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Servant Leadership 1 Running Head: Servant Leadership Allen Brown Organizational Behavior and Management MGT- 420 Module 6 Assignment
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Servant Leadership 2 Servant Leadership Servant leadership is a very popular leadership model in today’s business world. The concept for servant leadership was developed in 1970 by R. Greenleaf. Greenleaf proclaimed that, “the servant leader serves the people that they lead which implies that employees are an end in themselves rather than a means to an organizational purpose or bottom line.” (Greenleaf) Greenleaf defined a servant as someone who: “devotes themselves to serving the needs of organizational members, focuses on meeting the needs of those they lead, develop employees to bring out the best in them, coach others and encourage their self expression, facilitate personal growth in all who work with them, and listen and build a sense of community.” (Greenleaf) Servant leaders are sought after because they are very effective because they focus on the followers needs so that they can reach their max potential. A strong point for this leadership style is that the people who are in charge routinely think about how to value, honor, respect, and motivate those people who work under them.
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Servant Leadership 3 The servant leadership model is a Christian based idea but it also applies to other religion. I will show that in both Hinduism and Islam there are practicing examples of servant leadership and that the servant leadership model can be applied into any religion by simply developing managers who care about the development, growth, and livelihood of their employees. In Hinduism there is no practiced system of morality and there is also no central authority to give directives. These qualities exist in many religions and leads to many different views and ideas based around on central concept. The religious path of Hinduism revolves around the idea of the whole world being a single family who is accepting of all ideas and beliefs. This results in and huge variety or traditions practiced under the umbrella of Hinduism. Since there is no one central deity in the Hindu religion there are many different gods who are worshiped, one of these is Krishna. Krishna has many aspects which would lead one to believe he practiced servant leadership wall before Greenleaf developed the
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course MNG 500 taught by Professor Linkiden during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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