Servant Leadership Style Analysis

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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…
There are many instances in my life as a student-athlete that I can help out other people for free, for example, I can give younger volleyball players lessons to help them reach their dreams of playing at the next level. As a normal student I could also tutor my friends who are struggling in math and English because I excel in both of those subjects. Thinking about this I can now see how many things in life I could help people do that would help them excel and help me grow as a person. Volunteering also gave me a sense of accomplishment and a good feeling in my heart that I helped someone out and made them

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