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Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts Jhericka Soroten MGT-410 Charlotte Newman 7 October 2017 1
Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts Servant leadership is defined as having the natural feeling to serve others first before yourself. Being a servant leader means that you are a servant first and being a servant, you are putting the needs of others before yours. Servant leadership is a philosophy that was founded by Robert K. Greenleaf. This philosophy is a set of practices that help enrich the lives of individuals and it helps build better organizations. Servant leadership creates a world that is more caring and just (Dierendonk, D., & Patterson, K., 2010). For one to be a servant leader, they must aspire to lead, inspire, and motivate other individuals into success. Being a servant leader, you need to be able to identify and meet others’ needs and serve their communities as a whole. Servant leadership can be shown throughout the world, in any culture, religion, and worldview. It is quite universal and can be shown in many ways. In this paper we will see how servant leadership is shown through the religion of Hinduism and how servant leadership is shown in Indian culture. We will determine the differences and similarities between their philosophies and values in servant leadership. Religion: Hinduism Hinduism or “the eternal law”, is a way of life, a religion, that exist in India and Nepal. It is known as the “oldest religion” that exists in the world (Carroll, B., & Patterson, K, 2014). The religion of Hinduism first began 4,0000 years ago in Northern India. Hinduism is one of the world’s religion that has no instructor, organizer, or any prophets. The religion of Hinduism is not considered an individual or single religion. Instead, Hinduism is the act of various religious gatherings that come from India. There are over a billion of people who practice Hinduism and is one of the biggest religions, following Christianity and Islamic religion. In India, about 80% of their population see themselves as Hindus. Hinduism includes a variety of religious practices, 2
Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts deities, and religious leaders. Each individual’s faith depends on the person themselves and will choose a form of devotion and spiritual leader that best fits their goals and nature of their faith.

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