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MGT5750

Servant Leadership

The course involves defining and understanding Servant Leadership in various business settings. Based on that platform, the student will learn how to develop a personal sense of purpose, mission, and vision, as well as the skills and personal traits that will attract and motivate followers. The classic work of Robert Greanleaf will be the foundational text for this course. The Leadership Experience by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner will provide an application of Servant Leadership in five key areas: leadership modeling, vision sharing, innovation and change, enabling others, and encouraging the heart of followers.

COURSE COMPETENCIES:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be competent in:

  1. Explaining how Robert Greenleaf’s work and personality led him to be a student of institutions.
  2. Identifying an expanded list of personal traits and methods that fit the Servant Leadership model and have proved valuable in various types of organizations.
  3. Identifying the principle of Servant Leadership in various business management settings.
  4. Identifying the concept of leadership modeling and its impact in the business setting.
  5. Analyzing how sharing business vision in the organization can transform both individuals and organizations.
  6. Analyzing servant leadership applied to organizational processes and innovations.
  7. Recognizing and describing the uniqueness of servant leaders’ role in empowering employees.
  8. Identifying and explaining encouragement as a key function of Servant Leadership.
  9. Connecting the concept of Non-Anxious Presence to Servant Leadership.
  10.  Explaining the use of the term citizenship with regard to employees assuming responsibility for defining goals, self-motivation, and quality maintenance.
  11. Applying Servant Leadership in the student’s personal and/or professional life.
  12. Identifying and describing a number of successful organizations whose leaders have exemplified the principles of Servant Leadership.
  13. Recognizing and discussing the need for healing with regard to leaders, workers, and institutions, and how Servant Leadership makes that possible.

The following competencies are added for graduate-level students

  1. Examining a Servant Leadership strategic model for the modern organization.
  2. Identifying and describing a number of successful organizations whose leaders have exemplified the principles of Servant Leadership.
  3. Comparing the importance of Servant Leadership as an effective leadership approach among various leadership theories.
  4. Recognizing and discussing value and impact of Servant Leaders in Business and the intrinsic value of their contributions.

 

Syllabi

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