Servant Leadership

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The Ten Characteristics of a Servant Leader Servant Leadership was one of the leadership approach which was emphasize over any other specific leadership techniques. After some years of carefully considering Greenleaf’s writing Spears identified ten (10) characteristics that he thinks is the central in developing a servant leader. These characteristics are: 1. Listening – This is a critical communication tool, necessary for active and accurate communication. It is stated that servant leaders tend to communicate by listening first which can only be accomplish by deep commitment to listening intently to others. According to Greenleaf “only a true natural servant automatically responds to any problem by listening first” (Greenleaf, 1991, p. 10).
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