Servant Leadership

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Introduction to the topic The assignment this week involves a summative overview of the learnings from groups and group processes. The narrative concludes with three topics from Resilient Leaders that relate to Organizational Management and Leadership. Importance of Groups and Group Processes. An organization’s use of teams in the workplace is a common phenomenon in the 21st century. According to Plessis (2012), organizations are increasing their use of team in the quest of improved performance and to meet the challenges of the 21st century. According to Dees (2013), a team consists of a group of interdependent players who perform uniquely valuable functions in order to accomplish the vision and mission. The members of Group 4 were placed…show more content…
Selfless service is the foundation of servant leadership. For an organization to thrive it is important for a leader to serve their followers and place their needs before his own needs. Servant leadership has a profound impact on employee empowerment by fostering an environment of empathy, awareness, healing, listening, stewardship and community awareness (Murari & Gupta, 2012). A selfless service leader can have mediating effect on both public service motivation and corporate social responsibility that assist the organization from both a community and goal attainment perspective (Tuan,…show more content…
Dees (2013) noted that wisdom is a critical to a leader’s success in an organization. Solomon asking God for wisdom was a clear demonstration of his understanding of what he needed to be successful (Dees, 2014). Organizations need leaders that make informed decisions through careful deliberations of viable options. Leaders should continually seek to learn and gain wisdom. Wisdom is gained through reading, writing, teaching, and mentoring (Dees, 2013). The commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement is a catalyst for organization short and long-term success. Dees (2013) noted that wise leaders have mentors. According to Dziczkowski (2013), some of the world’s most respected leaders have trusted mentors. From an organizational perspective, it is imperative to have both the leader and follower committed to the developmental process (mentorship). Hyatt (2011) noted that for one to become a great leader, they must be a great follower. According to Dees (2013), wise leadership consists of developing others and helping them reach their full potential. Lastly, wise leadership should be considered a lifelong process. Wisdom building, personal and follower development should not be viewed any differently. Whether one is a leader or a follower, they should wait upon the Lord (Dees,

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