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Principles of Servant Leadership Name Institution Instructor Course Date Principles of Servant Leadership Servant leadership principles are meant to enable an organization to successfully implement servant leadership approach

Principles of Servant Leadership
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Servant leadership principles are meant to enable an organization to successfully implement servant leadership approach, which will enable it to achieve its set goals and objectives (Rentfrow, 2007). These principles are important in enabling a leader to be an effective leader in an organization. There are certain principles of servant leadership that when employed effectively will proliferate respect for multiculturalism and diversity within the organizations and communities they serve (Rentfrow, 2007). Listening is one of the principles of servant leadership, which will increase respect in organizations, which have diverse cultures. Listening is an important aspect in communication and involves the process of passing information between different individuals (Rentfrow, 2007). Listening involves focusing and considering what other individuals are saying which enables a leader to make decisions based on the shared information.
Effective servant leaders listen to the opinions and views of other members in an organization regardless of their position in the origination (Rentfrow, 2007). This is a sign of respect to the opinions of others in that their opinions are valued, which will increase respect between the individual and the leaders (Rentfrow, 2007). Empathy is also another servant leadership principle, which leaders can apply to increase respect for multiculturalism and diversity within organizations and communities they serve. Empathy involves a leader understanding other members of the organization (Rubio-Sanchez, Bosco, & Melchar, 2013). Organizations constitute different individuals from diverse backgrounds, which every leader should be able to understand and accommodate.
This principle will help a leader to understand that different members have different perspectives, which will enable the leader to treat all members fairly, which will increase respect in the organization (Rubio-Sanchez, Bosco, & Melchar, 2013). Being aware is also another servant leadership principle that can increase respect for multiculturalism and diversity within organizations. Awareness involves a leader understanding himself/herself and others which will enable the leader to be effective in his/her application of the servant leadership approach (Rubio-Sanchez, Bosco, & Melchar, 2013). This principle will enable a leader to identify and understand the different strengths and weakness of different individuals from different cultural backgrounds. This will enable the leader to implement supportive structures to increase performance, which will also increase respect in the organization (Rubio-Sanchez, Bosco, & Melchar, 2013).

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Rentfrow, T. (2007). Leadership Advance Online. Effective Leadership within a Multinational Environment. Retrieved from https://www.regent.edu/acad/global/publications/lao/issue_10/rentfrow.htm
Rubio-Sanchez, A., Bosco, S. M., & Melchar, D. E. (2013). Servant Leadership and World Values. Global Studies Journal, 5(3), 19–33. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=95952547&site=eds-live