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This review is from: Servant Leadership Across Cultures (Hardcover)
The substance of this work hangs on seven dichotomies described as "dilemma's". (Servant vs leader, Rules vs exceptions, Parts vs whole, Control vs Passion, Specific vs diffuse, Short vs Long term, Push vs Pull.) One has to question whether these criteria should be properly viewed as linear alternatives or complimentary vectors.
Whilst observing league tables of national perceptions on these continua creates fascination, one cannot usefully conflate specific corporate culture and national stereotype.
Servant-leadership is not a management technique that can be simply bolted on. It is a deep seated property of personal character. One wonders whether the authors really understand the spiritual depth of Robert Greenleaf's purpose.
Diverse cultures do create challenge, but this work if read, should be done with a critical eye.