Mindfulness as a Building Block for Servant Leadership

  • Armin Pircher Verdorfer
  • Johannes Arendt


Mindfulness describes the capacity of nonelaborative, nonjudgmental attention and awareness oriented to the present moment. So far, a great deal of research has been expended showing that dispositional mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions represent efficient routes to psychological functioning. There is sound evidence that mindfulness enables individuals to view events and experiences more objectively and to regulate their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors more effectively. Against this background, this chapter describes how mindfulness can be connected to servant leadership and, even more practically relevant, to servant leadership development.


Servant leadership Mindfulness Mindfulness practice Reperceiving Leadership development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armin Pircher Verdorfer
    • 1
  • Johannes Arendt
    • 2
  1. 1.TUM School of ManagementTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MunichMunichGermany

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