What is servant leadership? - Definition from WhatIs.com
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Is a leadership philosophy that is built on the belief that the most effective leaders strive to serve others, rather than accrue power or take control.
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An authentic leader inspires trust and loyalty in employees and has the ability to influence others and contribute to an organization's success. And all that can be learned and assessed.
Critics believe that authentic leadership can promote rigidity in those who use it as an excuse for not evolving their ideas following new challenges, experiences and insights.
Critics also say that authentic leadership's belief in presenting one's true self, and not a persona, can prevent someone from being an effective leader.
Studies have shown that servant leadership and the empowerment and teamwork that accompay it trickle down. Higher level managers who turn from selfish leadership to selfless leadership end up creating lower-level managers and other employees who then do the same.
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Servant leadership is a very social leadership style.
While traditional leadership is about the accumulating, hoarding and exercising (which often degenerates into abusing) of power by...
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