|A practice-oriented, yet theoretical journal devoted to the elegance, beauty, and art of a servant-led way of life, and the legitimate power that accompanies servant-leadership.
The International Journal of Servant-Leadership publishes cutting-edge essays, theory, and research that will further the influence of servant-leadership globally, in the scientific community, in the world of business, political inquiry, and social justice, as well as across the academic disciplines. In the discipline of leadership studies, many leadership theorists view servant-leadership as the most compelling and profound answer to the fast-paced, change-oriented climate of the present age.
The journal reflects the ideals of educating the whole person, living a life of personal courage and moral discernment, and striving to be a person for others in order to help heal the heart of humanity. It is founded on Robert K. Greenleaf’s (1904–1990) notion that the true test of a servant-leader is that those around the servant-leader become more healthy, more wise, more free, more autonomous, and better able themselves to become servants; and the least privileged of society are benefited or at least not further deprived.
The journal welcomes essays and articles that are practice-oriented, as well as articles that are primarily theoretical, or involving systematic research. The journal is devoted to the elegance, beauty, and art of a servant-led way of life, and the legitimate power that accompanies servant-leadership. IJSL is published by Gonzaga University in collaboration with the Spears Center for Servant-Leadership; more information can be found at http://www.spearscenter.org.
Shann Ray Ferch is Professor of Leadership Studies with the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University. He is the author of American Masculine: Stories, winner of the Bakeless Prize in fiction, and Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life. He is the coeditor (with Larry C. Spears) of The Spirit of Servant-Leadership.