Servant Leadership Essay

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Running head: SERVANT LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS TO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

Servant Leadership Effectiveness to Organizational Change
May 13, 2006 Introduction
Real change leaders are not found among the top executives within an organization. Although, top executives participation is important to change within an organization, the real change leaders are middle and frontline managers, and he or she influence how the majority of people perform within the company. "The most difficult aspect of major change has little to do with getting the right concept, core process redesign, or even a team at the top. Major change lies in changing the people system – the skills and behavior of hundreds of employees down the line. Major change relies
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"Although servant leadership is consistent with improved corporate cultures, this style is not consistent with short-run profit maximization. If global competitiveness requires short-run efficiency, servant leaders will hinder corporate financial success" (Brown et al. (1998, p1733-1734). Shareholders would become intolerant with the servant leaders because they are not forceful and cannot or will not communicate a vision, and does not attempt to take full advantage of short-run profits. Quest for power, fame or self-centered goals is not apart of servant leadership character. Servant leaders are concerned with the less fortunate in the social order and make every effort to help others develop as persons. Servant leaders want to help those they serve become better, wiser, freer, more independent, and more likely themselves to become leaders. Risk-taking behavior is not apart of servant leadership decision-making process. "Servant leadership is not a quick fix approach to leadership. Rather, a long-term, transformational approach to life and work" (Kinicki & Williams 2003, p471). Servant leadership approach is to meet the goals of supporters and the organization rather than the goals for his or herself. Dynamic Environment is characterized by action or strength or energy of personality affecting the

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