Whom to serve? Exploring the moral dimension of servant leadership: Answers from operation Valkyrie

  title={Whom to serve? Exploring the moral dimension of servant leadership: Answers from operation Valkyrie},
  author={Jan Gunter Langhof and Stefan Gueldenberg},
  journal={Journal of Management History},
Purpose The article aims at examining the ethical limits and risks of servant leadership. During the Second World War, the German army officer Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal servant to his nation and homeland. But when he learns about the Nazis’ mass murders and crimes, he begins to have doubts about whom he should serve. Being confronted with numerous moral dilemmas, he finally decides to join a resistance group. Of course, Stauffenberg's situation as colonel and leader was an… 



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