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Servant Leadership in Diverse ContextsServant leadership can be explained as someone who has the urge to serve others around them before serving themselves. The idea of what is known as servant leadership was first introduced by a man named Robert K Greenleaf, who founded a center dedicated to helping spread the idea of servant leadership, at the beginning of the 1970’s. Originally called The Centerfor Applied Ethics, the center was renamed after Greenleaf after his unfortunate death. The center’s mission is to primarily “improve the caring and quality of all institutions through a new approach to leadership, structure, and decision-making,” going on to elaborate on how the very concept of servant leadership “emphasizes increased service to others; a holistic approach to work; promoting a sense of community; and sharing of power in decision making.” (Blanchard, 1991). In summary, a servant leader can best be described as a responsible leader who to leads and motivate others into success at the same time, making sure to put others before themselves. In addition, servant leaders are generally great at making sure that the needs of their subordinatesare being met and served, making their connection much more personable and relaxed. Servant leadership is something that is universally found in all cultures, religious beliefs, or backgrounds.All in all, the Indian culture and the Hinduism viewpoint have resemblances and differences withtheir philosophies and valuesHinduism“Hinduism is a religion, or way of life, found most notably India and Nepal. Hinduism has been called the “oldest religion” in the world and some practitioners and scholars refer to it 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,” which is the term the first Vedic- Indians used to describe the great river in the northwest chunk of India, which is known in present-day as the Indian state of Punjab 2
Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts(Brockington, 1996). The Hindu faith allows followers to choose whether they believe in God or not, and if they do choose to believe in God, what kind of God they worship as well. Hinduism has been considered an open interpretation religion by many, as a lot of the religion is based upon the followers at the time. Hindus tend to worship many deities and other manifestations of

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