The Key Characteristics Of Servant Leadership

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According to Greenleaf (1970), servant leaders “want to serve, to serve first” and there are ten key characteristics of servant leadership, which are listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people and building community. The bottom line within an organization looks to measure the success of the business by looking at more than its financial success. It also looks at factors such as how well the organization treats its employees and even the environment. According the video, statistics showed that in the survey of the 100 Best Places to Work, about one-third of these companies claimed to be servant lead companies. Additionally, public held companies, who also claimed to be servant lead, showed significantly better financial success than those companies who were not servant lead. Servant leadership allows for team members to feel more empowered and involved and therefore in control of their work. Servant leadership can be a company’s competitive advantage. In the video we learn that many of the top companies which are considered as being the best companies to work for are servant lead companies. These companies are able to realize the growth and development of employees and in the process, the company benefits as well. Servant lead companies have shown to be able to survive difficult times and are able to continue to thrive when other companies are struggling.
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