The Principles of Servant Leadership and their Application into My Current Work Environment

The Principles of Servant Leadership and their Application into My Current Work Environment


Matthew Bunker Ridgway as well as George C. Marshall each employedservant leadership exercisesperfectly prior toGreenleaf introducing theword. For a martialservant leader, the individualmay be of exceptionalpersonality, skilfulin motivatingand guidingothers to addheartilytomission oriented objectivesacknowledgedas portionof a greaterplannedvision.

Martialleaders have a tendency tomaintain high responsibility heights and powerat low heightsof their institutes.  Maybe mostsignificantly, leadership of the military is on the basis a notionofself-denial, service, as well as duty; they swear to that cause(Kolditz, 2009).  They picturetheir duties to supportersas anethicalresponsibility, describingleadership as puttingfollower wantsprior tothose of thehead, alsothey educate this value precedence to subordinateleaders.  Their leadership spreads to being concerned for the peopleof their marines, seamen, airmen, or soldiers, particularlyonceservice associatesareemployed (Kolditz, 2009).

When obliging in catastrophesituationswhere leadership affectsthe survival orphysical welfare ofequallythe leader as well asthe led— in extremis perspectives—transactional motivationfoundations (for examplepunishmentwarning, rewards, or pay) turn out to beinadequate. Why mustsomebodybe inspiredby rewards whilehe may not surviveto relishthem? Why could someonebe afraidof organizationalpunishment whileconformitymayresult to fatality and/orharm?  Soldiers withinsuch instancesshouldbe guidedin methodswhichmotivate, instead ofnecessitate, confidence as well as trust (Kolditz, 2009).Once supporterscomprise confidence as well as trust in an appealingleader, they are changedtoenthusiastic, instead ofsimplyacquiescent, agents. Within the languageof leadershipphilosophers, such impactis labelledtransformationalheadship, alsoit is the prevailingapproachof leaders of the military (Kolditz,2009).

The leadership which is paramount—whether during combatortruce—is acceptedas a meticulousdutytooperate. In numerousbusiness environmentsit is hardto instilla value suitewhich brandsleaders retainersto theirsupporters. On the contrary, leaders who happen to have workedwithin the vesselsordinaryto military in addition toother riskypublic service professions (nurses,firemen, and police) be inclined tomaintain suchprinciples. Tie self-sacrificewith the adaptivesize, flexibility, as well as innovation necessitatedby precarioussettings, alsoone may view the worthof leadership of the military as a standardfor leaders within theprivate zone (Kolditz, 2009). Though leadership as well as servant hood situatesbytheoreticaltops of a band, the code that a principalis able todo in the ordinaryattention of his subjects doesn’t differ from the negotiations of several other leadershiphypotheses. For example, the bidirectional contactamidleadersas well assupportersrooted in the exercise of associationconstruction behaviors are able to be understood to involve a leader’saspiration to endorse theordinary concern of his supporters ( Gustaveson ,2014 ).

This author has had teachingwithknowledge as a Naval Officer moreover has in use that experiencethenconveyed to my presentjob. This authorconcurs with Gustaveson, (2014),  to say that ‘a leader needs to build relationships with their subordinates’. Forinstance, a team of servant leaderphilosophy that would aidpluspromote this objective is being a noble listener plus havingcompassion. Paying attention is an imperativefeature of variousleadershipkinds, howeverit is particularlymid towards servantleadership.   A servant leaderought to pay attentionprior toperforming, this assistlegalize the viewpoint of their assistant (Northouse , 2013). Occasionallythings can’t bealtered, but the deed of paying attentionthangivingresponseassistconnectsupportersmoreoverallows them recognize you agree to their worth as anaffiliate of the group.

By presentation anassistant that you are sympathizing with them you are legalize their opinion (Northouse, 2013). The capability to sympathize is an enormouslyefficientdevice in assistingsupporterscomprehend that you acknowledge theiranxiety. This can be as easy as comprehensionmatter withhome, ancestraltroubles, as well as even beingbanal. In this author’spresentsituation as a Nurse Manager, I attempt to create these two philosophy mykey concentration.  Capacity of achieving this one necessitate to “communicate”.  Consultation in my view can as well be vigorouspaying attentionwith body language, and thenrestorevocal legalization.    Being current on my companyfurthermorechatting with my employeesas well as getting to recognize them with their house life is a method to demonstrate compassion.


Gustaveson ,  C. ,( 2014).   Military leadership from a servant’s p erspective . Penn State.

Retrieved from

Kolditz , T. ,( 2009)Why the military produce great leaders. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved


Northouse , P. (2013).  Leadership: Theory and Practice (Sixth  ed .). Sage Publications, Inc.


(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)