Servant Leaderships: Transformational Leadership And Contrivant Leadership

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a. The two most intriguing leadership styles presented in the readings were transformational leadership and servant leadership. Both leadership styles are relationship-oriented, that is, in order for these leadership styles to be effective, positive relationships must exist between leaders and followers. Also, both leadership styles reject the role of leader as being reserved for those individuals in designated positions of power, but rather a quality that may be exhibited by any individual (Kelly, 2012, pp. 10-11). However, the differing goals of each leadership style is the seemingly critical factor that separates transformational leadership from servant leadership. Transformational leaders strive to motivate and transform followers to…show more content…
3). Through the service of others, servants as leaders create positive changes in the lives of others that lead those served to act more autonomously (Block, Blanchard, Wheatley & Autry, 2006). The goal of a service leader is to help others achieve their highest level of functioning. Those served are then motivated to become service leaders as well (Block, Blanchard, Wheatley & Autry, 2006). Thus, servant leadership focuses on commitment to helping the individual served grow in their abilities. In turn this gives the served individual confidence in their work and personal abilities which then transforms into a desire to help others do the…show more content…
The most appropriate leadership style for Jenny’s situation is one that is fluid and ever changing based on the situation and/or needs of the individuals being lead. In path-goal theory, the intensity of interactions and the type of interactions are adjusted based on the goals of the outcome and the needs of the followers (Kelly, 2012). Because the skill level of nurses vary, the flow of the environment is disorganized, there are high turnover rates of staff, and the needs of the patients are complex it is best to implement actions based on the varying needs of the department and its nurses. Path-goal theory utilizes four leadership styles that are dependent on the needs of the follower in an attempt to build a cohesive team that are motivated by feeling they are capable of doing the work, knowing what they contribute to the organization will help to accomplish its goals, and by believing their efforts are appreciated and meaningful (Kelly,
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