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Htm 490 servant leadership

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Htm 490 servant leadership

  1. 1. Servant Leadership
  2. 2. What is Servant Leadership? Type of leadership where the primary mission of the leader is to develop employees and help them reach their goals, the leader’s role is serving the needs of others.
  3. 3. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.
  4. 4. Where did it come from? Robert K. Greenleaf first coined the phrase "servant leadership" in his 1970 essay, “The Servant as a Leader.” However, it’s an approach that people have used for centuries. • According to Larry C. Spears, former president of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, these are the 10 m0at important characteristics of servant leaders: • Listening • Empathy • Healing • Awareness • Persuasion • Conceptualization • Foresight • Stewardship • Commitment • Building Community
  5. 5. The servant leadership philosophy and practices have been expressed in many ways and applied in many contexts. Some of the most well-known advocates of servant leadership include Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Peter Senge, M. Scott Peck, Margaret Wheatley, Ann McGee-Cooper & Duane Trammell, Larry Spears, and Kent Keith.

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