Renewing Leaders: Beyond Servant Leadership

April 2012
Reflections;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
The notion of transformational, or servant, leadership has been around for thousands of years. It has been the standard against which we have judged our most revered leaders - until now. In his new book, Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation, Joseph Jaworski suggests that servant leadership is no longer adequate to meet today's challenges. He calls for a more advanced generation of leaders, which he refers to as "Renewing Leaders" or "Stage IV Leaders." Jaworski explains that what sets these individuals apart is their unique capacity for combining their cognitive understanding of the world with their ability to connect with the "Source," an underlying intelligence that provides them with the power to create the kinds of organizations and society we desire. In this excerpt, Jaworski paints a compelling profile of one such leader whom he believes exemplifies and embodies this most advanced stage of leadership.


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