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ERIC Number: EJ1137126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
A Case Study of Servant Leadership in the NHL
Crippen, Carolyn
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v48 n2 p205-216 May 2017
An examination of the organizational culture of the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL provides exemplars for all learning institutions. A culture connected directly to a servant-leader philosophy was identified through a cumulative qualitative case study of key personnel within the organization. Data included transcribed interviews, archival research, and personal observations over a 7 year period (Jan. 2009-Feb. 2016) plus thematic analysis. Particular attention was focused on elite athletes Henrik and Daniel Sedin. In the context of a highly competitive major hockey league, the culture of the Vancouver Canucks emphasizes consistent commitment to service within and outside the formal organization. This identified culture provides examples of valuable approaches for leadership in educational and sport environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Vancouver)
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