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What is Servant Leadership?

Servant Leadership is one of my favorite concepts. For me it’s a no brainer. So, let me explain why.

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Introduction to Leadership
Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
Course 11: Leadership
Section 2: Models of Leadership

Other videos in our Introduction to Leadership:
🎬 The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid https://youtu.be/1TBuarqUXDY
🎬 What is Transformational Leadership? https://youtu.be/s89ZXYWx5l4
🎬 What is Visionary Leadership? https://youtu.be/dGQk5EFHUZU
🎬 What is Charismatic Leadership? https://youtu.be/2hMsWlwQaJQ
🎬 What is Authentic Leadership? https://youtu.be/jmBDAQ4w4mY

The idea for Servant Leadership came from a corporate manager called Robert Greenleaf, in 1958. Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness https://geni.us/6Z7Z

Journey To The East, by Hermann Hesse – https://geni.us/MSS95vN

Greenleaf’s original conception of Servant Leadership was a moral one. We have a responsibility to help the people we lead to grow and develop. So, we must serve them.

I describe the twin roles of a servant leader as:
Providing their team with everything they need, to do their jobs.
Protecting them from anything that can interfere with doing their jobs.

Max De Pree stepped down as CEO in 1987, he published his best-selling book, ‘Leadership is an Art’ https://geni.us/AB06lge

How to Practice Servant Leadership
Servant Leadership is a behavioral model of leadership.
• Integrity
• Humility
• Communication
• Respect
• Restraint
• Coaching
• Trust

1. Servant Leadership is a personal thing. What do you understand by the term? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. How important is this idea to you? And why? (2 MC CPD Points)
3. What more can you do to serve your team, acting as a raincoat? (2 MC CPD Points)
4. What more can you do to serve your team, providing them with rations? (2 MC CPD Points)

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There are a vast number of Leadership books – perhaps more than on any other management-related topic. And there is also a huge range represented in different lists of the best. This no-doubt reflects the different contexts for leadership.

So, any recommended reading list of leadership books must be particularly subjective. I have chosen those that made me think, and which are of particular value to managerial leaders: not sportspeople, military leaders, or CEOs. In no particular order:

📖 Leaders Eat Last
📖 Start with Why
📖 Humble Leadership
📖 The Leadership Challenge
📖 The New Leaders
📖 Shackleton’s Way
📖 Why should Anyone be Led by You
📖 The Habit of Excellence

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00:00 – Servant Leadership
00:15 – The ideas for Servant Leadership
01:13 – What is Servant Leadership? Robert Greenleaf
01:53 – The leader as a steward
02:32 – Behaviors of a Servant Leader
03:02 – The twin roles of Servant Leadership: Rations and Raincoat
04:14 – Max de Pre on Servant Leadership
05:08 – How to practice Servant Leadership
08:32 – Closing words… from Max de Pre: ‘The first responsibility of a leader’

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Complexity, Leadership, and the Cynefin Framework
Robert House and Path Goal Theory [Situational Leadership]
Commercial Situational Leadership Models
A Generic Day-to-Day Situational Leadership Model
Tannenbaum & Schmidt: The Leadership Continuum
The Fiedler Contingency Theory of Leadership Effectiveness
What is Authentic Leadership?
What is Charismatic Leadership?
What is Visionary Leadership?
The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid
What is Transformational Leadership?
What is Transactional Leadership?
Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles – A Styles Models of Leadership
Action Centered Leadership – A Roles-based or Functional Leadership Model
Leadership Behaviors: Task and Relationship Focus
Traits Models of Leadership
Leadership Traits, Roles, and Styles: Three Types of Leadership Model
What is Leader-Member Exchange Theory? And Should You Use LMX Theory?
10-Step Leadership Process: A Simple Model for How to Lead
Leadership Attitudes: How to Approach Things Like a Leader
The Leadership Skill Set: What Every Leader Needs to be Able to Do
What is Leadership? and Why do We Need Leaders?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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