Servant Leadership: Two Different Forms Of Being A Leader

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Introduction
"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."?--Douglas MacArthur. Not everyone has the ability to become a leader, and to some it may not interest them. However, being a leader is a rewarding position to be in. With being a leader comes responsibility, a leader should build and maintain a high performing team. The leader of any organization should lead with the intent to enhance productivity, performance and get the organization to a pivotal point of success. In this paper I will discuss 2 different forms of leadership
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I respect a leader who is not afraid to work themselves, they are empathetic to their employees and they do not feel as though people are beneath them. I personally feel sad for people who forget that people are human beings, and are working to provide for their families or just for themselves. Some CEOS, leaders and managers forget that they have a heart and people have a life, and problems outside of work. Servant leaders allow work to be a place that is safe and try?s to limit the stress just a bit more than the average leader. There are many companies that practice servant leadership today and are the top earning companies globally for example Starbucks Coffee Company, Southwest Airlines, and many of the nation?s top universities. Although Servant leadership is not a new theory since it was discovered over 45 years ago it still is considered to be in the infancy stage. This theory is still under a lot of research and they are trying to figure out if this is a theory that is trainable. Those who practice Servant leadership styles do feel less stress and are happier under these working …show more content…
Also, it gives a person a good indication of what to look out for, and if it is too social or not for them. For example when I took the test my result were INFP (Introversion + Intuition +Feeling & Perception) it explained that I have a more social dynamic, who is sensitive, artistic and a healer. This was vital information for me because it showed me which careers would best suit and the ones I should avoid.
I do not think it changed my behavior however, it did allow to appreciate my behaviors and attributes even more. Now that I am more aware of my strengths I have the ability to strengthen where I am weaker and heighten my strengths.

References
Greenleaf, Robert K. "Servant Leadership."?Servant Leadership. Center for Servant Leadership, n.d. Web. 21 June 2016.
Briggs, Myers. "The Myers & Briggs Foundation - MBTI? Organizations."The Myers & Briggs Foundation - MBTI? Organizations. MBTI, n.d. Web. 21 June 2016.
"PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT."Http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/management/Or-Pr/Participative-Management.html. Reference for Business, n.d. Web. 21 June 2016.
Smith, Carol, and 1.?Servant Leadership: The Leadership Theory of Robert K. Greenleaf?(n.d.): n. pag.Http://www.carolsmith.us/downloads/640greenleaf.pdf. Carol Smith, 4 Dec. 2005.

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