In Global Servant-Leadership: Wisdom, Love and Legitimate Power in the Age of Chaos, leadership scholars and practitioners from around the globe share their insights on servant-leadership philosophy, representing diverse contexts and cultures, and reflecting a variety of approaches to servant-leadership through cutting-edge research, conceptual models, and practice-oriented case studies. The contributors to this collection address some of the most significant leadership challenges of the twenty-first century to reveal a path toward more healthy and sustainable individuals, families, organizations, and nations. Global Servant-Leadership challenges not only the rigidly held assumptions of traditional, hierarchical leadership approaches, but provides an antidote to the cynicism so often present within workplaces, political struggles, and individual and family crises of contemporary polarized nation states.
Philip Mathew is professor of organizational leadership and resource management at Olympic College.
Jiying Song is assistant professor of business and economics at Northwestern College and the associate editor of The International Journal of Servant-Leadership.
Shann Ray Ferch is professor of leadership in leadership studies at Gonzaga University.
Larry C. Spears is president & CEO of the Spears Center for Servant-Leadership, Inc.
Chapter 1: Re-imagining Power in Leadership: Reflection, Integration, and Servant-Leadership
Karel San Juan
Chapter 2: Servant-Leadership: Sustaining Democratic Schools
Chapter 3: Leadership Development for Today’s Ktunaxa Youth: Command Structure versus the Crazy Dog Society
Chapter 4: Art and Literature in a Servant-Leadership Curriculum for Undergraduate Female Students Who Are From Mexican Migrant Farm Worker Backgrounds
Chapter 5: Servant-Leadership in a Changing Culture: Reflections on the Brazilian Context
Robson Marinho and Josmar Arrais
Chapter 6: What Can Hunter-Gatherers Teach Us About Servant-Leadership?
Richard Leider and Larry C. Spears
Chapter 7: The Anchor of Servant-Leadership: Julius Nyerere and the Virtue of Humility
Chapter 8: A Kenyan on Servant-Leadership: Harambee and Service
Jeremiah Ole Koshal & Kathleen Patterson
Chapter 9: A Priest Forever: The Story Of Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi
Chapter 10: One Woman’s Struggle: A Reflection on Servant-Leadership
Chapter 11: Waiting in Line
Chapter 12: Xhosa Tribal Culture And Its Influence On The Servant-Leadership Of Nelson Mandela
Chapter 13: Fethullah Gülen as a Servant-Leader
Gürkan Çelik.and Yusuf Alan
Chapter 14: Learners’ Perceptions of Servant-Leadership in Classrooms
Kong Wah Chan
Chapter 15: Accentuating Servant-Leadership in Singapore Leadership Mentoring
Lim Lee Hean and Low Guat Tin
Chapter 16: Human Rights from its Origins to the Twenty-First Century: A Journey through Empathy, Love, the Will to Power, and the Will to Meaning
Toni Jiménez Luque
Chapter 17: Servant-Leadership in Higher Education in Saudi Arabia
Areej Abdullah Shafai
Chapter 18: The Servant-Leader as Persuader: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the Integration of India
Global Servant-Leadership: Wisdom, Love and Legitimate Power in the Age of Chaos provides a vast, contextualized bibliography on servant leadership. But it is much more than a comprehensive reference collection. Though scholarly, the authors reveal the beauty and meaning and graceful power of other-centered leaders in stunningly diverse contexts. I can’t imagine anyone now sitting down to write on leadership without this book as a companion.
Global Servant-Leadership: Wisdom, Love and Legitimate Power in the Age of Chaos weaves a rich tapestry of research and experience that furthers the study and practice of servant-leadership. Edited and written by servant-leaders, this rich compilation of articles from around the world will engage students and enhance my work as an educator, bringing a much-needed broader, more inclusive perspective. Well done!
Global Servant-Leadership: Wisdom, Love and Legitimate Power in the Age of Chaos is an impressive read. It is an anthology of inspirational studies that deepen the understanding of servant-leadership principles and practices in diverse cultures and communities. As the chief academic officer of a community college, each of the studies in this remarkable collection would have been a thought-provoking read for my team of deans during our semi-monthly leadership meetings.
This is a much needed and superb contribution to the world of servant-leadership. By focusing on contributions from many different countries and cultures, the contributors refresh and renew our understanding and practical applications of servant-leadership. It is a truly inspirational book that shows us how much we can learn from our fellow leaders in all parts of the world and their work in serving others.