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What Is Servant Leadership, and How Can We Teach It?

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By: John Mahan, MD
Director, Center for Education and Scholarship, OSU College of Medicine
Professor, Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital


Most people believe the truest and most effective leader is one who embraces and lives the principles of a leadership style that has become known as “servant leadership.” Robert Greenleaf first coined the phrase and described the servant leader as one who leads by moral authority, and enacts a role that is grounded in human nature and defined by conscience, sacrifice and empathy.

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