Servant-leadership as gender-integrative leadership: paving a path for more gender-integrative organizations through leadership education

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Abstract

Although numerous women have contributed essays and research on servant-leadership there is still a considerable gap in literature addressing feminist
perspectives and issues of gender in servant-leadership. This theoretical paper
attempts to fill that gap by presenting a discussion of servant-leadership that is
informed through feminist scholarship. The intent is to build a theoretical
foundation for conceiving servant-leadership as a gender-integrative approach to leadership. A further purpose is to propose gender-integrative discernment in
leadership education programs and suggest using servant-leadership as a
framework for discussing gender in leadership and organizations. Examples of
implications for leadership education programs are discussed in terms of
outcomes and assessment. Suggestions for course content are made.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-171
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Leadership Education
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • servant leadership
  • gender-integrative
  • feminist ethics

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