The Servant Leader and the Competency Based Leader

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"Alright! A master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in business. It looks like you are qualified to lead these employees. Welcome to the team." This type of interview strategy to find the most competent manger, based on education or other qualifications, has been used since the early days of the industrial revolution. Nonetheless, many of the major companies have been changing their strategy in recent years. Instead of hiring people based on qualification alone, companies hire mangers based on their attitude of management; especially an attitude of servitude. This paper will address the strengths and weaknesses of both servant leadership and competency based leadership, compare the two, explain why competency based leadership is popular in most organizations, and explain why competency based leaders are able to also demonstrate servant leadership qualities. Strengths and Weaknesses In examining any of the major leadership styles the weaknesses and strengths must be exposed. This paper’s goal is to persuade the reader that both leadership styles have many benefits. However, it will also show the weaknesses of these styles in order to allow the reader to make an informed decision between the two forms of leadership. Competency Based Leadership The competency based leadership focuses primarily on the abilities, experience, and the amount of education that the potential manager has. According to Kaslow, Falender, and Grus, "Supervisors in leadership positions require a new armamentarium of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to motivate interest in their supervising faculty/staff in evolving clinical practice and supervision" (Kaslow, Falender, & Grus, 2012). The hope of these three parts to leadership is that th... ... middle of paper ... ...te Kaslow, N. J., Falender, C. A., & Grus, C. L. (2012). Valuing and practicing competency-based supervision: A transformational leadership perspective. Training And Education In Professional. Retrieved from Klamon, V. (2007). In the name of service: Exploring the social enterprise workplace experience through the lens of servantleadership. The International Journal of Servant-Leadership, 3(1), 109–138. Nikodijević, A., Labrović, J., & Doković, A. (2012). Academic burnout among students at faculty of organizational sciences. Management (1820-0222), (64), 47-53. doi:10.7595/management.fon.2012.0019.
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