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Servant Leadership: A Manifestation of Post Materialism

Author: LORI RIVERSTONE
Published in GVER, Vol. 5 No. 3

Servant Leadership has been brewing since the 1970s
and has recently emerged in public administration as a
postmodern alternative to traditional and modern leadership theories. Infused with notions of morality and interdependency, service and exchange, Servant Leadership rejects dependence
and independence as possibilities for the workplace and chooses
interdependence instead (Cunningham, 2002). At the 2002 Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, Bob Cunningham chaired a roundtable on Servant Leadership which drew a large crowd, many of whom were acquainted with the
subject and interested in locating resources to learn more. But why is Servant Leadership on the rise now?

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