Executive Summary Surveys show that less than half of respondents say they agree or strongly agree that their leaders are inspiring. Even fewer feel that their leaders foster engagement or commitment and model the culture and values of the corporation. But real breakthroughs in performance come from employees who feel inspired by their leaders and their organizations.
Leaders are made, not born. They create and develop their leadership qualities by becoming men and women with core values of fine character, and integrity. Your greatest personal asset is the way that you are known to others through both, your personal and business ethics.
Your greatest personal asset is the way that you are known to others through both your personal and business ethics. It is your personal reputation for keeping your word and fulfilling your commitments.
Your core values, business ethics, and leadership qualities precede you and affect all your interactions with others and they can be improved as they are acquired.
Servant leadership is a leadership philosophy built on the belief that the most effective leaders strive to serve others, rather than accrue power or take control. The aforementioned others can include customers, partners, fellow employees and the community at large. The term was coined by management expert Robert K.
The authoritarian style of leadership requires leaders to have total decision-making power and absolute control over their subordinates. Servant leadership upends the top-down power structure.
Similar leadership styles:
Ethical leadership urges leaders to show respect for the values and dignity of their subordinates. Servant leadership's emphasis on taking responsibility for the needs and desires of others.
Participative leadership style requires leaders to involve subordinates in setting goals, building teams and solving problems but keep the final decision-making in their own hands. Servant leadership includes some of these elements.