Home

Leadership

Management

Success at Work

About us

Stuff

Contact

Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is a very popular leadership model. It was developed by Robert K. Greenleaf in 1970.

What's the difference between servant and green leaders? Servant leaders claim to have a different model of leadership, but being a green leader just means showing leadership on green issues.

Servant leadership is a confused idea that is preventing us from reaping the full potential of leadership. We need to stop romanticizing leadership so it can blossom in mundane contexts and be shown by employees with no desire to serve anything or anybody.

The servant leadership bandwagon is still on track but needs to be derailed. It's a bad idea because it's paternalistic and gets in the way of employee engagement.

One of my reasons for criticizing servant leadership is to get away from ALL concepts of leadership that portray it as a role in charge of people. My aim is to develop a model of leadership that includes bottom-up leadership.

Leadership & Management Featured

We often think of leadership in terms of traits or competencies but we also have leadership models: Level 5 Leadership (Jim...

The evidence is clear: engaged employees are more productive than their disengaged peers. A Towers Perrin survey1 found...

A lot of people feel that leadership isn't a role but what does it mean exactly to reject this idea? Is there any sense to...

What is the meaning of management today? Everyone manages something, even if it just themselves, their personal finances...

A hotly debated issue: some are adamant that leadership isn't a role, but the feeling that it must be persists. What's the...

Julian Birkinshaw's desire to reinvent management is to be applauded. His article, "Reinventing Management" in the Jan/Feb...