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Van Winkle, Barbara; Allen, Stuart; DeVore, Douglas; Winston, Bruce – Journal of Leadership Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to measure the relationship between followers' perceptions of the servant leadership of their immediate supervisor and followers' sense of empowerment in the context of small businesses. A quantitative survey was completed by 116 employees of small businesses, including measures of supervisors' servant leadership…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Supervisory Methods, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisors
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Kiersch, Christa; Peters, Janet – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
Developing undergraduate student leaders who are authentic in their leadership and who have a drive to serve and support those around them is not only good for the students and their host schools, but arguably good for students' future employers and even the future of our society. Our goal is to determine how such student leaders could be…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Leadership Styles
Kelly, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This correlational study sought to determine the relationship between advisor servant leadership behaviors and first-year students' intent to persist from fall 2016 to spring 2017 and from spring 2017 to fall 2017 with students in a private, four-year, religiously affiliated university in the United States. The research was grounded in Tinto's…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Intention, Academic Persistence, Correlation
Ragaisis, James A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Leaders in higher education are discovering that autocratic leadership is ineffective in meeting the challenges faced by educational institutions. Through leadership styles of managers, organizations in the 21st century must create a balance between interdependence and diversity. Leaders must govern by moral principles in behavior, life, and a…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Job Performance, Moral Values, Ethics
Shaw, Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Both transformational leadership and servant leadership are dominant theories in leadership studies. I conducted a study to advance both theories in a higher educational setting in the country of China. Based on the existing literature, both transformational leadership and servant leadership have significant effects on leadership development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Styles, Student Development
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Marks, Laurie – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2015
This chapter describes one university's effort to integrate civic engagement programs and leadership education curriculum, informed by empowerment theory, servant leadership, and community organizing methodologies.
Descriptors: Change Agents, Leadership Training, Citizen Participation, Curriculum Development
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Noland, Aaron; Richards, Keith – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
Servant leadership is an approach to leadership that embraces the opportunity for the leaders to embrace service to their followers. This approach to leadership puts the goals, needs, and development of "followers" ahead of those of the leader. Applying servant leadership to classroom contexts serves as an opportunity to improve…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Outcomes of Education, Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement
Phillips, Thelma Jodale – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In an effort to enhance student achievement in reading, many high schools have integrated instructional literacy coaches into the teaching staff to provide support for the English teachers. The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to explore the relationship between the self-reported servant leadership practices used by…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Coaching (Performance), Literacy, English Instruction
Helms, Creighton Carl – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Servant leadership is a leadership model modernized by Robert Greenleaf (1970) that emphasizes the need to prioritize the highest order needs of others above self. Although recent research suggests that the model is gaining popularity and is practiced by many successful leaders in a variety of occupational sectors, a gap in substitutive research…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Paul, W. Kohle; Smith, K. Courtney; Dochney, Brendan J. – NACADA Journal, 2012
Advisors serve in many, often overlooked, roles. We investigated the supposition that McClellan (2007a) espoused between academic advising and servant leadership. Our hypotheses, that measures of servant leadership and developmental advising are correlated and that wisdom is the best predictor of developmental advising behaviors, were supported.…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities
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Moll, Jochen; Kretzschmar, Louise – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
Due to the many changes that have occurred over the last two decades, especially in connection with the "new managerialism", academia is a complex working environment. Multiple skills are demanded from professors, such as acting as entrepreneurs and mentors with designated leadership competences. This paper investigates the leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, College Faculty, Teacher Leadership
Sheedy, Keisha Venson – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
In this article, the author discusses the need for a new paradigm of servant leadership--a paradigm that encourages servant leaders to consider the principles of nature, fractal thinking, and creativity. As education leaders must lead their teams through a world of change, the author states the need for a more constructive relationship with…
Descriptors: Creativity, Imagination, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
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Russell, Eric James – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
This qualitative study explored the influence a distance learning servant leadership course had on the emergency service students' understanding of leadership. The research study utilized a case study design in order to tell the story of the lived experiences of the participants. The setting for the study was a state university in Utah, with the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Distance Education, Leadership Styles, Decision Making
Lehning, John – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This exploratory qualitative inquiry added to a limited body of research on the topic of community college presidents who practice the servant leadership philosophy, their influence on organizational effectiveness, and their influence on creating benefits for their community. The research question directing this study asked, What are the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Qualitative Research, Leadership Styles
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Ellis, Lyman, III – Journal of Character Education, 2020
People notice when athletes behave badly. How coaches' leadership style influences the virtuous behavior in their athletes is understudied. National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III soccer athletes were surveyed (N = 274) to gauge how they behave during games, how they think about competition, and how they perceive their coaches'…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Leadership Styles, Values Education, Athletes
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