The Role Of Servant Leadership And Positive Organizational Climate Essay

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momentum among scholars and practitioners in the past 20 years (Sendjaya & Sarros, 2002). Twenty-first century scholars presented the servant leader as one moving beyond being transformational. These servant leaders possess the intent of transforming those served to grow personally and professionally, become more autonomous, and increase the likelihood of becoming servants themselves (Spears & Lawrence, 2004). Studies have shown a relationship between implementing principles of servant leadership and positive organizational climate (Ehrhart, 2004; Hunt, 2002; McCowan, 2004).
In Good to Great, Jim Collins (2001) describes the highest level of leadership as a Level 5 leader, who is a servant leader. Collins also contends the companies that evolved from good to great had Level 5 leaders and that the transformational power of the servant leader and the effect that he/she has on a group of employees and colleagues to lift an organization from mediocrity to greatness is astounding.
Greenleaf (2002) defined servant leadership as leaders who are servant leaders who aspire to serve first, and then choose to lead. Greenleaf identified some common servant leadership characteristics as being love, humility, altruism, vision, trust, empower and service. Shaw & Newton (2014) made a statement that the practice of servant leadership in schools could have a similar impact, particularly as it relates to teacher satisfaction and retention.
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