Servant Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship and the Will to Serve

Spiritual Foundations and Business Applications

Editors: Bouckaert, Luk, Van den Heuvel, Steven (Eds.)

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  • This book provides an intricate, in-depth examination of the 'Will to Serve' concept in business and spirituality
  • Brings together a rich collection of essays by foremost thinkers in their field
  • Presents the central discussions of the conference on Servant Leadership organised by the European SPES Institute, the Institute for Leadership and Social Ethics and the Damien Center
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This book brings together a number of important essays on the intersection of servant leadership and social entrepreneurship, examining them through a shared focus on ‘the will to serve’. This combination bears out the insight that inspiring social and economic leaders are able to transform a conflictual human settlement into a collaborative and caring human community. The book seeks to answer the question of whether we can induce from their ‘way of doing things’ a model of civic entrepreneurship and leadership that can inspire people in profit, non-profit and public organizations. It also examines the extent to which the will to serve is compatible with the will to maximize profit or the will to gain economic, political or religious power. Furthermore, it asks how far different spiritual traditions create different models and examples of servant leadership and social entrepreneurship. This book will be of interest to researchers working in the fields of business ethics, business spirituality and corporate social responsibility.

About the authors

Luk Bouckaert is Professor Emeritus of Ethics at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He is the founder of the Belgian and European SPES-Forum vzw.

Steven C. van den Heuvel is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium, as well as an Extraordinary Researcher in the Faculty of Theology at North-West University, South Africa.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • The Will to Serve: An Anthropological and Spiritual Foundation for Leadership

    Pages 3-27

    Nullens, Patrick

  • Reading Exodus 18 and Robert Greenleaf

    Pages 29-46

    Wenzel, Heiko

  • Servant Leadership Beyond Servant and Leader: A Buddhist Perspective on the Theory and Practice of Servant Leadership

    Pages 47-68

    Ng, Ernest C. H.

  • Ipseistic Ethics Beyond Moralism: Rooting the “Will to Serve” in “The Reverence for Life”

    Pages 69-86

    Doude van Troostwijk, Chris

  • Simone Weil and a Critical Will to Serve

    Pages 87-101

    Thate, Michael J.

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Servant Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship and the Will to Serve
Book Subtitle
Spiritual Foundations and Business Applications
Editors
  • Luk Bouckaert
  • Steven Van den Heuvel
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29936-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29936-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29935-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 394
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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