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Answer the following statements with a True or False. 1. Leaders can follow their whims and fancies. 2. Leaders are capable to do anything they like. 3. Leaders don’t need to mind their subjects. 4. Leaders should follow ethical principles. 5. Leaders are responsible. 6. Leaders are to serve others. 7. An Ethical Leader is someone who works for other people’s interests and not for his own hidden agenda or ulterior motives as guided by sound principles. 8. Servant leadership is the type of leadership that puts others first before one’s own self. 9. A servant leader listens deeply to others and empathizes with the people around him/her. 10. A servant leader puts others’ concerns first and foremost above own self- interests and motives. 82
Reading: SERVANT LEADERSHIP While the idea of servant leadership goes back at least two thousand years, the modern servant leadership movement was launched by Robert K. Greenleaf in 1970 with the publication of his classic essay, The Servant as Leader . It was in that essay that he coined the words "servant-leader" and "servant leadership." Greenleaf defined the servant-leader as follows: "The servant-leader is servant first... It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first . Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions...The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature." "The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant-first to make sure that other people's highest priority needs are being served. The best test, and difficult to administer, is: Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served , become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? And , what is the effect on the least privileged in society? Will they benefit or at least not be further deprived?" Robert Greenleaf's concept of the servant-leader was stimulated by his reading of Journey to the East by Herman Hesse. It is the story of a group of travelers who were served by Leo, who did their menial chores and lifted them with his spirit and song. All went well until Leo disappeared one day. The travelers fell into disarray and could go no farther. The journey was over. Years later, one of the travelers saw Leo again—as the revered head of the Order that sponsored the journey. Leo, who had been their servant, was the titular head of the Order, a great and noble leader. In The Servant as Leader , Greenleaf said: ...this story clearly says— the great leader is seen as servant first , and that simple fact is the key to his greatness. Leo was actually the leader all of the time, but he was servant first because that was what he was, deep down inside . Leadership was bestowed upon a man who was by nature a servant. It was something given, or assumed, that could be taken away. His servant nature was the real man, not bestowed, not assumed, and not to be taken

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