The Leaders And Servant Leaders

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Different types of leaders have different traits such as a narcissistic leader is egotistical; self-absorbing who basically is only concerned with their wants and needs. Covenant leaders are moral, ethical and humbly put others before themselves. Then there are the servant leaders who believe they are there to provide service to others. Anyone can be a leader, but it is in how they lead which determines the traits they carry and use. Their purpose is to lead successfully so that others may follow in their footsteps. Traits of a leader can be described as “dimensions of individual differences in tendencies to show consistent patterns of thoughts, feelings, and actions” (Nichols, 2016, para.5). Some are risk takers, some look forward to the…show more content…
The best test is: Do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?”(Mittal & Dorfman, 2012 para.7). Servant leaders are much like mentors and teachers they believe in building strong relationships and bonds with those they work with or in their ways of thinking work for. Servant leaders find the best in people and try to bring that out in them so they develop ways to grow their self and their skills/talents. Servant leaders have a way of looking out for the needs of others, and do what they can to help and meet those needs. These types of leaders have the ability to teach and inspire “belonging, esteem, and self-actualization, are about an employee feeling valued to do their best work, make a difference, and be appreciated and respected by others for their contribution” (Mertel & Brill, 2015, para.5). This also can help in job satisfaction with the employees and when the employees feel happy and their work valued, they have the tendency to stay with the job for longer periods of time. “servant leadership begins with a clear and compelling vision of the future that excites passion in the leader and commitment in those who follow” (Blanchard & Hodges, 2007 p. 45). Traits of Servant leadership The “premise of servant leadership is that leaders give priority to the well-being of followers over the servant leader’s
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