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.
|Title of host publication
|Leadership During a Crisis
|Subtitle of host publication
|A Focus on Leadership Development
|Number of pages
|Published - 20 Feb 2024
|Routledge Studies in Leadership and Leadership Development