Servant Leadership Analysis

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Servant Leadership Analysis The Organization The organization that I am volunteering to fulfill my course requirement is the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Inc. The organization is located in the city of Stafford in Fort Bend County in the state of Texas. The organization started its services to the needy in the community in the year 1975 with a resale shop in the Tri-City area of Stafford, Sugarland and Missouri City with the collaboration of eight churches of different denomination in the Tri-City area. The ministries food pantry started in the year 1983 and over the years started providing temporary financial assistance for families in need. The organization has a very simple mission “Our mission is to address the basic human needs …show more content…

Out of all the servant leadership principles the most I implemented and learned about during my time with the ministry is “Acceptance and Empathy” (Greenleaf, Senge, Covey, & Spears, 2002). The core value of the ministry reflects the principle of empathy and acceptance. “It is our objective to respect the dignity and value of every individual and to offer assistance with humility and compassion” ("Human Needs Ministry Inc," 2018). The organization caters to the people who are in need irrespective of their religion or race. During the recent flooding in the Houston area due to Harvey many people lost their homes and belongings, the ministry still provides assistance to those families who were affected by the storm. The ministry empathizes with the affected families and individuals and provides comfort and solace by meeting their most basic needs of food and shelter in their time of need. Accepting a person as who they are without any prejudice or preconceived notion is an important characteristic of a servant …show more content…

Being a nurse leader, it is important to integrate the principles of servant leadership in the practice of nursing. By volunteering for the organization. Using the servant leadership principles empowers followers and values collaboration rather than competition. In nursing, empowerment can result in improved patient care, fewer call-ins, and decreased attrition rates. Servant leadership style falls in line with my professional, moral and ethical belief system because the focus is on empowering the followers and treating each individual as a human being. By volunteering, I was able to get more insight into the principles of servant leadership and practice my leadership skills. The experience has taught me a valuable lesson in leadership that people like leaders who lead them rather than leaders who manage

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