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PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

The idea of? Servant leadership? may be considered a paradox. Describe this paradox in the context of leadership.

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

In the “The Essentials of Servant Leadership: Principles in Practice,? by McGee-Cooper and Trammell, several distinctions are made between a servant leader and a power-based leader. Using one pair of distinctions, describe an experience you have had that was managed using a power-based style. Explain how you think a servant leader would have handled it differently.

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 3

Watch the video? Southwest Airlines? Colleen Barrett on Servant Leadership? What did you learn about servant leadership from the video? What principle from the video can you apply in your leadership situations?

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment Leadership and Management Models

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Review the variety of graphic representations of servant leadership models and other leadership/management models listed below. You may search online for others as well. As you review the models, consider what you think are the most significant differences between servant leadership models and other models. Then either create your own graphic to visually represent your understanding of servant leadership or revise one of the existing graphics so that it better represents your understanding. If you revise an existing model, be sure to credit your original source.

Once you have created your model, compose a brief analysis (250 words) that addresses the following:

What are the most significant differences between servant leadership models and other models?

Define the paradox of servant leadership and explain where you see this paradox present in your own representation.

Based on your understanding of effective leadership, how do you think your representation captures those qualities or characteristics?

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Suggested Models

Center Conceptual Models

http://clcl.indwes.edu/Display.asp?Page=CenterModels

Transformational Servant Leadership Values & Ethics

https://www.twu.ca/graduate/master-of-arts-in-leadership/competency-graph.jpg

Leadership Responsibilities of Professionals

http://www.kon.org/hswp/archive/mitstifer_4.htm

Leadership Framework (LF)

http://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/discover/leadership-framework/

Agile Leadership Model

http://p-a-m.org/2012/05/agile-leadership-model/

Sustainability Leadership Relational Model

http://www.sustainabilityleadershipinstitute.org/atomic.php

Stephanie Reynolds Consulting

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1

Review the seven different emphases of servant leadership in chapter 3 of your textbook. Which emphasis was most divergent from your view about servant leadership and which was most convergent? Explain your response.

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2

You just completed the first topic in your PSC-410 class. You are excited about what you have learned so far. You try to share your excitement with your supervisor and tell him you are taking a servant leadership class. His response is? Servant leadership is overrated. You can?t get any real work done that way, you know. Cuddling people and being a soft leader will not get you very far.? You brush of his remark, but decide to revisit the subject with him later because you believe he has the wrong view about servant leadership. How do you think you would approach your supervisor on the subject? What should you say?

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 3

Sendjaya, in chapter 4 of your textbook, argues that servant leadership is a holistic and multidimensional approach to leading. What does the author mean?

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1

Review the discussion on the concept of service and leadership in four religious traditions. What similarities and differences do you see across the four religious traditions? How has this shaped your thinking about other religious traditions?

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2

Servant leadership is explored within different cultural contexts in chapter 10 of your textbook. Identify at least two culturally specific variables that impede the adoption of servant leadership within one specific cultural perspective. If you were transferred to that country to work, armed with this knowledge, what would you do differently to bring about a change in perception of servant leadership?

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 3

Arguably, one of the most influential servant leaders of our time has been Nelson Mandela. What characteristics of servant leadership did Mandela display? Do you think they were culturally influenced? Which of these would you have found personally challenging to display if you faced the same conditions that he did? Do you think that challenge is culturally influenced?

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 3 Assignment Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts

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While servant leadership is often associated with Christianity and the Bible, one could argue it is compatible with most religions and philosophies and that it transcends cultures. This assignment presents you with an opportunity to explore other cultures, philosophies, and religions and asks you to think critically about how servant leadership practices are apparent in other religious and cultural values.

Select one cultural context and one religious viewpoint (other than Christianity, its denominations, or something already discussed in the textbook) and examine how the principles of servant leadership are evident in that culture and religion. In a 1,250-1,500-word essay, identify similarities and differences between servant leaderships philosophies and the values evident in the selected cultural context and religious viewpoint. Be sure to provide specific examples of practices and/or values in your discussion.

You are required to locate two articles that examine servant leadership from a different cultural perspective and two articles that examine servant leadership from a different religious perspective. Be sure to select academic articles from reputable sources that are 10-20 pages in length. Include information from the articles in your discussion.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is/is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1

How does love work from the perspective of a servant leader as well as from the perspective of those who are led? Explain the transformative power of love in both contexts.

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2

How and why should a servant leader instill a spirit of consciousness, gratitude, and forgiveness in their organization?

