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Servant Leadership Across Cultures by Ed Voerman, Fons Trompenaars

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FROM A POWER TO A SERVICE MODEL

The world is changing at top speed. This is also true about work relationships, which in turn has consequences for views of leadership. The dominant leadership model—the power model—is fizzling out. There is a cry for a serious alternative.

When talking about leadership, most companies use the power model. According to this model, leadership is all about the attainment, exercise and retention of power. The boss has only one goal: to ensure that people do what he or she wants. It consists mostly of handy strategies to win. Ethics and morals do not come into their vocabulary or, at best, only as an afterthought.

The problem with the power model is that power has become a goal in and unto itself and that the attainment ...

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