Practicing Servant Leadership

Developments in Implementation

  • Dirk van Dierendonck
  • Kathleen Patterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Dirk van Dierendonck, Kathleen Patterson
    Pages 1-7
  3. Positioning Servant Leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Justin A. Irving
      Pages 25-42
  4. Becoming the Servant Leader

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Armin Pircher Verdorfer, Johannes Arendt
      Pages 101-116
  5. Building a Servant Leadership Culture

  6. Towards a Servant Leadership Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Jane Waddell, Kathleen Patterson
      Pages 211-230
    3. Miguel Martinez de Castro Pinto Luz, Milton Sousa
      Pages 231-248
    4. Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir, Kasper Edwards, Lotta Dellve
      Pages 249-273
  7. Armin Pircher Verdorfer, Johannes Arendt
    Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 272-296

About this book


Building on the original writings of Robert K. Greenleaf, this edited collection provides new insights into servant leadership theory and broadens the conceptual framework with a developmental perspective on modern organisations. Bringing together a group of active servant leadership researchers and practitioners from around the world, this book applies Greenleaf’s original ideas to current challenges within today’s businesses. The authors explore theoretical topics such as purposefulness, compassion, personal growth and mindfulness, as well as providing practical models for implementing a servant leadership culture within organisations, with a particular focus on public administration and the health care industry.


human resource management organization leadership culture employee development work environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk van Dierendonck
    • 1
  • Kathleen Patterson
    • 2
  1. 1.Rotterdam School of ManagementErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of Business and LeadershipRegent UniversityVirginia Beach, VAUSA

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