Learn about current trends in servant leadership by conducting your own research and locating an article that illustrates how the principles of servant leadership are being employed in the workplace, as part of a volunteer or service effort, or in an individual’s personal life. In the Main Forum, post a short summary and a link to the article. Discuss what you learned from reading the article and whether or not you would consider applying servant leadership in a similar way.

Learn about current trends in servant leadership by conducting your own research and locating an article that illustrates how the principles of servant leadership are being employed in the workplace, as part of a volunteer or service effort, or in an individual’s personal life. In the Main Forum, post a short summary and a link to the article. Discuss what you learned from reading the article and whether or not you would consider applying servant leadership in a similar way.

 

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Only in recent years, servant leadership has become part of the daily vernacular when describing successful executives or entrepreneurs that lead their company’s in today’s economy. Leadership is the ability to positively influence people by resonating with what they believe in or want to be a part of. Being a servant leader means you are enabling and empowering others to achieve their goals.

Instead of a typical hierarchy where employees serve their bosses, servant leadership inverts this pyramid so leaders share their power and serve their people. Leadership today goes beyond what is expected of your role, and about your willingness to serve others for the betterment of the organization as a whole.

Though to serve and to lead are two separate entities, leaders today are able to master both, serve employees by leading them to practice the same qualities that would merit trust. Employees are able to distinguish whether or not a leader is being genuine. A corporate culture that empowers others to find and execute their passions in life builds a growing environment that creates results and loyalty.

Excerpts from: Being a Servant Leader in the Age of Technology by Richard B. Hollis

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