n the Topic Materials you read several examples of ways that servant leadership can be displayed through true volunteerism and acts of service to others. Research an historic or current servant leader who is a true volunteer in service to others. In what ways does the person inspire leadership while building his or her own character and integrity? How does this leader exemplify the moral obligation to lead through kindness, compassion, and justice?

n the Topic Materials you read several examples of ways that servant leadership can be displayed through true volunteerism and acts of service to others. Research an historic or current servant leader who is a true volunteer in service to others. In what ways does the person inspire leadership while building his or her own character and integrity? How does this leader exemplify the moral obligation to lead through kindness, compassion, and justice?

 

 

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Servant leadership refers to a philosophy and set of practices that enhances the lives of people and helps in building better organization. The primary goal of servant leader is the growth and well – being of people as well as the communities to which they belong.

The example of historic servant leader is Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln adopted the servant leadership style and the American Civil War provided a platform to demonstrate the leadership capabilities.  There are two most lasting impact of his leadership, which includes – the preservation of the Union and the freeing of the slaves. Lincoln was committed to serve the greater good for the majority of people and this thought was highly appreciated and forever changed the country for generations that have followed. During his presidency, Lincoln was able to produce a radical and transformational change in United States. He was able to confirm United States’s position in the world as the premier example of a working democracy, thus extended the opportunity for liberty to all citizen of United States.

Lincoln was able to fulfil the moral obligations to leaf through compassion, kindness, and justice by recognizing the fundamental United States values of liberty, life and the pursuit of happiness. The culture of United States in 19th century suggested that only a selected portion of individuals were entitled to the opportunity to pursue these liberties and Abraham set out to challenge this unwritten cultural beliefs of United States that affected several generations in the nation. Lincoln uncovered the precepts and held beliefs that conflicted with the true values of humanity and set out to awaken the consciousness of United States. He also gave the United States the courage to move in the right direction that began with the sixteenth president.

Thus, it can be said that a servant leader is able to serve in ethical manner. Their attitude towards leading by serving others is an intrinsic motivator and at the heart of servant leadership. For them, leadership is not gaining power rather it is the desire to lead others.

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