Narcissistic and service-oriented leadership : contrasting perspectives

Ehrich, Lisa C., Ehrich, John Fitzgerald, & Knight, John (2012) Narcissistic and service-oriented leadership : contrasting perspectives. Leading and Managing, 18(2), pp. 34-45.


Leadership writing has tended to present a positive picture about leadership practice yet, in recent times, researchers have highlighted the ‘dark side’ of leadership. In this exploratory conceptual paper, we juxtapose two contrasting forms of leadership: narcissistic leadership and service-oriented leadership (that draws heavily upon servant leadership) in order to provide a better understanding of both of these forms. In particular, we explore four core constructs of leadership: service, power, role of followers, and morality, to provide a constrast. Given that little empirical works exists on narcissistic and servant leadership in educational contexts, the paper concludes by arguing for further research in the field.

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ID Code: 56358
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: narcissistic leadership, service-oriented leadership, servant leadership, power
ISSN: 1329-4539
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Council for Educational Leaders
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2013 01:54
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 15:49

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