Servant Leadership

Part I

Definition for Servant Leadership

  • “The student models servant leadership and equips others in a God-given direction through Christlike character, leadership capability, and love.”

Servant Leadership Goal

  • I struggle in wanting to be a well liked leader. This can make me sensitive to people but many times it reverts me into a state of not speaking up or being fully myself. I shrink from conflict or confrontation.
  • I want to learn to gracefully and authentically speak up when it feels uncomfortable.

Strategies

  • Have one uncomfortable conversation a week in which I voice my opinion in a graceful way.

Resources

Measures

  • I will recognize self confidence and diminished dread and fear when talking to people about uncomfortable topics.

  • I will be more successful in my conversations coast to coast ride May 24- June 25.

Part II

Overall Reflection Statement for Servant Leadership

For my competence in servant leadership, I am submitting my observations of leadership styles during my internship semesters. This includes the various leadership styles on my Conversations Coast to Coast Cycling Tour, my observations of my mentor and boss’s leadership style, and my own leadership styles.

Artifacts With Descriptions

1. Observations of Leadership Styles

Learning Reflection

As I developed and demonstrated servant leadership, I have learned that you can never be a people pleaser as a leader. There are some tough decisions that have to be made and there will always be someone on the team that doesn’t agree with your choice. This realization has given me a since of freedom in knowing that I won’t be perfect and any decision will make someone mad. I have embraced this reality.

Lifelong Development Statement

As a result of the experiences documented by these artifacts, I will continue to develop in servant leadership by being wise and efficient in making difficult decisions. I also would like to invite my team members into the deliberating process in order to have different perspectives and shared ownership in the decisions. I find that people may not agree with your decision, but they can respect the decision if they know the reasoning and care behind it.

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