Learn how a servant-leadership approach differs from a boss-centered approach. Robert Greenleaf demonstrated the value of serving others through listening, stewardship, and developing followers. Learn how to enact the principles of this approach.
- Language is full of phrases that seem like contradictions, … but still make sense. … For example, we write final drafts, … we live with constant change, … and when it comes to leadership … we have the servant leader perspective. … How can we be a leader and a servant at the same time? … To answer this question, … we'll look at the mindset that drives servant leaders. … We'll then look at the essential characteristics … these leaders have in common. … At its center, servant leadership … is a servant first mindset or philosophy. … To understand this let's contrast it … with the leader first mindset. … At the extreme, individuals with a leader first mindset … are driven by personal gain like, … materials possessions, power, control. … They want to climb the ladder of success. … They see followers as a means to that end. … Servant leaders flip that way of thinking. … They have a servant first mindset, … so an individual becomes a leader, … but they still want to serve others, it's their nature. …
- Summarize the advantages of an autocratic leadership style.
- Recognize the disadvantages of a democratic leadership style.
- Identify the characteristics of a servant leader.
- Determine when the inclusive leadership style should be implemented.
- List the five characteristics of authentic leaders.