A Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Online Journal Published by the Rashtram School of Public Leadership
A Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Online Journal Published by the Rashtram School of Public Leadership

Servant Leadership, the Art of Leading from Behind: An exploratory study

Authored by  Jawahar Lall Athal, Dr Vanessa Gowreesunkar, Dr Nirmal Betchoo

Jawahar Lall Athal – Doctoral School, Université Des Mascareignes, Mauritius 

Dr Vanessa Gowreesunkar – Associate Professor, University of Africa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria 

Dr Nirmal Betchoo – Dean of Faculty, Université Des Mascareignes, Mauritius 

Volume I, Issue 2 | May 2021

Abstract

This paper explores the style of “leading from behind” in workplaces – also known as servant leadership (SL) — and how it impacts behaviours in an organisation. At some point in the history of an organisation, a servant leader will influence employees, thereby leaving an indelible mark. Self-serving leaders will not find their place in leadership positions of the organisation. Leaders around the world will likely be individuals who “serve first and lead second.” 

Keywords: Servant Leadership, Leading from Behind, Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership

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