Prosocial Leadership, Religious Motivation, and Global Stewardship

  • Timothy EwestEmail author
  • Michael Weeks
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


This chapter considers the interconnections between prosocial leadership, religious motivation, and stewardship. Prosocial leaders, as defined by Ewest T (Prosocial leadership: understanding and developing prosocial behavior in individuals and organizations. Palgrave McMillian. Publication Pending, London, 2017b), are servant leaders who are motivated by and respond to their own empathy and, without regard to punishment or reward, act altruistically to improve the welfare of those they serve. Prosocial leaders are central to developing stewards who are holistic leaders that lead themselves, their fellow employees, and their organizations to financial, social, and environmental sustainability. This prosocial orientation sometimes comes at a cost to these leaders as they sacrifice personal goals to enable those they lead to reach new levels of success.


Leadership Ethical leadership Protestant work ethic Stewardship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Houston Baptist UniversityHoustonUSA

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