A new set of leadership skills is required for Extension administrators for the 21st century. Past models and theories are reviewed and discussed. The old "power" model of leadership is no longer relevant. A relatively new model called "Servant Leadership" is reviewed and explained. Seven key practices of servant leadership are outlined, and the model is based on one of the oldest leadership models, Taoism. Five key steps are proposed for Extension administrators who want to lead from a new paradigm. Extension is challenged to adopt servant leadership as its model.
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Astroth, K. A., Goodwin, J., & Hodnett, F. (2011). Servant Leadership: Guiding Extension Programs in the 21st Century. The Journal of Extension, 49(3), Article 1. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss3/1