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Leveraging the Power of Servant Leadership

Building High Performing Organizations


  • Presents a research-based model for servant leadership and then connects that model to current issues in leadership studies

  • Presents a typology for Leadership and Servant Leadership terms to address the key confusion points within these concepts

  • Offers a non-traditional approach to the understanding and practice of leadership


About this book


This book provides a consistent model to understand leadership as a dynamic combination of vision, action, mobilization, and change. It puts servant leadership into a historical and theoretical context while providing a research-based approach and conceptual model that deepens our understanding of the topic. Further, it provides ways to implement this approach to leadership in real organizational settings. The goal is to bridge the gap between scholarly research and the practical realities of leadership within organizations, communities, and society at large. The author presents the Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) and model with research support which will guide students and leaders in evaluating organizational health and effectiveness. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityWest Palm Beach, FLUSA

About the authors

James Laub is Professor of Leadership Studies at the MacArthur School of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA. He is the President of Servant Leader Performance (SLP) and is the creator of the Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) which measures organizational health from a servant leadership perspective. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Leveraging the Power of Servant Leadership
  • Book Subtitle Building High Performing Organizations
  • Authors James Laub
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-77142-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08380-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-77143-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 335
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Business Strategy/Leadership
    Business Ethics
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