Crisis and Servant Leadership: A Conceptualisation of Leadarchy as A Paradigm for Turbulent Times

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Abstract

The field of crises management and leadership are yet to consolidate a holistic view of crisis leadership. Amidst this lack of consensus is the inadequate evaluation of more relational leadership paradigms such as servant leadership. Hence, in this compelling and novel review, the author puts forward the concept of leadarchy as an emerging paradigm that extends the reach of servant leadership in addressing the demands of leading crisis. Since extant literature proposes that effectiveness, responsibility, values, emotional intelligence, care amongst others are key to managing crisis, the review shows the relationship between such attributes and the servant leadership theory. In addition, leadarchy was conceputalised as a paradigm that promotes shared hierarchy or shared leadership responsibility, where followers also play leadership role in managing crisis. Hence, the servant leader still prioritises followers’ needs and enables everyone to skilfully contribute to maximising potential opportunities and minimising or circumventing adverse outcomes of crises.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeadership During a Crisis
Subtitle of host publicationA Focus on Leadership Development
EditorsChristian Harrison
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter5
Number of pages18
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003344629
ISBN (Print)9781032383552, 9781032383569
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2024

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Leadership and Leadership Development
PublisherRoutledge

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