ERIC Number: EJ1134718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Servant Leadership and Constructive Development Theory: How Servant Leaders Make Meaning of Service
Phipps, Kelly A.
Journal of Leadership Education, v9 n2 p151-170 Sum 2010
A connection between servant leadership and constructive developmental theory is proposed. A theoretical framework is offered that examines the subject and object relationship for servant leaders at progressive stages of meaning making, showing how the way leaders make meaning of service evolves with their constructive development. The framework also proposes a threshold on the ability to adopt servant leadership. This understanding suggests that leadership educators who wish to promote servant leadership should first focus their energies on helping younger students reach the developmental stage required for servant leadership.
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Constructivism (Learning), Developmental Stages, Capacity Building, Models, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Skill Development, Social Theories, Individual Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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