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ERIC Number: EJ1134756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
The Levels of Leadership and Transcendent Servant Leadership Development
McClellan, Jeffrey L.
Journal of Leadership Education, v8 n2 p88-110 Fall 2009
This paper addresses the challenges associated with defining and conceptualizing leadership amidst the plethora of theoretical constructs and definitions of leadership and proposes a model for developing transcendent servant-leaders. Based on a review of the literature, three categorical levels of leadership are outlined and discussed that describe the motives that drive leaders, their means of influence, and the outcomes they strive to achieve at each level. These levels include everyday leadership, effective organizational leadership, and transcendent servant leadership. Having delineated these leadership levels, a holistic model for leadership development and education that facilitates the transcendence of effective organizational leaders and ensures their sustaining power of influence is outlined and described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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