Stephen Covey on Servant Leadership

http://business.unr.edu/faculty/simmonsb/badm720/coveyservant.pdf

In New Wine, Old Bottles, Stephen Covey argues that servant leadership is a more effective way of leading compared to micro management and performance evaluation.  A servant leader builds a mutual relationship and understanding with her employees and gives them power and freedom to perform to the best of their ability to reach a common goal.

Despite general assumption, this approach is not a soft approach by any means.  In this approach the leader does not become the hero.  The leader does not single-handedly take the organization from good to great. Instead, she only offers help, support and resources.  She describes the expectations and goals and she motivates her employees by giving them freedom to perform in their roll and by rewarding their good performance and holding them accountable for the work they do.

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~ by aliahmadian on April 11, 2010.

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