IEDP Article: Stewardship, Performance and Innovation - Introducing the 'Stewardship Climate Scale' as a tool for measuring corporate culture.

May 2017

'Steward leadership' is closely related to 'servant leadership', but whereas servant leadership theory is defined around the identity and behaviour of the leader as an individual, steward leadership's focus is on the organization and describes the commitment of managers and employees to the success of the company above their own individual interests.

A stewardship climate is one in which stewardship is rewarded by leaders and shared by employees in the company. New research from Professor Justin Craig at Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University, and colleagues at the University of Oregon, Saint Louis University, and the University of Mississippi, builds on the six acknowledged dimensions of steward leadership to develop a 'Stewardship Climate Scale' - a valuable tool for measuring ... read article.