Importance of Servant Leadership Discussion
Based on your experiences and the assigned reading, discuss the importance of servant leadership in building trust and sustainable partnerships.
Servant leadership is very beneficial as it builds nurturing environments where individuals can feel valued and respected (Spencer,2020). In addition, it can help establish well-built work relationships, and harness self-initiatives to keep employees motivated and engaged. Holistic leadership such as servant leadership methods that involve groups in ethical, emotional, rational, and spiritual components are inspired to succeed into what they are capable of becoming (Eva et al., 2019). Moreover, servant leadership puts its focus on the individuals, groups, and organizations he/she works with to ensure that growth and development are met through serving the needs of others, promoting team problem solving, personalized development, and incentives by providing self-governance and resources. Ethics and integrity are highly important. With that being said, the ability to serve successfully and build trust and transparency is reliant on moral leadership, and servant leadership inspires others and works industriously to make society great (Tanno & Banner, 2018). Furthermore, servant leadership mirror the word of god and the application of theological truths of grace, and mercy.
Identify an example of someone who exhibited servant leadership skills in building a cross-cultural partnership and why these efforts were successful.
Harold MacDowell, CEO of TD industries is someone who exhibits servant leadership skills. He sets a culture that implements key elements in sustaining employees and the environment in which they work by valuing, respecting, and appreciating their efforts (Schwantes, 2017). Moreover, these efforts are important, and culture is taken very seriously with leaders at every level ensuring core values are carried out at all times by building and maintaining trusting relationships, passionately protecting the safety of all partners, leading with a servants heart, pursue excellence, and celebrate the power of individual differences (Schwantes, 2017). His efforts are successful as he put individuals ahead of profit and hone in on sustainable approaches that are mutually important for business and culture.
A true partnership involves risk shared by all parties.
A successful partnership requires risk sharing and this is why I agree with the following statement. Risk is a part of investing and once a partnership is put into an agreement and formed, all parties reap the benefits and losses of investments equally. Moreover, partnerships benefit and help each other resolve and manage risk successfully, implement efficient risk management techniques and commit to sharing all risk so that the end result of a project can be a successful outcome instead of one company bearing the full risk (Willemsen & DArc, 2019).
Eva, N., Robin, M., Sendjaya, S., van Dierendonck, D., & Liden, R. C. (2019). Servant leadership: A systematic review and call for future research. The leadership quarterly, 30(1), 111-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2018.07.004
Schwantes, M. (2017, March 29). The world’s 10 top CEOs (They lead in a totally unique way). Inc.com. https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/heres-a-top-1…
Spencer, A. (2020, April 16). All About Others: Servant Leadership in the Modern Workplace. BizLibrary. https://www.bizlibrary.com
Tanno, J. P., & Banner, D. K. (2018). ScholarWorks | Walden University Research. https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.c…
Willemsen, R., & DArc, P. (2019, May 14). A successful partnership requires risk sharing. Digitalist Magazine News on Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Analytics & More | SAP Innovation. https://www.digitalistmag.com/digital-economy/2019…
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