This chapter provides an overview of research on servant leadership. The origin of servant leadership is outlined primarily on the basis of the philosophical support found in the Bible. Based on key qualitative and quantitative studies of servant leadership, this chapter also presents a comparison of servant leadership and other value-laden leadership theories, including charismatic, transformational, authentic, and spiritual leadership. Next its predictive ability relative to major outcomes such as creativity and innovation, trust, organizational citizenship behavior, job satisfaction, and employee engagement is delineated. The development of the Servant Leadership Behavior Scale is briefly outlined in the subsequent section. Finally, the chapter concludes by addressing major objections typically erected against the servant leadership construct.


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  • Sen Sendjaya
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  1. 1.Department of ManagementMonash UniversityCaulfield EastAustralia

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