Advant Leadership Values And Sikhism

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The concept of servant leadership has been around for thousands of years but did not see wide spread popularization until the modern movement. There has been a long-standing association with servant leadership and the teachings of Christianity and it’s many branches. However, there has been many other religions and cultures that have independently developed and cultivated servant leadership values. Sikhism and Japanese cultures are two independent examples of how servant leadership values have arisen in two different walks of life. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion that was established in the early 15th century, which incorporates the essence of servant leadership in many of its own core values and beliefs (McLeod, 2017). Sikh by definition means someone who is a “learner” or a “seeker of truth” (McLeod, 2017) At their core, Sikh view all people, men and women, as equals (Eisenbeiss, 2012). They also have a strong sense of social responsibility incorporated into their belief system. This goes back to the early years of their establishment where they would host a large communal kitchen ran by volunteers. This practice is known as langar and is a daily free meatless meals served to all visitors regardless of the differences in gender, economic status, religion, or ethnic backgrounds (The Institution of Langar, 2017). This practice has stayed with Sikh to this day and is performed at temples, or Gurdwaras, which are their place of worship. Another Sikh practice that
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