Servant Leadership as a New Leadership Concept In Organizations And Distinguishing Between Transformational and Servant Leadership

GİDERLER ATALAY, Ceren (2010) Servant Leadership as a New Leadership Concept In Organizations And Distinguishing Between Transformational and Servant Leadership. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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Servant leadership is an increasingly popular concept in the repertoire of leadership styles. The concepts of servant leadership appear to underlie most of current literature on leadership theory and management practice. When viewed in a historical and scientific context, servant leadership proves to be the viable and sustainable option for organizational longevity. Servant leadership has been described as ―a transformational approach to life and work‖ that takes ―the transformation wrought in its followers to a new height‖. The servant leader‘s first priority is to serve others including customers, employees and the community involving shared decision-making, a holistic attitude toward work and comminity building.The servant leader belives in awareness, empathy and integrity and is most likely to engage in responsible reflection. He/She has been referred an active, empowering process in which the leader enables the followers to do their work and take responsibility for self-management. The result is as a synergy of shared vision, trust and responsibility that engenders a flexible organization and a deeply satisfying work life.The aim of this study is to describe the servant leadership that is an increasingly popular concept for organizations. On the other hand, this study indicates that the functional attributes of servant leadership such as communication, credibility, competence, stewardship, visibility, influence, persuasion, listening, encourgement, teaching and delegation. In the other words this article examines transformational leadership and servant leadership to determine what similitaries and differences exist between the two leadership concepts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, Servant Leadership, The Characteristics of Servant Leadership, Transformational Leadership.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 13:26
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 14:58

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