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The Strengths of Servant Leadership

  • Steven Crowther
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Part of the Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business book series (CFPLB)

Abstract

Servant leadership has several components, and these components combine to create some unique strengths to this model of leadership. At its core, servant leadership is driven by virtues or deeply held values in the leader. In this way, servant leadership addresses the issues of ontology in the leader. The leader becomes a servant; the leader does not just attach serving behaviors. It is an issue of the soul or the person and even of their worldview or of their sense of reality. It is deeply embedded in the person. Then, since this way of leading is very person oriented for the leader and focus oriented on the other person, it is very personal. Yet, it can be applied in large group settings as well as small ones. Since this model is driven by virtues or deeply held values in the leader the strength of this form of leadership is that it is foundational in the soul of the person. It is not just what a leader does; it is more of a process of becoming more and then as a by-product of these particular virtues giving of self in service to others.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Crowther
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  1. 1.Grace College of DivinityFayettevilleUSA

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