Servant Leadership: The Importance Of Servant Leadership

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In today’s world of innovation and invention, where everyday new things are seen around, people want to buy unique products and experience something unfamiliar but eye catchy and pleasing to them, because everyone wants to feel special so it won’t be wrong to say that in the modern global village of today the importance of creativity is inescapable. Creativity should not be baffled with innovation, creativity invokes to new products, ideas and so forth originated at individual level, on the other hand innovation invokes to the prosperous implementation of those new products and ideas at the organizational level 1(Oldham & Cummings, 1996). According to contemporary researchers creativity is one of the decisive (Compelling) factors that determines …show more content…
Robert K. Greenleaf first proposed this style of leadership in 1970, (21) in a short essay called “The Servant As Leader”, which introduced the new term “servant-leadership.” According to Greenleaf, “It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. . . . The best test, and difficult to administer is this: Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, and more likely themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least privileged in society? Will they benefit, or at least not further be harmed?”42(Greenleaf, 1977). The assumption constituting the foundation of servant leadership is that the leaders who prioritize the needs of others above their own are able to raise the level of motivation of followers to perform beyond the expectations 21(Greenleaf, 1970). This style of leadership is different from other leadership styles. Servant leadership can be differentiated from transformational leadership in two means: 1) Servant leaders are concerned to the requirements of numerous stakeholders of the society, where as transformational leaders are concerned just about the organizational goals and to achieve the organizational goals such leaders are concerned about followers …show more content…
Social identity theory has been extensively used to demonstrate the relationship between employees and their organizations 32,30,33(Ashforth , Harrision & Carley, 2008; Ashforth & Mael, 1989; Hogg & Terry, 2000). Employee identification with the organization occurs when employees feel unanimity with the organization they are working in and consider themselves as the part of the organization 30 (Ashforth & Mael, 1989). Leaders possess the competence to configure the identities of the followers 34(Avolio, Walumbwa, & Weber, 2009). Thus leaders can play a vital role in enhancing employees’ identification with the organization they are working in. Research has found that employee’s identification with the organization possess a hidden scope to engender a specturm of positive organizational and employee consequences, such as job satisfaction, low turnover intentions, organizational citizenship behavior, well-being of employees, and positive emotional experience and improved employee performance 32 (Ashforth et al.,

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