Servant Leadership Essay

1490 Words Jun 16th, 2007 6 Pages
Running head: SERVANT LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS TO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

Servant Leadership Effectiveness to Organizational Change
May 13, 2006 Introduction
Real change leaders are not found among the top executives within an organization. Although, top executives participation is important to change within an organization, the real change leaders are middle and frontline managers, and he or she influence how the majority of people perform within the company. "The most difficult aspect of major change has little to do with getting the right concept, core process redesign, or even a team at the top. Major change lies in changing the people system – the skills and behavior of hundreds of employees down the line. Major change relies
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A spiritually generative culture occurs when members focus on personal growth for themselves, others, and the organizational systems that make possible the growth. Studies suggest that while a spiritual generative culture satisfies organizational members, this culture could cause followers to become passive to the external environment. The key drivers that servant leaders led with are valuing people, developing people, building community, displaying authenticity and sharing leadership. The possible outcomes of using these drivers could be higher skilled people, more ethical people, better communicators, strong interpersonal relationships, creation of shared visions, and clear goals. Static Environment is characterized by a lack of movement or change in the totality of surrounding conditions. More static or fixed environments are better served by the servant leadership culture. The Servant leadership concept seems to be more successful in a static environment. "For example, not-for profit, volunteer and religious organizations often operate in a more fixed environment and attract employees who seek opportunities for personal growth, nurturing, and healing. In fact, members of servant organizations may argue against thinking of stakeholders as customers, and resist using the traditional "business model" in their decision-making" (Kuzmenko, Montagno, and Smith 2004, p87). Servant leadership have a good number of strong qualities, and in the right
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