The purpose of this assignment is to examine servant leadership practices with regard to religions and cultures other than those associated with Christianity. While servant leadership is often associated with Christianity
The purpose of this assignment is to examine servant leadership practices with regard to religions and cultures other than those associated with Christianity.
While servant leadership is often associated with Christianity and the Bible, one could argue that it is compatible with most religions and philosophies and that it transcends cultures.
This assignment presents you with an opportunity to explore other cultures, philosophies, and religions and asks you to think critically about how servant leadership practices are apparent in other religions and cultures.
First, begin by selecting and examining one cultural context and one religious viewpoint outside of mainstream Christianity. Then in a 1,250 to 1,500 word essay, discuss the following:
Explain how the principles of servant leadership are evident in your chosen culture and religion?
Identify similarities and differences between servant leadership philosophies and the values from your selected cultural context and religious viewpoint.
Identify specific examples of servant leadership practices evident in your chosen culture and religion in your essay.
You are required to locate a total of four articles that address servant leadership in your chosen cultural context and religious viewpoint. Two of the articles should examine servant leadership from a different cultural perspective and two articles should examine servant leadership from a different religious perspective. The articles must be peer reviewed and have been published within the last 5 years. You must use and cite the articles within each content area in your paper to strengthen your claims.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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Servant leadership is a rapidly growing and influential research and practice domain (Roberts, Christian scripture and human resource management: building a path to servant leadership through faith. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2015). The contemporary focus on servant leadership was given impetus by the work of Robert Greenleaf (Servant leadership: a journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness. Paulist Press, New York, 1977).
As the research on servant leadership expands globally, this chapter explores the generalizability of servant leadership across cultures. The first section reviews the conceptual definitions of servant leadership followed by how those attributes are reflected in four of the world’s major religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism – a reinforcement of their universality.
The second section of the chapter reviews the empirical data by summarizing the results of 104 US and international studies that generated 213 dependent variable measures.
The breadth of the favorable influence of servant leadership practices on outcomes is consistent and impressive with 209 of the 213 (98.1%) of the dependent variable effects of servant leadership in the positive direction.
Only 1.9% were nonsignificant. Even allowing for publication bias, these are very impressive results. The results are equally impressive when the US and global studies are compared.
All 100% of the United Sates and 96.2% of the international studies manifested positive outcomes. Interestingly, all four of the nonsignificant studies were international. There are 25 nations represented with the preponderance of the studies from the United States (41.3%) followed by China (16.5%), Turkey (6.4%), the Netherlands (3.7%), Canada (2.8%), and Iran (2.8). The data clearly reinforces an increasing global scope of research interest in servant leadership and its degree of influence.
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