Is it possible to practice servant leadership in a competitive corporate climate? Is it possible to practice servant leadership in a computer-mediated environment (e.g. in a virtual team)? Find a recent article (within the last five years) that supports your position.
Servant leadership is a system that is widely being embraced by individuals and organizations. Therefore, competitive corporate climate is an ideal area in which servant leadership could be applied. This reason is justified that corporate culture emphasizes on core values, individual innovation and capacity development of a leader, and these are essentially upheld under servant leadership (Lewis, 2007). For one to be a servant leader, he or she must prowess the quality of determination, and selflessness, and offer his or her utmost services to the stakeholders. Other side skills that such individual should profess include innovative skills, as well as having core values necessary for such progress.
Indeed, it’s possible to practice servant leadership in a virtual environment. Computer environment often involves systems that are operated by human minds, or are given directions through human efforts. Servant leadership is ideal in this respect as it spurs motivation, and efficiency in the development and deployment of these computer programs. Therefore, other team members will feel inclined by this, and thus be self-motivated (Tenney, 2014). This is the platform in which virtual environment adopts servant leadership.
In one paragraph compare and contrast the research on teams presented in Northouse with some of these videos on teams.
Lewis, P. S. (2007). Management: Challenges for tomorrow's leaders. Mason, OH: Thomson/South-Western.
Tenney, M. (2014). Serve to be great: Leadership lessons from a prison, a monastery, and a boardroom.