Servant Leadership Philosophy

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Servant leadership is a philosophy and a set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world (Schwepker & Schultz, 2015). As Christians we are taught to provide servant leadership regardless of the situation. In some cases we are faced with ethical dilemmas that can make it difficult to make the right decision. It is important that we as Christians understand the meaning of being a servant leader in order to implement the values in our everyday life. Many organizations strive to practice ethics and true value but it can be difficult due to the different issues occurring every day. Ethics and values are both important factors while being a servant leader. Ethics is defined as a group of morals and…show more content…
I always want to make sure I am treating others fairly and incorporating my Christianity with my values at work. Recently I was promoted to a Procurement Manager where I am managing a Procurement team of ten employees. Some of my employees were very angry with the company’s decision because they felt that I did not deserve the position due to my young age. I knew it would be difficult to manage people who had been with the company for several years. Before I spoke with my employees I thought about WWJD, what would Jesus do? I knew Jesus would be patient with his employees and discuss the issues they were having. I decided to set up individual meetings with the employees in order to grasp the real reason behind their frustration. I reassured to my employees that I cared about their feeling and that I wanted to create positive working relationships. While being a Procurement manager, I always focus on Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you” I would not want anyone to treat me unfair or rude because they had power. In my management role make sure I approach each situation as a servant
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