The role of self-leadership in service leadership

Tan Lei Shek, Man Sze Ma, Ting Ting Liu, Man Hong Andrew Siu

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Abstract

One of the core beliefs of the service leadership curriculum proposed by the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management is that 'Every day, every human occupies a position of leadership and possesses the potential to improve his leadership quality and effectiveness'. This core belief is in sharp contrast to some of the mainstream leadership theories that only a few people and elites can be leaders. In this paper, a lecture plan regarding the nature of self-leadership with reference to service leadership is presented. The topics include definitions and concepts of self-leadership, relationships between self-leadership and service leadership, ways to promote self-leadership, and conclusions and reflections. During the lecture, students are also encouraged to reflect on how well they lead their lives, with reference to the concepts of self-management, self-monitoring, and self-improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-350
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • self-improvement
  • self-leadership
  • self-management
  • service leadership

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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