Servant Leadership Style Of Jesus: A Literature Review

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According to the above epigraph, servant leaders acting in the capacity of a salt leader will strive to promote a workplace culture that is based on Christian values (e.g. Servant leadership combined with agape love) where good is rewarded and evil is rebuked (Gomez-Mejia et al. 2012, 494-595). Dale Roach (2016, 45)—author of The Servant Leadership Style of Jesus: A Biblical Strategy for Leadership Development—argues against creating a homogenous culture saying that Jesus’ practiced diversity when recruiting men for His team of disciples that included “fishermen, a tax collector, and a Zealot” as can be seen in the following passage of Matthew 10:2-4:
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew
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Dr. Charles Stanley (2007, 894) further adds to this, saying, there are 7 stages (i.e., Consciences) of spiritual maturity within these four soils that range from bad to good, which include: 1) A seared conscience, 2) an evil conscience,3) a defiled conscience, 4) a weak conscience, 5) a clear conscience, 6) a blameless conscience, and 7) a good conscience (See figure 5.1; Hersey and Blanchard 2001). Of course, not all will start at the beginning and progress up to the end as some will start at different points in the spiritual maturity process depending on where they are in their relationship with Jesus. For this reason, these four soils play a direct role in improving or reducing organizational …show more content…
This is why salt (i.e., Servant leadership) and light (i.e., Agape love) are needed to fertilize soils (i.e., Change hearts) so as to reap a righteous harvest of workers and in turn produce an organizational environment that is high-performing in nature. However, this will require creating an organizational environment that encourages soil enrichment (i.e., Supportive organizational environment). The essential ingredients of an organizational environment that encourages soil enrichment include: Grace, humility, submission, authenticity, empowerment, trust, and covenantal relationships (Hull 2006, 155-164; De Pree 1987). Practicing these ingredients one step at a time will shorten the amount of on-the-job training needed by each individual, thereby lowering overhead costs and in turn producing extra revenue for reinvestment into the Church or Christian

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