Reflections on Leadership

7 Pages Posted: 15 May 2012

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Robert H. Jerry

University of Florida - Levin College of Law

Date Written: March 27, 2007


Written for the University of Toledo Law Review leadership in legal education issue, this essay discusses servant-leadership and the framework it provides for the exercise of discretion and authority by academic leaders. The essay urges that servant-leadership provides a philosophy of leadership that frames the decisions on how the mechanics of leadership are implemented and performed. The servant-leadership philosophy has many complexities when it is applied in the business world where profit-maximization is a goal, but it is particularly well-suited to academic leadership, which generally has a close nexus to public service.

Keywords: leadership, management, education, servant-leadership

Suggested Citation

Jerry, Robert H., Reflections on Leadership (March 27, 2007). University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 539, 2007, Available at SSRN:

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