Academic and managerial opinion has been divided for years over the respective merits of servant leadership and transformational leadership styles. However, a new study suggests that one can be just as effective as the other.
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This article is based on the paper Same difference? Exploring the differential mechanisms linking servant leadership and transformational leadership to follower outcomes, written by Dirk van Dierendonck, Daan Stam, Pieter Boersma, Ninotchka de Windt, and Jorrit Alkema. It has been published in The Leadership Quarterly , Volume 25, Issue 3, June 2014, Pages 544–562.
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van Dierendonck, D, & Stam, D.A. (2014). Exploring the differentials between servant and transformational leadership. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 18(2), 16–17. Retrieved from