Leadership, The, And Situational Approach

954 WordsOct 23, 20154 Pages
Leadership can be defined in many different ways depending on how it is looked at. Some people can define leadership as stepping forward to take lead of a task just to get it done, while others can see it as someone who starts a movement to make a change. Overall, leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization. In my opinion, the style of leadership does not matter as long as it is used in a positive manor. Some of the main styles that contribute to successful leadership are the transactional, servant, transformational, or situational approach. One of the most common types of leaders people tend to become is a servant leader. This style of leadership is set on enriching the lives of individuals, building better organizations and giving their all to create a more caring world. Servant leaders model after being able to listen and communicate with other leaders. They show empathy when needed, offer healing to others, and are aware to their surroundings and others emotions. The ultimate goal of a servant leader is to build a better community. (Northouse, 2013, pp. 225-230) The phrase “servant leadership” was created by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay that he first published in 1970. In that essay, Greenleaf said: “The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is
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