Servant Leadership Theory Analysis

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This paper would attempt to discuss two leadership theories and how they connect to real life experiences. However, there are various definitions for the term Leadership. Leadership can be regarded as a process through which an individual or group of individuals have an influence or stimulate others to achieve targets and objectives. Kruse, (2013) is of the view that leadership is a process through which individuals maximize the efforts of others to achieve a common goal. Leadership is regarded as a position and role of an individual who directs or influences a group of people to accomplish their mission, to inspire commitments and improve the organization. Jago, (1982) opines that a Leader is made and not born.
Leadership Theories
Leaders can express their authority in diverse ways. However, Hersey & Blanchard (1969) are of the view that there is no single best style of leadership and that a leader cannot rely on a single management style to fit in all conditions. …show more content…

However, one of the leadership styles is the servant leadership which is described as an approach that focuses on the desires of others members before the leader is considered (Vanderpyl, 2012). The Servant leadership are those that have the natural sense of wanting to serve (Greenleaf, 2002). He is of the view that Servant leadership is about wanting to help others, by identifying and meeting the needs of the customers and colleagues. Servant leadership begins with the sense of feeling of wanting to serve (Ciulla, 2003). Servant leadership is aimed at helping others mostly the once not good enough to do better (Rohn, 2012). Furthermore, my present work involves the adoption of the servant leadership style and the ten characteristics of a servant leadership approach, namely the Listening, Empathy, Healing, Awareness, Persuasive, Conceptualization, Foresight, Stewardship, Commitment and Building Community (Spear,

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