The Value Of Servant Leadership

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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…
There are many benefits of Participative management some are it increases productivity with the employees. This is because this form of management skills motivates the employees, they have they feel that they have a voice with the organization and feel as though they are part of the team. Another benefit to participative management would be that the employees are communicating effectively with one another and participating in the meetings, bringing up new ideas for the organization and it ultimately motivates the employees to work harder willingly.
I believe that this can be a very resourceful concept of management for many organizations. This is not a popular form of management style, however I do hope more companies do choose this style as a form of management. I have worked form many companies where the managers were very old school, did not want people to talk at work, felt they were higher than everyone and people were miserable. Eventually, people do not care about the money they are receiving from working, if you are being disrespected than there is no reason to stay with that

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