If a better society is to be built, one that is more just and more loving, one that provides greater creative opportunity for its people, then the most open course is to raise both the capacity to serve and the very performance as servant of existing major institutions by new regenerative forces operating within them.”The servant leadership philosophy and practices have been expressed in many ways and applied in many contexts.
Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature.“The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant-first to make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served.
The best test, and difficult to administer, is: Do those served grow as persons?
Is it leadership style or possessing certain skills and abilities to lead? Bennis, an American scholar, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, and Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California once said: The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -- that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
Is it one’s character or is it one’s ability to develop and resolve complex strategies? This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not.
The servant leader uses characteristics that help establish a quality relationship with those they lead and through that relationship is able to support and build employee morale and increase job performance by those they lead.
Especially in the field of emergency services, servant leadership is a leadership approach that benefits the followers, leader, and the community they serve....
This research endeavors to examine servant leadership by drawing on the commissioning and ministries of two of God’s servant leaders, Isaiah and Jesus Christ and by juxtaposing their qualifications, leadership style and abilities, and vision over an against that of other leadership styles in hopes of yielding a clear biblical distinction for the servant leader.
Understanding Terminology The word servant is seldom associated with leadership.
Since this is the case, it behooves God’s leaders to know God’s defines the people he calls to be a servant.
To provide a consensus in understanding for the use of the term servant and leadership throughout this paper let us first look at what the Hebrew/Aramaic and Greek texts have to say about their meaning.