Detalle Publicación

Servant leadership and virtues from an Aristotelian viewpoint
Libro: Responsible leadership
Autores: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Potts, Garrett
Lugar de Edición: London
Editorial: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Página Inicial - Final: 245 - 261
ISBN: 978-0-367-32100-0
Resumen: This chapter argues that, in place of other dominant forms of leadership, a responsible approach should not emphasize whether leaders are merely rhetorically persuasive or charismatic, but whether they are virtuous. We must understand that Aristotle¿s account of persuasion rests upon rational appeals to morality rather than charismatic arousals of spirit. Toward that end, an Aristotelian construal of servant leadership is framed as a model for how to lead responsibly. The chapter argues that this entails a conjoining of the forces of practical wisdom and technical competence, directed toward the right ends, so that servant leaders always remain in service to (a) the noble goals of the organization, and (b) the moral development of both themselves and their followers.