Basic Foundations Of Servant Leadership

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According to Greenleaf (2002), a servant leader is “one who serves first”, In addition, Greenleaf has argued that there are several characteristic that a servant leader should display. These included listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people, and building a community. Of all the ten characteristics that were identified, listening was the epitome of them all. Listening can be proven to be a very vital part of the success of an organization. Increased trust and communication skills can be produced when the characteristic of listening is present.
One of the basic foundations of servant leadership is trust. (Autry, 2001). When a leader displays that they
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