Discuss the traits, behaviors, and leadership style you would expect to see in a person who identifies as a servant leader.

A. While servant leadership can be connected to biblical principles and Christianity, it is not exclusively tied to it. In what ways do the principles of servant leadership cross religious and cultural lines? Justify your opinions by providing specific examples.

B. Discuss the traits, behaviors, and leadership style you would expect to see in a person who identifies as a servant leader. In your response, include discussion about the following.

a. In what ways can servant leadership be considered a vocation?

b. When people commit to being servant leaders, what does that mean about the types of behaviors they exhibit and prohibit personally and within the organizations they are leading?

c. How does servant leadership differ from traditional forms of leadership?

RESOURCES

Electronic Resource

  1. A Servant Leadership Story

Read “A Servant Leadership Story,” by Malinski, located on the Servant Leadership Institute website (2017).

https://www.servantleadershipinstitute.com/tips-and-stories/2017/1/13/a-servant-leadership-story
  1. Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

Read “Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,” by Rivers, from Texas CEO Magazine (2015).

  1. Raymond Reyes – Greenlief [sic]

View “Raymond Reyes – Greenlief [sic],” by Reyes, located on the YouTube website (2010).

  1. Servant Leadership Experience Overview

Read the “Servant Leadership Experience Overview” to learn the specifics about the course project due at the end of Topic 8.

LDR-630-RS-Servant Leadership Experience Overview.docx

  1. Servant Leadership: The First Pillar of the Colangelo College of Business

Read “Servant Leadership: The First Pillar of the Colangelo College of Business,” by Gibb, located on the Grand Canyon University website (2015).

http://blogs.gcu.edu/colangelo-college-of-business/servant-leadership-the-first-pillar-of-the-colangelo-college-of-business/
  1. What Is Servant Leadership?

Read “What Is Servant Leadership?” located on the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership website.

e-Library Resource

  1. The Servant as Leader

Read “The Servant as Leader,” by Greenleaf, from Servant Leadership: A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness (2002).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=587729&site=ehost-live&scope=site&ebv=EK&ppid=Page-__-27

e-Library Resource

  1. The Servant as Leader

Read “The Servant as Leader,” by Greenleaf, from Servant Leadership: A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness (2002).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=587729&site=ehost-live&scope=site&ebv=EK&ppid=Page-__-27

Other

  1. Biblical Servant Leadership References

Read the “Biblical Servant Leadership References” handout.

LDR-630-RS-Biblical Servant Leadership References.docx

Unit 2

A. Visit the “Competitive Advantages” page of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership website at https://www.greenleaf.org/winning-workplaces/workplace-resources/research-studies/competitive-advantages/ and review the articles indicating ways that servant leadership helps organizations gain competitive advantage. Using that information along with the Topic Materials, discuss how servant leadership contributes to competitive advantage in contemporary organizations. Provide specific industry examples of companies that have thrived as servant leaders.

B. One of the challenges often faced by nonprofit organizations is financial viability. Consider how the service leadership model can make a nonprofit organization competitive in ways that are not profit driven. In your post, discuss whether or not the value the nonprofit provides to the community and the greater good is professionally appealing enough to make you want to explore as a career opportunity despite the fact that in many cases than the personal and financial gains offered by nonprofits may not match what is available in for-profit organizations.