Servant Leadership And The Emergency Services
Published 2017 · Business
This chapter presents a brief history of the philosophy of servant leadership. It begins by delineating upon its identified characteristics, constructs, and attributes along with its place within the emergency services. Robert K. Greenleaf first penned the modern concept of servant leadership philosophy in 1970. Since that time, the philosophy has spread throughout organizations. Today, there are thousands of books, articles, and research projects, not to mention consulting and coaching centers that teach the philosophy. In addition, universities throughout the world have adopted the philosophy in their management and leadership programs. Recently, empirical works involving servant leadership within the emergency services have emerged and this chapter spotlights them as a way of creating a foundation for understanding its place in the professions.