Examples Of Servant Leadership

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My MBTI profile is INFJ. The Jung typology test that we did in week 2 revealed that I possess the following: introversion (67%), intuition (62%), feeling (50%), judging (33%). I belong to a rare category of MBTIs. I currently don’t see myself as a leader. Leadership is a goal that I hope to achieve one day… soon hopefully. I guess the way I was educated at school and at home imposed certain limitations on how I viewed (and still view) myself. Let me admit bluntly that I don’t see myself as a leader, or as worthy, or as smart, or as interesting, I mainly think of myself as average in almost everything (I am definitely disclosing my inner thoughts here, and I am also having an aha moment in which I am increasing my self-awareness and my perception.)……show more content…
I like the servant leadership profile and although I know that I am still far away from the characteristics of the servant leader, I hope that one day I will become a servant leader. Servant leaders by the way, are humble and effective, they emphasize ethics, community development, and self-sacrifice (Carpenter et al., 2009, 246-247). Their employees’ happiness is their goal. They focus on developing others and in helping them reach their full potential. This type of leadership enhances employees’ job performance, motivates employees, and reduces turnover. It makes employees better citizens who are more involved in community development (Carpenter et al., 2009, 247). Servant leaders view the world and management from a totally different…show more content…
It would definitely help me improve my social skills and my empathy skills. After all, don’t we all want to move away from pain and embrace happiness? Don’t we all want to avoid threat and maximize reward? The SCARF tool would help me understand some people’s behavior based on the 5 domains of human social experience. I would use it to increase people’s self-esteem and confidence by enhancing their status through motivation, and genuine heartfelt feedback. I would also use the SCARF tool to minimize uncertainty threats and increase certainty. Since autonomy is a very important issue that I got to experience beforehand in previous jobs, I would make sure, as a leader, to provide enough autonomy for people to exert control over their lives, their decisions, and their choices. I will definitely move away from micromanaging to more independent rewarding forms of leaderships. By treating people fairly with no discrimination I will do my best to ease their connection and relatedness with each
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