Servant Leadership


Definition: Servant Leadership is an altruistic leadership style described by Greenleaf ('70) of someone who chooses to serve first, and then lead as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions. A servant-leader may or may not hold a formal leadership position.
A SL has 10 characteristics:
1. Listening
2. Empathy
3. Healing
4. Awareness - general and self-awareness.
5. Persuasion - not via authority
6. Conceptualization - beyond day to day
7. Foresight - history->now->future
8. Stewardship - holding something in trust for others
9. Commitment to the growth of people
10. Building community



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