Robert K. Greenleaf: A Servant Leadership Analysis

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One model of leadership being adopted by many organizations, disciplines, and vocations is servant leadership. A servant leader is defined as “those who believed they must put other people’s needs and interests above their own needs and interests” (GCU, 2013). A servant leader is more focused on serving than leading and puts the interest of the people under him/her first. The end result is a transformation on the follower where they too perform their roles not as tasks allocated but as a service which makes them more engaged, more informed and performed their roles autonomously (GCU, 2013). Servant leadership was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay that he first published in 1970 (Greenleaf.org, n.d)
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