Servant Leadership Essay Examples

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Leadership is everywhere in our daily lives. As a student athlete I lead numerous times each day. For example, I lead while I coach my young 15s year old team, during class while helping other students with the concepts, during practice, etc. However, even though these are all places where a person uses leadership doesn’t mean they lead in the same way. There are many different styles of leadership. There is the authoritarian style which is where a single person or a group of people clearly defines tasks and expect them to be done by the followers. Another type is the laissez-faire style which is negligible in practice. The leadership style that is most closely related to participative leadership is servant leadership. The most common traits …show more content…
Before doing much volunteering and service projects I understood servant leadership to be where the person does a task out of the good of their hearts. This is true. Servant leadership is done because that person wants to help the organization or person succeed. Looking at myself I consider myself to be a servant leader. I like to see my teammates and the people who I volunteer for succeed, however, there are times in my head I wish I could get something out of it or I like people to know what I have done to help which is a selfish …show more content…
What we did was take goods such as toiletries, candy, cards, etc and package them to be sent to our forces in Afghanistan and Iran. It was a very good experience because I was able to do something for the people who are fighting to keep us safe every day. It made me sad because it opened my eyes to the fact that these soldiers are risking their lives for us and they are not provided with the basic essentials that we all depend on here in America. I also felt for them because these packages are distributed at Christmas time and that means they are away from their families and loved ones. This was a good activity to do to show servant leadership because I did not get anything out of it, however, it made me overjoyed to think that I was going to make someone’s day by sending them a care package. This shows servant leadership because I did it for free and it helped encourage and support a

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