Essay on Book Review - the Serving Leader
A Review of The Serving Leader: 5 Powerful Actions That Will Transform Your Team, Your Business and Your Community
Review of The Serving Leader
Jennings, K., & Stahl-Wert, J. (2004). The Serving Leader: 5 Powerful Actions That Will Transform Your Team, Your Business and Your Community. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
The book The Serving Leader, presents an alternative approach to leadership based on actions rather than theory. The dynamics of Serving Leadership are introduced using a narrative centered on an estranged son and his dying father. It is through the …show more content…
Barriers may include factors such as attitudes, obscured goals and communication deficiencies to name a few. However, in addition to supporting the many and setting high expectations it is a Serving Leaders responsibility to remove these and any other barriers. This process helps individuals achieve their goals so that the organization can achieve greater results overall. Additionally, a Serving Leader must always remain a teacher through their actions. Essentially, practice the principles that you wish to see in others. Together these processes is what the authors coin as blaze the trail, “since a serving Leader must both teach and remove obstacles so that others can follow the path they’ve blazed” (Jennings & Stahl-Wert, 2004, p. 53). It is these practices that assist in making it possible for others to progress.
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