This module focuses on the concept of servant-leadership. In the hope that all of you will find yourselves in positions where you can act as an enlightened servant-leader in the future (if you aren’t already in such a position already), the forum discussion in this module involves preparing for that day.
Students are to create forum posts for either of the alternatives listed below.
- Analyze yourself: Based on what’s been described in the lectures and readings about servant-leadership, do you feel you would be capable of leading in that fashion, or are you doing it today? What makes you feel you would be a good servant-leader, or makes you one today? What is holding you back from acting as a servant-leader? Those of you who choose to address the last question are free to point to personal characteristics or the environment in which you work now.
- Discuss someone you have known personally or someone identified through research who exemplifies the servant-leadership concept. Describe their position, and actions they have taken which distinguish them as servant-leaders.
Be sure to comment on at least one post by a fellow-student, too! Also, be gracious when someone responds to your post – answer questions, or say something relevant to keep the conversation going.