Moving from Power to Empowerment in Decision-Making

This chapter explores how a follower-centric framework empowers followers to constructively and collaboratively approach conflict to arrive at higher quality decisions in servant-led organizations.

Abstract: 

The focus of this chapter is a review of how effective decision-making works for followers in servant-led organizations, the role of consensus leadership, and how conflict resolution is addressed in this type of leadership.  Current literature examines servant leadership practices from the leader perspective. This chapter examines key processes from the follower lens. The authors explore how a follower-centric framework empowers followers to constructively and collaboratively approach conflict to arrive at higher quality decisions.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Authors: 
Julie Overbey,
Pamela Gordon
Year of Publication: 
2017
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Servant Leadership and Followership: Examining the Impact on Workplace Behavior
Pages: 
177-205
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan
Date Published: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Place Published: 
USA
Publication Language: 
English
ISBN Number: 
978-3-319-59365-4
DOI: 
10.1007/978-3-319-59366-1
Editors: 
Crystal Davis
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