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) Servant leader
The mission of a servant leader is therefore to identify the needs of others and try to satisfy these needs. The Servant Leadership paradigm takes a different approach to the leader-follower relationship. Serving the needs of the follower becomes a leader’s priority and an end to itself rather than a means to achieve organizational objectives. In some American firms in which servant-leadership has been practiced; Human Resources practices are driven by the following principles; 1. Openness and fairness 2.
a) Leadership is a process, (b) leadership involves influence, (c) leadership occurs in groups, and (d) leadership involves common goals. Leadership is a process whereby an individual influence a group of individuals to achieve a common goal according to (Northouse,2013). Leadership is about inspiring people to a good cause rather than holding positions of formal authority. I will apply my servant leadership practice by striving to incorporate the open-door policy to communicate effectively with my team. Have awareness to the daily operations and follow up with my staff.
The main aim of this section is to review the current the theoretical studies and concepts in the areas of leadership, staff motivation, job satisfaction, leadership styles, distributed leadership styles, influence of leadership style, principal's leadership style and teachers' effectiveness, and teachers' job satisfaction as affected by principal's leadership style. Each theme will be discussed to elucidate the theoretical foundation for conceptual approach of this study. Leadership Theories This literature review aims to compile an evolving schools of thought on various leadership styles and theories. Early theories discussed the characteristics and behaviours of leaders which later evolved to the roles of followers and the
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION The research study provides an overview of specific leadership styles, which required for successful project delivery and what impact this will have. The research enables one to determine the perceptions of different leadership styles and forms within a project environment to formulate the role of leadership. The study also ascertains the effectiveness of people engagement and determines leadership styles, which would impact the delivery of successful projects. It refers to sustainable leadership types, styles, skills levels and the impact that effective leadership has to identify what is required to secure efficient project outcomes. Leadership models are also highlighted to identify the right person for the right
Self-leadership in its basic form is the leadership of oneself. However, how one leads themselves and if they do so effectively determines whether their leadership journey will become a transformational one (Neck, Manz, & Houghton, 2017). This transformational journey of self-leadership must begin by discovering one’s vocation, mastering mindfulness, and feeding one’s curiosity as these three tools lay the foundation from upon which to build. Self-Leadership Self-leadership is how one influences themselves to achieve their goals or objectives. It is grounded in behavioral and cognitive strategies and “addresses not only how but also what and why” to aid in positivity and productivity (Neck et al., 2017).
Unit IV teaches that Leadership is important to performance and followership has everything to do with it. Kelley’s model of followership can be a useful model to observe people 's motivations and work ethic. By detecting follower motivation and work ethics, it helps a leader to open the conversation about work effort and thinking effort. Which in return, can be used to become a more effective follower. Follower development and follower performance are key aspects to reaching organizational
Leadership style also combines certain traits, skills, attitudes, and behaviors. Hence, different styles are used according to the situation. It is important that as a leader, you know when to mitigate your style to fit the situation. Problems occur when a leader settles on a style that they’re comfortable with and continue to use the same style, over and over again, regardless of whether or not it is appropriate. As you read through this section, be mindful that my aim is to give you the tools to be a more effective leader.
LEADERSHIP Introduction Depending on how various individuals perceive it, leadership is described in many ways. Leadership is “the process by which a person influences others to achieve an objective”. (Learn to be a leader.com, 2009) On the other hand ,leadership is that process in which one person sets the purpose or direction for one or more other persons and gets them to move along together with him /her, with each other in that direction with competence and full commitment. Roebuck (1999) also emphasised that, leadership should set an individual apart from the rest. She also said one does not need to be in high position (i.e.
If leaders fail to be a realist or set an unattainable vision and goals followers will lose their trust in them. Developing the understanding that vision or reality is the foundation that first must be set to lead in a servant leadership approach successfully. It is crucial for servant leadership, to display a vision that meets the needs of the organizations and at the same time displays a path for the followers to develop their abilities and grow. One of the main characteristics of servant leaders who defines reality and sets a vision is foresight. According to Northouse, "Foresight encompasses a servant leader 's ability to know the future" (2015, p.228).