Characteristics of Servant Leadership Can Complement the Army Leadership Requirements [open pdf - 905KB]
From the Thesis Abstract: "Within the current complex operating environment, the Army needs leaders who can care for their Soldiers by prioritizing their personal and professional developmental needs as a means of accomplishing the mission and improving the organization. Servant Leadership, a theory developed in the 1960s by Robert Greenleaf, could be a way of providing a style of leadership that places the focus on the subordinates. This thesis explores how the process of U.S. Army leadership development might be improved if Servant Leadership characteristics were integrated into the Army Leadership Requirements Model (ALRM). The case studies of Jesus Christ and Southwest Airlines demonstrating and applying Servant Leadership characteristics were used as evidence to support the incorporation of Servant Leadership characteristics into ALRM."
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