A Discussion of Servant and Ethical Leadership Styles
by Ahmet Göçen
Education Faculty, Harran University, Turkey.
With an increasing number of studies on leadership, the concepts of ethics and servant-hood occupy a greater presence in educational management literature. Today’s school leader could achieve more recognition, become more credible and legitimate in their schools, with their stand in ethical dilemmas and welcoming the needs of the teachers and learners in the first place. It is believed that servant leadership presents organizations with a chance to attain their goals in ethical leadership practices. When the literature is examined, there seems a tendency to assume servant leadership as an influential factor in ethical outcomes. Thus, this chapter will seek to examine the related terms in ethical and servant leadership, the link between both leadership styles and will explore conceptual and empirical findings related to both leadership styles. The chapter is focused on studies in business and education settings, to give more comprehensive idea to the readers on servant and ethical leadership styles.
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