The Global Act of Moral Service; The Design of Servant Leadership Moral Compass as A Tool for Moral Development

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The field of servant leadership is proliferating given its moral and service dimension. However, the moral dimension has not been as largely research as the service orientation. Servant leadership is viewed as a universal leadership philosophy that is relevant and applicable in any corporation or nation as is morality or ethics which is equally important and largely required to continue a functioning society and organisation. Hence, this study explored the moral dimension of servant leadership to further or promote the ideals of the business world. To achieve this, empirical research was conducted using validated questionnaires to measure whether servant leaders are more inclined to make decisions based on the ethics of justice or care moral reasoning orientation. The result from 208 UK employees showed that servant leaders tend more towards an ethics of justice. Next, existing measurement scales in the field were reviewed and the different elements reflective of objective morality were aligned to the three normative theories of moral philosophy to formulate the servant leadership moral compass (SLMC). The SLMC tool is designed to enable practitioners engage in conversation about moral decisions and development. The future plan is to extend the tool via further corroborations and measurement.
Period10 Dec 2022
Event title48th Annual European International Business Academy: Walking the talk? Transitioning towards a sustainable world
Event typeConference
Conference number48
LocationOslo, NorwayShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational