Human Development

  • John Henry Horsman
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment book series (PSTWSP)


Human development models provide an appropriate and legitimate theoretical framework for understanding leadership and leadership development, as well as organizational development and systems development. Human development is presented as a four-stage potential growth continuum. Growth begins with awareness and an ability to learn values and skills and holistically and expansively integrate them. More expansive foundational stages emerge from integrations of values and knowing. The advantage of presenting this eclectic four-stage model is that it is quite easy to map where we are and where we are likely heading personally and organizationally. Our leadership mirrors our developed values and skills. Servant-leadership comes to greatest fruition within the 2nd Tier of development and is thus justified and articulated as a legitimate emerging philosophy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Henry Horsman
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  1. 1.Gonzaga UniversitySpokaneUSA

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