Overall peace nonviolence rebirth and karma are some

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Overall, peace, nonviolence, rebirth, and karma are some of the main aspects Hinduism. Principles of Servant Leadership Both in Indian culture and Hindu beliefs, many of their philosophies and values are similar to the principles of servant leadership. There are countries in Southern Asia that are accepting of leaders who are showing charismatic and value based leadership (Carroll, 2014). Servant leadership is about serving others, displaying trust, empowerment, encouragement, and service to their employees or followers. Three attributes of servant leaders in India are they have humility, empowerment, and a vision. They lead and serve other by continuing to listen and learn from their followers. Leaders in India also empower others by using their full potential by playing to people’s strengths. Finally they have a vision, they see the big picture and are able to see how each person can contribute. The values found in Indian culture are similar to servant leadership, including the values of modesty, dignity, patience, integrity, observing, listening and generosity. Gandhi is one of Hindu’s leaders that exhibits these values, especially integrity. 2
Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts With his integrity, courage, peaceful non-violent acts Gandhi fought for India’s independent and inspired many. Gandhi talked about how civilizations needs to “reevaluate its approach to wealth, power, pleasure, ethics, and spirituality…Wealth and power have to be seen as the means to the good life in a multi-religious political community, and not as ends in themselves,” (Purel, 2003). Gandhi explained that wealth and power can be a good but only when it works in harmony with ethical and spiritual foundations of servant leadership; using wealth and power to help others. The values found in Indian culture can be seen in servant leaders in the workplace. In Indian culture, work has been viewed as a duty. “A sense of duty and not increasing material needs, is considered the primary motive of action,” (Gopinath, 1998). This is considered to be Dharma, or righteous duty as a guiding principle for work in India. Those of Indian culture and Hindu belief view one’s duty as fulfilling one’s responsibility towards family or one’s higher purpose (Sharma 2015). One’s responsibility towards their family or higher purpose is similar to servant leadership. Servant leader’s responsibility is to others, they work to serve their followers.

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