Core beliefs and the service leadership model

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Li LIN

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The Service Leadership model and related curriculum were developed by the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management. To nurture service leadership qualities in university students, a 2-credit service leadership subject was developed at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This chapter presents the core beliefs and key components of the service leadership model and outlines the content of one of the lectures in the subject. The lecture attempts to help students recognize the importance of leadership competences, moral character and caring disposition in successful leadership, and to explore ways to develop service leadership qualities. In addition to lecture, class activities including group discussion, role play, self-reflection and drawing are adopted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation in Hong Kong: Service Leadership for University Students
EditorsDaniel T.L. SHEK, Cecilia M.S. MA, Li LIN, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781634849609
ISBN (Print)9781634849289
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePublic Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Bibliographical note

The Service Leadership research project at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation. This chapter is a revised and adapted version of an earlier publication in the International Journal on Disability and Human Development.

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