Servant Leadership Style: A World Less Explored

The theory of servant leadership style is based on variations in human nature. There are some people around us who wish to serve. They are inclined to do some service for others. They consider that their employers, their society, or their commitments should be prioritized aptly. This kind of person thinks about the community or the organization first. When a person like this ventures ahead to embark on a leadership role, then he/she may adopt a servant leadership style. This is, in essence, a psycho-behavioral leadership framework. This leadership style is very much centered on the attitudes, actions, and traits of the leader concerned. These leaders are inclined to lead from front and consistently mentor their followers. Yet, experts like James Heskett notes that servant leadership style is not very popular. However, Heskett (2013) also thinks that servant leadership should have been a more widely adopted leadership paradigm. Although servant leadership style is not suited for everyone, it is very productive and follower oriented. In the article “Why isn’t servant leadership more prevalent?“, Heskett (2013) has focused on both the theoretical and practical aspects of this topic.

Nevertheless, it is advisable that real world situations are not great places for experiment. Since there is enough scope for more experiments and research on servant leadership style, it still remains only a second option.

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