Building Teal Organizations with Servant Leadership?

  • Robert Jack


Vibrant as servant leadership is, it is important to assess how well it is keeping up with the latest organizational developments. In the chapter Frederic Laloux’s recent model of organizational development is used to evaluate where servant leadership stands. By comparing the characteristics of servant leadership to the breakthroughs of different organizational paradigms (Orange, Green, and Teal), an attempt is made to position servant leadership in Laloux’s model and examine whether it has any affinities with the emerging Teal paradigm.


Organizational development Teal organization Empowerment Shared leadership Self-management Wholeness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Jack
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  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of IcelandReykjavíkIceland

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