Servant Leadership

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Are you a servant-leader?
In a society of roughly 323.1 million individuals, we all have one thing in common; we have all taken on a leadership position at some point in our lifetime. Whether it be simply teaching our siblings, instructing a co-worker, being on an executive board, or being a role-model in class or on the field. During your lifetime you have been a leader to someone else as someone else has been a leader to you. Leadership is defined as, the action of leading a group of people or an organization. However, a leader would not be able to lead without their servants; individuals who follow the leader and support them. Servants are defined as a person who performs duties for others. Now, in society several people categorize themselves
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I completely agree with Greenleaf on his theory that if someone possesses the potential to be a servant leader they should, in order to improve our society and our governmental leadership. In addition, if someone does not possess the potential, I think that they should remove themselves from the situation and therefore follow someone who is a servant-leader. In addition, I agree with Greenleaf that leadership should only be decided on by the group of individuals that the individual will take leadership among. For example, in Student Activities Board (SAB) at Lynchburg College to earn a leadership position on the board you must first go through a preliminary interview on your experience and background, and then you will reach your actual interview where the board will test your leadership abilities and servant skills. S.A.B. constructed this method of selection to achieve ample…show more content…
Greenleaf even stated that in his thesis more servants should emerge as leader, or should follow only servant-leaders, is not a popular one. I do not clearly understand why Greenleaf’s thesis is not a popular one if his thesis is the entirely of the article. In addition, within Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership I do not understand why he talked about a prophecy and not relate the three concepts to real-world situations to make the reader connect more with the idea. I think that the article would have been clearer to the reader if he explained and related the concepts to the qualities to helping others or finding your calling.
Finally, Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership is influentially innovative towards the Millennial generation by discussing the concepts of servant-leadership, coercive power, and trustees. It continually gives descriptions as to how to develop your mind and abilities to the leadership style the individual wants to partake in. Through this article I have personally discovered aspects about my leadership that I will be changing and developing to not only become a great servant-leader but a trustee when
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