs, Government Institutions); Talents and aspiring leaders; Educational institutions/libraries; Researchers; Consulting firms; Implementation practitioners of cultural shifts practitioners; Merger and acquisitions integration practitioners; Succession planners; HR professionals; OD professionals; L&D professionals; Conference organizers and audiences; Summits organizers and audiences; Forums organizers and audiences; Symposiums organizers and audiences.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics, but not limited to: Servant leadership; Service (mindset and behaviors) driving leadership performance and contribution; Respect & leadership; Leading in Covid times and risk; Leadership during pandemic situation; Diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging leadership; Leadership, trust vs control and psychological safety; Digital transformation and leadership; Leadership as strategy; Strategic leadership and service; Leading diverse generations; Leadership for entrepreneurs or corporate entrepreneurs; Service and impact with entrepreneurs/corporate entrepreneurs; Leading corporate social responsibility vis-a-vis engagement and performance; Responsible, authentic, empathic leadership in relation to service and performance; Others' focused leadership and positive outcomes towards performance; Servant leadership comparison with other leadership concepts and organizational performance in practice; Artificial intelligence and leadership; Artificial intelligence and emotional intelligence in the workplace; Organizational investment and leadership of service; Future of work and leadership; Followers' respect in the leadership equation; Follower-centric leadership; Follower empowerment or empowerment of employees; Performance and leadership in specific regions, sub-regions, countries; Employee satisfaction, engagement, productivity, LMX; The emotional intelligence of service; Leading high performing teams, organizations and individuals vis-a-vis service mindset; Leading cultural change challenges and success conditions; Leading merger and acquisitions successfully; Virtual leadership effectively and service.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 14, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 16, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 27, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Key Factors and Use Cases of Servant Leadership Driving Corporate Performance. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

April 14, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 16, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
June 27, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
August 10, 2021: Review Results Returned
September 21, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
October 5, 2021: Final Chapter Submission



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