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Servant leadership is defined as someone who feels compelled to serve others around thembefore serving themselves. Robert K Greenleaf initially presented the notion of servant leadership,who established a center devoted to spreading the concept of servant leadership in the early 1970s.After Greenleaf's untimely death, the Center for Applied Ethics institution was renamed in hishonor. The primary mission is to "improve the caring and quality of all institutions through a newapproach to leadership, structure, and decision-making… emphasizes increased service to others; aholistic approach to work; promoting a sense of community, and sharing of power in decision-making." Blanchard (1991) In short, a servant leader is a responsible leader who simultaneouslyleads and inspires people to achieve while putting others first.Furthermore, servant leaders are usually excellent at ensuring that their subordinates' needsare fulfilled and met, making their relationship much more personal and comfortable. Servantleadership is prevalent across many cultures, religious beliefs, and origins. For example, inphilosophies and values, Indian culture and Hinduism share similarities and contrasts."Hinduism is a religion, or way of life, found most notably India and Nepal. Hinduismhas been called the "oldest religion" in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer toit as Sanatana Dharma," essentially translating to either "the eternal law" or the "eternal way"beyond human origins (Brockington, 1996, pg. 9). The term "Hindu" is derived from the word"Sindu," This is the name used by the earliest Vedic-Indians to designate the vast river innorthwest India, which is known today as the Indian state of Punjab (Brockington, 1996). TheHindu faith allows followers to believe in God or not, and if they do, what type to worship.Many people see Hinduism as an open interpretation religion since many faiths are founded onfollowers. Hindus worship a variety of deities and various manifestations of God. It is oftenseen as a more comprehensive and complex approach to comprehending life as we know itnow (Brockington, 1996).

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