Servant Leadership responses

Servant Leadership responses

Please write 2 paragraphs with 1 reference to post below. In the article, Principles of servant leadership and how they can enhance practice, Waterman (2011) examines the concept of servant leadership in the context of service, community, and vision in healthcare. With service, he describes how having a desire to develop, care, and show concern for others illustrates having a servantƒ??s heart and being mentor-minded; empowering others in the workplace and developing followers to attain their professional potential. Service is provided within a community, such as a healthcare organization in which employees have values and beliefs that affect their interaction with one another (Waterman, 2011). Such communities can be diverse and when listening is employed, leaders are able to understand and value employees. Waterman (2011) describes how leaders need to be persuasive communicators with the ability to provide constructive feedback. ƒ??Leaders require vision to adapt the delivery of services with efficiency and effectivenessƒ? (Walterman, 2011, p. 25). Casting vision and testing it to determine whether or not it is acceptable in the workplace is important, especially in healthcare as it is ever-changing. With foresight and having a sense of awareness leaders can be perceptive to the needs of others. With nurses in healthcare, understanding what each nurse does (serving), for whom it is done (community), and what is to be achieved (vision) is vital to servant leadership and organizational effectiveness. From the reading, I have learned that the principles of servant leadership can be applied in various context and all can be met with challenges for even a servant leader. Applying servant leadership through the frame work of service, community, and vision would be considered as it provides a structural approach to this form of leadership, zoning in on employee needs of a particular organization. Link: https://eds.a.ebscohost.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/eds/detail/detail?sid=27727541-c87c-49ec-b879-6e0d913980d1%40sessionmgr4004&vid=5&hid=4210&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#AN=58043443&db=bth Reference Waterman, H. (2011). Principles of ‘servant leadership’ and how they can enhance practice. Nursing Management – UK, 17(9), 24-26. Retrieved from https://eds.a.ebscohost.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=27727541-c87c-49ec-b879-6e0d913980d1%40sessionmgr4004&vid=4&hid=4210 2nd post- Please wrte 2 paragraphs with one reference commenting on post below and answer the question at the bottom. An article by Kaya, Aydin, and Ongun (2016) caught my eye because it discussed burnout, servant leadership, and organizational politics. Burnout and politics are creating some challenges at my current organization and has existed at some level in the other organizations I have worked in. The article looked at research on the effects of servant leadership on burnout through organizational politics. This was done via a survey completed by employees from 49 different organizations evaluating employee perceptions of their leaders and personal burnout. The survey evaluated four areas of servant leadership: persuasion, vision, encouragement, and communication. It also looked at organizational politics: fair pay and promotion, fair reward, and fair opinion. Burnout was divided into three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, low personal achievement, and depersonalization. A correlation analysis showed some interesting results. For example, as servant leader provide better communication the perceptions regarding fair pay and promotion were positively affected. When employee perceptions of their leaders persuasion and encouragement characteristics increased, their perceptions of the leader fairness in organization politics also increased and less feelings of burnout were reported (Kaya, Aydin, & Ongun, 2016). The article concluded that servant leadership may decrease burnout. What I learned from reading the article is that servant leadership can prevent and/or mitigate employee burnout. By improving communication alone there can be positive changes in employee perceptions and decreased feelings of burnout. However, the different aspects of servant leadership do not always line up the way you think they would with employee perceptions. For example, a servant leaders vision ability does not guarantee a perception of fair opinion. I think that is why servant leadership must be an altruistic approach. You can’t pick and choose a few servant leader characteristics you like and only use those, you have to be willing to base your whole approach on this leadership style or else the employee perceptions will be as variable as your leadership is. Question to the class: Have you ever personally known someone who was burned out and switched jobs to a servant leadership organization? Did you see a change in them? References Kaya, N., Aydin, S., & Ongun, G. (2016). The impacts of servant leadership and organizational politics on burnout: A research among mid-level managers. International Journal of Business Administration, 7(2), 26-32.


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