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Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts Hailey N Wilson Grand Canyon University: PSC-410 13MAY2018
Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts Servant leadership is the want to first serve those that one is leading before serving themselves. Servant leadership was first introduced by Greenleaf. Greenleaf introduced servant leadership in the 1970’s. The mission to servant leadership is to improve the quality of organizations through decision making, leadership, and structure. The concept of servant leadership is increased service to others through a complete approach to work, community, and a shared responsibility through decision making (Blanchard, 1996). Being a servant leader means that one is truly inspired and motivated to serve others while leading them to success for themselves. Being able to not only identify, but also meet the needs of those the servant leader is serving brings true happiness to the servant leader. Servant leadership is seen throughout all aspects of the world and in various different cultures and viewpoints. Throughout this paper the Indian culture and the Hinduism viewpoint will be examined. Religion: Hinduism Hinduism has been around and practiced for many years. Hinduism is the oldest known religion, with history of Hinduism being traced back to 5,000-10,000 B.C. Hinduism is practiced widely in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, but originated in India. Approximately 85% of Hindus live in India. Since Hinduism has been constantly evolving over the years, there is no single founder. The Hindus believe in one God that they call “Brahman” whom they worship in a temple. Although they only believe in one God, they do view other Gods and Goddesses as various versions of Him. Throughout the life of a Hindu their ultimate aims are wealth, desire,

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