Name Tutor Course Date Servant Leadership Initial Post Servant leadership is a paradox of the traditional leadership where the leader’s role is to influence the followers and the followers’ role is service. On the contrary the servant leadership entails the leader taking up the role of both influence and service. Although individuals can manifest servant leadership the organizations also play a crucial part in modeling servant leadership. One of the ways that organizations can model this type of leadership the forefront of agitating servanthood. Also it is true that it is possible to practice servant leadership in a competitive corporate environment. Apart from the fact that this type of leadership has been successfully used in companies such as Starbucks servant leadership ensures that employees are comfortable in the workplace. The extended impact of this collective involvement is increased output resulting from contented workers. Thus such companies can compete favorably with other organizations using other types of leadership. [...]
Discussion Posts: Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions, via the discussion board in BB Learn. Participation is required for success in the course. The instructor will post 10 discussion prompts on the board (each worth 10 points for a course total opportunity of 100 points). To be eligible for full credit, students must respond to the instructor’s original post (may earn up to 6 points), and at LEAST two classmates (worth up to an additional two points each). Points earned are based on content, support, detail, organization, and mechanics. 200 original post 175 first classmate response 175 second classmate response Instructions How can organizations, and not just individual leaders, become models of servanthood? Is it possible to practice servant leadership in a competitive corporate climate? 200 original post 175 first classmate response While servant leadership based upon, "Liden, Wayne, Zhao, and Henderson (2008) and Liden, Panaccio, Hu and Meuser (2014) suggest that there are three conditions that have an impact on servant leadership, these conditions include context and culture, leader attributes and follower receptivity" (pg. 231). Because of these conditions servant leadership will be carried out differently amongst each organization. Each organization can adopt a unique mix of the servant leadership behaviors including conceptualizing, emotional healing, putting follower's first, helping followers grow and succeed, behaving ethically, empowering, and creating value for the community.These behaviors can assist organizations by influencing their followers and boost an organizations community involvement in order to become models of servanthood. The outcomes expressed in the text shows that by becoming a model of servanthood an organization can have positive effects including follower performance and growth, a boost in organizational performance and societal impact. These outcomes will often help an organization reach it's leadership peak once it can master it's mix of servant leadership behaviors. Furthermore an organization can become a model of servanthood by carefully selecting individuals that have high integrity, strong ethics, and who are interested in and capable of establishing long-term deeply rooted relationships with followers. Organizations would need to foster and promote behaviors including "behaving ethically" and develop training programs that foster leaders to develop behaviors such a emotional intelligence, ethical decision making, and skills for empowering others as strong leaders makes for a model organization. As far as a competitive corporate climate, it may not be possible to practice servant leadership. Although there are effective behaviors and key characteristics that can foster servanthood in such an environment themain goal of servanthood is to downplay competition and promote egalitarianism. The key to servanthood is to share power and enable others to flourish and become autonomous. In all honesty I believe that you can possibly be a servant leader in a competitive environment as long as you can juggle and promote these behaviors while competing with integrity and in an ethical way. 175 second classmate response I will post the second person once I get it .