Wisdom to Serve: Servant Leadership in a Volatile World

Wisdom to Serve: Servant Leadership in a Volatile World

by Shari D Scott
Wisdom to Serve: Servant Leadership in a Volatile World

Wisdom to Serve: Servant Leadership in a Volatile World

by Shari D Scott


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"The great leader is seen as a servant first, and that simple fact is the key to his greatness." - Robert K. Greenleaf

Why Servant Leadership?

This book about servant leadership is about empowerment-not of the leader-but of employees and the customers or constituents an organization serves. Servant leaders create vision and values and set up an environment for successful teamwork. Best of all, research shows that this leadership style works. It's effective. It gets the organization where it wants to go.

The core value of servant leaders is LOVE. These leaders believe in and practice empathy. They're willing to listen, focus on the needs of others, and actively encourage the people who work for them. Servant leaders can be strong, and power doesn't shift to employees, but this style of leadership does motivate employees to accomplish a common goal and increases productivity.

Today, leadership is democratic. It's built on the idea of encouraging teamwork. Modern leadership styles create a healthier world in which team members and leaders are mindful of each other and inspire one another to become better employees and better people. Above all, servant leadership works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734260533
Publisher: Accent on Words Press
Publication date: 04/01/2021
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Dr. Shari D. Scott is a native of Los Angeles, California. She holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Behavior Science, a Master's Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Nonprofit Management, and a Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Management and Consulting from Phillips Graduate University, located in Chatsworth, California.
Currently, she serves as the Director of Community Outreach Programs for Greater New Light Community Development Center, where she provides strategic object-tives and goals.

Table of Contents


The Concept of Leadership

Leadership vs. Management

Servant Leadership

Leadership Means Relationship

The Importance of Organizational Leadership

Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Leadership in the Economic Sector

Organizational Structure Design Theory

Organizational Design Models

Consultant Interface with Organizations

Organizational Lifecycle

Organizational Characteristics

Group Development

Six Bases of Power

The Importance of Great Leadership

Modern Leadership Theories

The Evolution of Leadership Theory

The Great Man Theory

Trait Theory

Behavioral Theory

Contingency and Situational Theories

Modern Leadership Theories

What Modern Leaders Want

The Trend Toward Servant Leadership

Organizational Leadership

Seminal Theory


Research, Theory, and Practice

The Ultimate Value of Servant Leadership

A Case Study: Innovation and Teamwork at Disney

Competition for Selling Happiness

Researching Innovation

Development of an Innovation Strategy

The Importance of Competitive Innovation

Disney's Current Strategy

Could Disney Improve Its Strategy?

Staying Relevant

A Case Study: Applying Servant Leadership

Major Programs in the Church

Presenting Issue




The Author's Experience

Abuse of Power and Control in the Home

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Abuse of Power and Control among Workers

Abuse of Power and Control in the Church

Lack of Trust

Characteristics of Victims

Challenges Faced by Survivors

An Appropriate Response

Hope for the Future

Author Biography


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