Through volunteering, I realized successful leaders exhibit perseverance and are self-disciplined and that servant leadership is not a specific style or skill but rather, it is about (a leader’s) behavior and actions, that are adopted over the longer term. As a leader, it is important to understand the organizational mission, values and long-term vision, whether one is working for the organization or a volunteer of it, to effectively and whole-heartedly serve the organization. This experience showed me the areas in my leadership, where I can improve upon. I recognized the importance of listening to others and what a vital part it plays, in building strong and successful relationships. I also recognized, that I tend to want to nurture and care for others, and while that is important, it is also important to recognize when an individual may not welcome that and that is okay.
The main purpose of the new law was to reunite families and allowed U.S. citizens and resident aliens to petition for their relatives to be allowed in the United States. These new immigrants would not be counted towards the number of new
Servant Leadership Have you ever wondered what does servant leadership mean? In simple words, a servant-leader is the leader who wants to develop his own business for the good entire society. The phrase “ servant leadership was coined by Robert k. Greenleaf when he said “ The servant-leader is servant first.Great leader is seen as a servant first, Princess Diana, and Angelina Jolie are simple examples for the servant leaders because they both have healing, empathy, and awareness in their characters. Healing characteristic relates to the emotional health and wholeness of people, and involves supporting them both physically and mentally,and both women Daina and Jolie are healness. Princess Diana has visited cancer-stricken children and provided support to them and their families, one of her most important efforts was to set up a charity store to sell her clothes in New York.
The leadership behaviors at CVS reflects the aforementioned leadership philosophy. In an interview with leaders at CVS headed by Merlo motivates their employees to accomplish more than what is usually expected of them. According to Northouse (2013), the transformational leader plays a vital role in initiating change, where followers and leaders are inextricably bound together in the transformation process (Northouse, 2013). In the case of CVS, this is clearly evident by what Scott Baker, CVS Senior Vice President has to say : “nobody works in solos, we collaborate on concepts and ideas with the goal of providing our customers with best-in-class service and high quality merchandise” (CVS, 2015). CVS’ encouragement of open communication
Darling-Hammond (2009) agree that prosperous professional development, one that leads to student achievement and success in the organization itself is reliant on authentic collaboration practices in an active professional learning community (p.11). They go on to conclude that as a result of school communities providing teachers with opportunities and time to develop strong working relationships, more sharing and consistency among educators and problems solving efforts will be observed (p.11). Greenleaf theory advances that a strong sense of community can only come from intended actions of the servant-leader (1970,
The term servant-leader was first coined by Robert K. Greenleaf, who said, “The servant-leader is a servant first…It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first…” (Greenleaf). It is a relatively rare leadership style, and the most common characteristics of a servant leader are selflessness, trust, honesty, fairness, a strong sense of morality, purpose and empathy. Other traits include a love of listening, healing, awareness, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people, and community. Leaders who follow the servant-leader leadership model display a great deal of care and compassion for those around them, as well as empathy for their fellow people. They are quick to listen and slow to speak or get angry, and choose courses of actions that are most beneficial to those following them.
To many, leaders are not born, but made. It is increasingly accepted, however, that in order to be a good leader, one must have the experience, knowledge, commitment, patience, and most importantly the skill to negotiate and work with others to achieve goals. Good leaders are thus made, not born. Good leadership is developed through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and the accumulation of relevant experience (Bass & Bass, 2009). The basis of a good leadership is strong character and selfless devotion to an organization; from the perspective of employees, leadership is comprised of everything a leader does that affects the achievement of objectives and the well-being of employees and the organization.
“True continuous improvement requires a servant leader attitude and outlook to be successful within an organization. Continuous improvement in its purest sense actually demands that leadership support others in their development. Hence, rather than exercise power over the people, the power should be shared with the people by putting their development needs first” (Bigelow, 2015, p. 1). Introduction To address servant leadership behaviors and middle school leadership, Chapter Two is a comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to the background of middle school philosophy and concept, historical background of the servant leader, adolescent development theories, leadership theories, servant leadership as it relates to business
Also JROTC is not all about learning out from the book, we all work as a team, we communicate, and we work together as a squad, platoon and company become one teamwork. In JROTC I acknowledge and accept others and learn from their unique skill and find a way to improve myself. JROTC taught me to work together, helping each other out that is the only key to success.As if you start volunteering you will get your volunteer hours and also become a better citizen and show what you can give back to the community. JROTC helps you to face the real world meeting and communicate with others on your own. Community service learning is helping the benefit of our school and
If followers shared a strong meaning of leadership, there would be less discretion for the leader to perform leadership in another way. Yet, if the followers have a diverse and weak understanding on leadership, leaders could perhaps be granted for a higher discretion to deploy their own leadership style (Alvesson, Blom & Sveningsson, 2017). Besides, the structural constraint on leadership also affect its significance. The structural constraints such as job position and burden of tedious work could hinder leaders being a ‘strategic planner’ as described in most of the management education or literatures. In Sveningsson and Alvesson’s (2016) study of managerial lives,
In line with this theory, the surrounding units include employees, the public, shareholders, corporate partners, the government and the general public. The theory demonstrates that each of these stakeholders have a role in the success of an organization. An organization that needs to maintain and take care of its clients should first focus on taking care of its employees. As Morgeson, Mitchell, and Dong (2015) allude, employees will always take care of the organization 's clients if they are taken care of. In essence, when an organization works with satisfied employees, the employees will try as much as possible to ensure they have a sustainable job through working for the benefit of the organization’s sustainability.
Bad leadership affects the aptitude of the company in retaining employees and depresses their optimism, incentive, and throughput. Understanding the personalities of weak leaders can assist an individual to avoid leadership drawbacks and reinforce the leadership aptitudes. However, poor leadership is caused by trying to control teams through policies, orders, goals, rules, reports, and forcing employees to work, generate, and supply what organization contemplates being suitable services and products. (Dave Logan, 2008) Inability to organize details was one factor which should be improved in my company: good leader calls for the ability to hold and master details. For instance, in my organization, a leader is ever too busy carrying out a task that can be required of him in his capacity as a leader.
1. My philosophy of leadership is about collaboration and teamwork. Respecting and treating everyone the same, is key to supporting a good team atmosphere. I believe when a leader puts effort and care into assisting others, then their peers and followers will naturally want to support them. It is also important for a leader to recognize, that advocacy must never become so important that the critical elements of leadership are neglected (e.g.