Servant Leadership – How A Leader Can Be Both A Leader And A Servant At The Same Time

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Servant leadership is a term that often, as stated by Northouse, “seems contradictory

and challenges our traditional beliefs about leadership” (2019, p. 227). The literal

definition of a leader is to point the direction for others to follow, and for a servant to

follow those they serve.

That said, servant leadership has become a key philosophy within leadership. In this

discussion thread, assess how a leader can be both a leader and a servant at the same

time, and present two specific strategies a person can follow to ensure they become a

leader and a servant that influences others to follow.

Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (including supporting

citations) along with at least one current, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. You

may find that your discussion of leadership characteristics is easily supported with such

current scholarly research, while the information about how your chosen leader exhibits

those leadership characteristics is supported by popular research.


Northouse, P. G. (2018). Leadership: Theory and practice (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA:

Sage Publications.