Needed! Servant Leaders for the Corporate World


 
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Needed! Servant Leaders for the Corporate World
Rajiv Prasad
Too often we see corporates turning to the "new buzz" in corporate management concepts almost like cows in a herd.
Hence, we see a lot of concepts such as servant leadership being adapted to suit the corporate strategy whilst at the same time keeping parameters of age-old concepts such as viewing organisations as "well-oiled machines" where each brick fits in the wall (or is made to fit or thrown out as the case may be).
Servant leadership by its very essence suggests that leaders and people who are in powers of authority need to tone down on the concept of scorecards being the final verdict in judging employee performance. SL instead suggests to aspiring participants to keep in mind the key metrics while adopting the more humble and consultative approach to enriching the experience of the internal clients - being the employees under the participant's authority.
 

 
Developing Countries and the Buzz Paradox
Nassir Mozdic Jamal Dr., Management Consultant, Kenya, Member
Cannot be described better than Rajiv Prasad - Australia has. One week of paid tour to a developed country and the senior civil servant returns. "Tran...Sign up
 

 
Servant Leadership - a Personal Style, not a Corporate Culture
David Green, Project Manager, United States, Member
It is unfortunate that corporations continue to change their culture to "the next great idea" as it confuses employees, and creates a sense of "here w...Sign up
 

 
Servant Leadership is the Essential Ethos of the Military
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Member
I agree with you that the corporate world adopts and discards the newest whiz bang in notions about leadership, but servant leadership is the coin of ...Sign up
 

 
And they Probably Wonder Why the Military Succeeds..
Brett E Holdeman, Student (University), United States, Premium Member
I agree wholeheartedly, Tom!
I wish I had seen, other than from myself (and boy, was I second-guessed) in the Nat'l Guard how servant leadership ...Sign up
 

   
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