In possessing these traits, an individual would be classified as a servant leader because, overall, they are causing the servants to become healthier, wiser, achieve self-improvement, and eventually possess the traits of a Servant Leader as well. Greenleaf believed this to be the true intention of a servant leader. The "I serve" mentality is evident in politicians who define their role through public service.
From the "I serve" mentality comes two premises, I serve because I am the leader, and I am the leader because I serve. The first premise signifies the act of altruism. Altruism is defined as the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others. Jesus declares himself among them who serve. Greenleaf declares that servant leadership begins with the natural feeling of wanting to serve first. The act of leadership is in the context of serving others and in order to serve others.
Only through the act of serving does the leader lead other people to be what they are capable of.
The second premise of servant leadership is I am the leader because I serve. In other words, this begins with a rooted ambition to be leader or personal ambitions of a leader. Greenleaf's definition left much room for speculation because it lacks specifics. Servant leadership is handled throughout the literature by many different dimensions.
Servant leadership represents a model of leadership that is both inspirational and contains moral safeguards. Most of the literature on servant leadership have standalone quality. Several scholars have tackled the construct presented by Greenleaf. Academic research efforts often focus on altruism, self-sacrifice, charismatic, transforming, authentic, spiritual, and transformational and leader-member exchange.
Despite several conceptual papers on the topic of servant leadership, there is no consensus on empirical research for the servant leadership construct.
Numerous different researchers and leadership experts have created scales and dimensions in order to differentiate between the levels of Servant Leadership practices as well as evaluate Servant Leadership behaviors. One major extension was Larry Spear's 10 characteristics of the Servant Leader. Similar to other leadership experts, Spears believed that Servant Leaders should have these 10 traits: empathy, listening, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people, and building community.
Leadership experts such as Bolman, Deal, Covey, Fullan, Sergiovanni, and Heifitz also reference these characteristics as essential components of effective leadership.
Likewise, Joe Iarocci, author of Servant Leadership in the Workplace , identifies three key priorities developing people, building a trusting team, achieving results , three key principles serve first, persuasion, empowerment and three key practices listening, delegating, connecting followers to mission that distinguish servant leadership in the workplace context.
These researchers developed operational definitions and scales to measure 11 potential characteristics of servant leadership. Factor analyses reduced this scale to five unique dimensions: altruistic calling four items , emotional healing four items , wisdom five items , persuasive mapping five items , and organizational stewardship five items.
This framework specified the fundamentals to servant leadership and consisted with Greenleaf's original message. Among these five dimensions, altruistic calling is most aligned with ethics. There are also researchers such as Russell and Stone who reviewed the literature and proposed nine 'functional' attributes of servant leadership vision, honesty, integrity, trust, service, modeling, pioneering, appreciation of others, and empowerment and eleven 'accompanying' attributes communication, credibility, competence, stewardship, visibility, influence, persuasion, listening, encouragement, teaching, and delegation.
They also argued that the servant leader must be a teacher in order to develop their followers, and that values and core personal beliefs were the antecedents to servant leadership. This work was exploratory in nature. In addition to early definitions and distinct characteristics of Servant Leaders, researchers and leadership experts have used research to add on to these.
James Sipe and Don Frick, in their book The Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership , state that servant-leaders are individuals of character, those who put people first, are skilled communicators, are compassionate collaborators, use foresight, are systems thinkers, and exercise moral authority. Similarly, researcher Akuchie explored the religious and spiritual articulations of the servant leadership construct. Akuchie examined a single Bible passage related to servant leadership, just like the one mentioned in the opening of the essay.
Former Pittsburgh seminary president Sam Calian outlines seven keys to effective leadership under pressure: creativity, competence, commitment, character, collegiality, compassion, and courage. Filled with telling anecdotes, Calian's book asks readers to look not only within themselves but to reach out to others to inspire hope and build stronger communities in trying times.
Social scientists argued that history was more than the result of intervention of great men as Carlyle suggested. In an emergency when there is little time to converge on an agreement and where a designated authority has significantly more experience or expertise than the rest of the team, an autocratic leadership style may be most effective; however, in a highly motivated and aligned team with a homogeneous level of expertise, a more democratic or Laissez-faire style may be more effective. The doctrines of Caesaro-papism have recurred and had their detractors over several centuries. This idea that leadership is based on individual attributes is known as the " trait theory of leadership ". About Carnegie Samuel Calian. Ebert, Ricky W. Normative ethics.
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