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1 Servant Leadership By: Rodrick Chambers & Jennifer Luken ELI Partner Assignment, Class of 2011

2  Participative Management Style  Achieves results for organizations by giving priority attention to the needs of colleagues and those who the leader serves.  Servant-leaders are often seen as humble stewards of their organization's resources (human, financial and physical).  Highest priority of a servant leader is to encourage, support and enable subordinates to unfold their full potential and abilities. Servant Leadership

3  Increased opportunity to influence or impact leaders who are more monarch in nature.  Greater likelihood of reciprocation from those who are being served. Strengths of the Servant Leadership style

4  The phrase “Servant Leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay that he first published in In that essay, he said: "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." Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

5  Those who are being served feel more at a mutual position with their leader(s)  Humility is generally the primary source of serving  Increased chances of being relatable and conscious of the affairs of those around you. 3 Positives to Servant Leadership

6  People may have the tendency to be abused for their services  The leader may have the tendency to take on too much at a time  Could develop a “savior” complex 3 Challenges of Servant Leadership

7  Jesus-Lived a life dedicated to serving others; Historically proven, his mission was to save humanity through his death.  Gandhi- through education and a heart of compassion, Gandhi lived a life of advocacy for civil justice, non-violence and peace. Giving up his personal freedom through fasts and other persecutions for the sake of others. Leaders who possess(ed) Servant Leadership

8  Harriet Tubman- this woman dedicated her life to freeing slaves at the risk of losing her own life. She traveled miles across the southern regions of North America to free slaves to the Northern states of America.  Mother Teresa- A woman who dedicated her life to traveling the roads less traveled (literally). She was known for doing small things with big heart. Among many great things this woman did, she was recorded carrying a terminally ill woman to a decent facility to have a respectable death. Servant Leaders, cont.

9  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- Similar to Ghandi, Dr. King used his education, faith, and difficult realities to perpetuate a movement that had started decades before his birth, however he was very instrumental in organizing people and serving them to fight for the USA’s freedom.  Cesar E. Chavez – Founder of the National Farm Workers Assoc. (United Farm Workers). Cesar made people aware of the struggles of farm workers for better pay and safer working conditions. He succeeded through nonviolent tactics (boycotts, pickets, and strikes) and the union sought recognition of the importance and dignity of all farm workers. Servant Leaders, cont.

10 Defining Characteristics  Selfless  Humility  Sensible to the human race  Advocate for justice  Caring  Listening  Empathy  Stewardship  Building community  Commitment to growth of people 5 of 10 characteristics from R.K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership


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