Key practices of leadership for service in Hong Kong

Robin Stanley SNELL, Yin Lee Maureen CHAN, Xiaoping Tracy ZOU

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We conducted semi-structured, qualitative interviews with 17 Hong Kong based middle to senior managers from diverse service sectors about their own service leadership practices in helping their respective organizations to maintain effectiveness through establishing and meeting the needs of service-recipients and end-beneficiaries. Based on their explanations and illustrations, we identified four common practices. These were: entrepreneurial spirit and mindset, distributed leadership, building and sustaining productive relationships with stakeholders as strategic partners, and caring and respectful disposition. These practices and practical examples can inform the curriculum for undergraduate students in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2017 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService leadership education for university students
EditorsDaniel T. L. SHEK, Po CHUNG, Li LIN, Joav MERRICK
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)9781536119695
ISBN (Print)9781536119497
Publication statusPublished - 2017


Snell, R. S., Chan, M. Y. L., & Zou, T. X. P. (2017). Key practices of leadership for service in Hong Kong. In D. T. L. Shek, P. Chung, L. Lin, & J. Merrick (Eds.), Service leadership education for university students (pp.127-138). New York: Nova Science Publishers.


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