Theories Of Servant Leadership
The transformational theory of leadership emphasizes that people need a sense of mission that goes beyond good interpersonal relationships or an appropriate reward for a job well done (Bass & Avolio, 1993). Transformational leaders can communicate their vision in a manner that is so meaningful and exiting that it reduces negativity (Leech, 2005). A transformational leader is defined as a leader who motivates followers to perform to their full potential overtime by influencing a change in perceptions and by providing a sense of direction. Transformational leaders use charisma …show more content…
According to the theory, leaders should aim at placing the needs of their followers and the community before their own personal interests for them to be effective. As per the theory, the leaders are required to undertaken activities that have a positive impact on their followers at all times, (Dennis, Kinnzler-Norheim & Bocarnea, 2010).Greenleaf(2002) used the term to describe leaders who choose first to serve others and then to be a leader, as opposed to those who are leaders first and later choose to serve. Servant-leaders put others first. The servant leadership model draws attention to the necessity for leaders to be attentive to the needs of others and improves the quality of care, values team work, and promotes personal involvement and caring behaviour, (Huber, 2013). A servant leader encourages enhanced moral reasoning among his or her followers, who can therefore test the moral basis of the servant leader’s visions and organizational …show more content…
Nurses have the responsibility of caring for patients in various health care facilities. In New Zealand nursing has undergone a big transformation and has achieved a lot. For example, New Zealand was the first country around the globe to have its nurses registered. Leadership is something that all health care professionals need to develop. Some of the best-known leadership theories are traditional leadership, transformational leadership, and servant leadership theories. When applied to healthcare, servant leadership is an attractive alternative to the traditional bureaucratic environment experienced by nurses.
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