Servant Leadership Research Paper

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The Making of a Servant Leader
Servant leadership: “A leadership philosophy in which an individual interacts with others, either in a management or fellow employee capacity - with the aim of achieving authority rather than power. The authority figure intends to promote the well-being of those around him/her. Servant leadership involves the individual demonstrating the characteristics of empathy, listening, stewardship and commitment to personal growth toward others” (Investopedia). This definition is only one of many ways to describe what a true servant leader does and is. The center point is this leader’s main focus is on others, not themselves. To create a relationship to lead, to teach, to encourage opposed to control. The true significance …show more content…

It starts out by achieving will. The dictionary defines will as “power of choosing one's own actions”. As a leader this must be altered to having the intentions and actions and choosing the appropriate behavior to benefit others before oneself. With proper will one can move forward to achieve love, the verb, which is defined as “the act or acts of extending yourself for others by identifying and meeting their legitimate needs” (Hunter, 2004). This is not meeting the wants of those being lead but the needs and how one behaves toward others. To serve and sacrifice one builds characteristics of authority and positive influence to others. Once these stepping stones are complete, one earns the right to …show more content…

Respect has been found to be the most valued attribute from the patient’s perspective. However it is a valued attribute among coworkers as well. For example if you have a boss that is approachable and receptive of concerns, questions, complaints, constructive criticism, new ideas, and much more, it makes the lower scaled employee feel good about being able to be able to talk with their boss opposed to someone unapproachable, who an employee may be scared to go to with any information. As for using respectfulness to lead, makes employees have a more positive attitude, which in turn will affect their work effort in a positive way. Having someone above the employee on the pyramid scale, that is respectful to them, in turn makes them a happier and stronger

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