Servant leadership is an important skill that all nurses should make a part of their daily lives. I still have a lot to learn about nursing, but I have already seen servant leadership in action during clinical. My experiences have both been at the main hospital.
What does it mean to be a servant leader? Servant leaders are constantly focusing on the needs of others before their own. Servant leadership involves an individual demonstrating the characteristics of foresight, awareness, and commitment to personal growth toward others. Servant leaders act for the greater good, even when controversy has the possibility of rising. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are excellent examples of this. Both of these servant leaders had experienced controversy throughout their lifetime, yet continued to exhibited their willingness to stand for what they believe in, no matter the personal consequences. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks both knew that things needed to change and felt that they could affect that change. They did make a difference, but were both arrested for their actions.
When you hear about the words ‘servant’ and ‘leader’, what would you think about? Many people will come up with the fact those are contrary words. If you draw a hierarchical pyramid in your mind, the servant is placed in the bottom class and the leader is located in the top part on the contrary. However, there is one leadership theory called servant leadership. Then, what is servant leadership about?
A servant leadership is a set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals. It builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more caring world. If the speaker had not used his voice then the message and tone of the speech would be different. Letting him speak his own speech meant he knew what was going on and he wanted to address the nation. He
Serving others is the sole purpose of our organization. Our mission statement is based around serving and protecting the community. As firemen, we already have a servant mentality but we should always be looking for ways to improve our service. We must continue learning in order to grow as individuals and as a department. In reading “Serve To Be Great’ written by Matt Tenney, I was introduced to a new perspective on leadership. Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. Servant leadership is more a way of life than a management technique. Tenney believes that making your employee’s happiness the priority
Leaders are often depicted as resolute, visionary, motivational, intent on reminding followers to get with the program or get off the team. And we 've all heard that it 's lonely at the top. No question that leaders may be called on to make difficult decisions and to demand compliance with those decisions. To fail to do so would, at times, be an unforgivable dereliction of duty.
The basic principle of servant leadership is serving others and the community. The three principles of the servant-leadership are sharing the power, putting the needs of others first and helping people achieve their highest potential so that they may want to serve others. This creates an environment of trust, collaboration, teamwork and group improvement. Robert Greenleaf created the term, Servant Leader, and creating the idea of leading by serving with individuals and organizations. In one of his major essay’s, The Institution as Servant, Greenleaf (as cited in “What is Servant Leadership,” n.d.) expressed what was frequently called the “credo.” Here he said: “This is my thesis: caring for persons, the more able and the less able serving
Servant leadership is a leader who displays ethical and caring behaviors. These leaders seek to enhance the growth of others while improving quality of life. The two main constructs of this leadership are ethical behavior and concern for subordinates. The characteristics embodied in this are stewardship, foresight, conceptualization, persuasion, building community, listening, empathy, awareness, commitment to growth of people and healing. When responding to natural disasters, a servant leader must possess all of these qualities to be effective. Natural disasters can happen at any time with or without warning. Hurricane Katrina was a disastrous event in which leaders faced ethical challenges
LifeStream recognizes this and through its volunteers works to ensure patients receive the blood products they need, and the community is well-served by encouraging others to give back. Northouse (2014) focuses on leadership from the point of view of the leader and their behavior and identified key characteristics of servant leadership, which provide a creative lens from which to view the complexities of servant leadership: listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the group and building community. From the beginning, LifeStream has worked to earn the respect of the communities they are in, through the level of service delivered to donors, patients, and business partners. A principle of LifeStream is aimed at helping save lives in the communities they serve. They strive to nurture employee growth and development and inspire employees and donors to be servant leaders. This volunteer experience allowed me to implement servant leadership principles including, listening, empathy, stewardship and commitment to the growth of others and building of the community. Speaking with and listening to the donors, has shown me the importance in taking the time to learn the stories of others and how as servant leaders,
In the beginning of EMS the most dominant style of leadership was based on a transactional approach,rewarding those individuals that follow procedures with positive incentives and reprimanding those that do not with reprimands. However,times are rapidly changing and the servant style of leadership is quickly becoming more acceptable and recognized throughout the industry.
Servant and Authentic leadership have several characteristic comparisons. Both servant and authentic leadership styles are positive leadership styles. Servant and authentic leaders serve other individuals. They both believe in empowering the employees they serve. The leadership styles possess a high standard of values, displays compassion and passion for integrity to their followers. These leadership styles will not comprise on their character. Both leadership displays relationship with people or followers. They rely on their personal charisma to get things done. Authentic leaders are positive, they are transparent with their followers and have a sense of themselves (Yaacoub, 2018).
Being a man today can be tough. The society a boy grows up in has a wide variety of ideals of what it is to be a man. A boy may see many contradictions of what it takes to be a man depending on the digital media he sees or the company he keeps. It can be difficult to make any sense out what it means to be a man. One avenue shows boys they can grow up to wear makeup and dress like women. Some boys are influenced by their upbringing, where they want to show women dominance by abuse or neglect. As boys mature they can be influenced by many different avenues in this ever-changing world, yet they can build a sturdy foundation of manhood in the Bible. The Bible is a way to navigate the winding road of this world and provides a straight and narrow
Over the last few weeks, leadership class has succeeded in getting me to think deeply about my life, who I really am and who I hope to be. This is good because it helps me put proper measures in place that will help me accomplish those goals.