Building a People-Oriented and Servant-Led Organization

  • Dirk van Dierendonck


The model introduced in this chapter aims to combine servant-leadership theory with human resource (HR) practices. It can be placed within the current wave of change in HR that requires HR professionals to really understand their business context and their key stakeholders. HR practices need to be organized around people and need to be an integral part of line management. Within this context, and addressing the clear practical needs of organizations, this chapter links servant leadership to key organizational challenges, placing the individual within the organizational setting and the societal context.


HRM Optimal human performance Flourishing Trust Respect 


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  • Dirk van Dierendonck
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  1. 1.Rotterdam School of ManagementErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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