Core beliefs in the service leadership model proposed by the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management

Tan Lei Shek, Li Lin

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The service leadership model and related curriculum were developed by the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management. To nurture service leadership qualities in university students, a 2-credit service leadership subject was developed at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This paper presents the core beliefs and key components of the service leadership model and outlines the content of one of the lectures in the subject. The lecture attempts to help students recognize the importance of leadership competencies, moral character and caring disposition in successful leadership, and to explore ways to develop service leadership qualities. In addition to the lecture, class activities are adopted, including group discussion, role play, self-reflection, and drawing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-242
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • caring disposition
  • Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management
  • leadership competence
  • moral character
  • service leadership model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing

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