Assignment on Servant Leadership in Business

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Running head: SERVANT LEADERSHIPSERVANT LEADERSHIPName of the student:Name of the university:Author note:
1SERVANT LEADERSHIPIntroduction:Proper leadership is extremely important component in achieving organizationeffectiveness. Proper leadership skills help in positioning executives to make thoughtfuldecisions about the mission and vision of the organization and accordingly allocate resources toachieve those directives. Different important leadership qualities have been provided byresearchers over the years which are important in bringing success in the business domains.These are emotional stability, dominance, enthusiasm, social oldness, self assurance andcompulsiveness. Different leadership styles have been proposed by authors over the years andhave been followed by business stalwarts (Ansah & Chinomona et al., 2015). While some arebeing criticized, some are highly appreciated. Transformational servant leadership are found tobe the most beneficial forms of leadership as researches have shown high correlation of themwith the organizational effectiveness and also job satisfaction of the employees who arefollowers of such leadership. The following assignment will mainly portray a literature review ofthe different interconnections of the traits of the leadership style with that of job satisfaction,business development, organization effectivity and many others.Impact of transformational leadership on employees:Transformational leadership helps in emphasizing intrinsic motivation and thedevelopment of all the employees working as teams under him. This mainly helps employees ingetting an opportunity to explore new world of possibilities in their career and help them inelevating performance (Chanhoo et al., 2015). Such leadership helps the employees to fulfilltheir individual, organizational and also community potential to a highest extent. These become
2SERVANT LEADERSHIPpossible as they mainly encourage the team members to properly understand and alignthemselves with the goal of the group and also with theta of the organization as a whole. Theymainly help in stimulating the follower’s efforts towards a path of innovation and creativity andalso help them by inspiring them to commit themselves to a shared vision and shared goals of anorganization. Servant leadership is one of the most appreciated forms of leadership style which isgaining appreciation in most of the organizations over the world (Barbutto & Wheeler, 2006).This form of leaders usually follows a visionary role where leaders define the direction of thefollowers. These leaders mainly take it as a responsibility of themselves to communicate with theemployees about what the organization stands for and the mission and vision of the organization.Servant leaders mainly feel that their role is mainly helping followers to achieve their goalsalong with the search of the factor which would help the employees to get success in their work(Harter, schimdt & Hayes et al., 2002).Importance of the leadership styles:Transformational leaders are extremely important for organizational success and helps inestablishing job satisfaction among the employees. A large number of attributes of this form ofleadership ensures that the employees feel satisfied with their work and does not feel work stressand burdened with work. Researchers have described such leaders as “heroic, decisive, vigorousas well as charismatic” (Khattak et al., 2017).The foremost reason behind the use of the positive terms is the skillful motivation of thepeople working under him. Such leaders are found to use their belief in the vision of thecompany for providing inspiration to the staff to be more productive and work with the goal ofmeeting the company’s objectives. They make it sure that all the employees are working on the
3SERVANT LEADERSHIPsame page with proper ideas to align with the corporate strategy and planning. When all the teammembers are on the same page with a proper corporate vision, it helps in achieving the visioneasily and at a faster pace (Antonakis et al., 2012). Proper motivation makes the employee’senthusiastic and help in development of zeal among them that makes the working environmentvery active and employees coordinate with each other successfully to reach a common goal.Lowering of turnover rates:Moreover, researchers are of the opinion that servant leadership is very much helpful inlowering employee as well as customer turnover rates. Leaders who follow both the servant andtransformation leadership styles are able to develop an ability which helps in retainingemployees and customers. This is because they are found to get fully engaged with people andhelp them to satisfy their needs and practice their rights along with the organization’s needs. Thishelps the employees feel the sense of corporate fit and get assured about their stay with thecompany (Greenleaf et al., 1977). Less turnover rates are very much beneficial for the companyas they help the company form wasting a huge amount of resources and funds from hiring againand training of the newly hired staffs. When such an efficient leader is found to interact withcustomers in the same, effective manner, he can retain many customers by potentially limitingthe costs of constant marketing and capturing new consumers (Hickman, 1998).Corporate learning:Another very important aspect of the transformational leadership and servant leadershipis that it develops an environment of corporate learning. Each and every organization needs theiremployees to be well trained for effective outcomes. In this scenario, such leadership styles areof huge benefits as they take the charge of corporate learning. They do so by improving the
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