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 3

As followers, how might we experience differences when we are being led by a leader who has a motivation-to-lead vs. a leader with a motivation-to-serve”

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1

Read Leading Through Share Values and The Role of Values in Servant Leadership. What role do the values of leaders play in organizational culture?

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2

Considering the increased focus on values such as sustainability, environmental rights, human rights, and social responsibility, identify the behaviors and actions you might see in boards, senior leadership teams, and employees based on these values.

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 3

Find an organization with a mission and/or vision statement. What values do you see reflected in the statement? What important values are absent in your opinion?

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 5 Assignment Personal Model of Leadership (Part 1)

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Utilize the “Rokeach Values Survey” to help you determine your values hierarchy, which will assist you in the development of your personal model of leadership. After ranking the values according to the instructions, identify your top three terminal values and your top three instrumental values. Submit a 250-300-word reflection that identifies your values hierarchy and explains the significance it might have on your leadership style.

Link to the survey:

http://faculty.wwu.edu/tyrank/MBA510cTyran/RVS.htm

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Select the basic values that will provide the foundation of your model and discuss the leadership behaviors that will result from those values (500 words). Be sure to select values from each of the following four levels: individual, interpersonal, organizational, and societal. Use the “Creating a Personal Model of Leadership” instructions and the Rokeach Values Survey to guide you.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1

In chapter 9 of the textbook, Laub argues that a servant organization is one in which the characteristics of servant leadership are displayed through the organizational culture and practiced by the leadership and the workforce. Select one of the servant leader organizations from Fortunes Best Companies to Work for With Servant Leadership and explain how the characteristics of servant leadership are displayed and practiced within that organization. (*Note: Do not use SWA or TDIndustries.)

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2

Develop a vision statement for any organization of your choice. Your vision statement should be designed to encourage a high-performing and competitive future for the organization and promote servant leadership. Keep the vision under 50 words.

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 3

How can servant leadership transform boards and be a transformational force in society?

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 6 Assignment Mission Statement Analysis

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This assignment asks you to analyze various companies’ mission or organizational vision statements to determine how such statements guide leadership practices within an organization.

Select a mission statement or organizational vision statement from one company that professes to practice servant leadership and one that practices a standard leadership model. Some well-known companies that practice servant leadership are Southwest Airlines, REI, and Aflac. Conduct additional research to locate others.

Once you have selected two companies, write a 1,000-1,250 word analysis that addresses the following:

Compare and contrast the mission and/or organizational visions statements of the two companies. What are the similarities and differences? How do you think these statements impact the culture of each organization?

What servant leadership principles or values are either explicitly or implicitly apparent in the mission/vision statement of the company that professes to be servant-led?

Explain how you see the principles expressed in the statements manifested in each company’s public reputation, and how they treat their employees in the services they provide, their marketing, etc. Provide a few specific examples to demonstrate your points.

Do you think each company is living out the values/principles expressed in their statements why or why not? If the more traditionally led company adopted a servant leadership model, what revisions to their mission/values statement would be warranted? Be sure to comment on your understanding of how such mission/vision statements can or should guide a company’s treatment of its employees and clients.

Include the mission or organizational vision statements of the companies you selected in your analysis.

You are required to locate four articles that support your selected organization’s mission or vision statement. Two of the selected articles must be peer reviewed journal articles. Include information from the articles in your discussion.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1

How can servant leadership impact follower’s attitudes and behaviors in organizations?

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2

What is the role of followership in supporting servant leaders?

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 3

Direndonck and Rook, in chapter 13 of the textbook, argue that servant leadership is related to creativity. They discuss eight dimensions that could affect this relationship. Which do you think your organization can improve upon in order to stimulate creativity?

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1

Explain how servant leadership can improve communities and society. Why is leadership courage important to realize these changes?

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2

What could lead to Greenleafs theology of institutions becoming a viable model for making societal change? What stands in the way of this idea being achievable?

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 3

In developing your leadership philosophy, what new insights did you gain about yourself as a leader?

 

PSC 410 Grand Canyon Week 8 Assignment

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Write a paper of 1,250-1,500 words that presents your complete personal model of leadership. Be sure to incorporate the instructor’s feedback from the draft of Part 1. The 2 parts involved in creating your personal model of leadership are as follows:

Select the basic values that will provide the foundation of your model and identify the leadership behaviors that will result from those values. Be sure to select values from all four of the levels: individual, interpersonal, organizational, and societal (be sure to incorporate the feedback from your instructor from your previous draft).

Identify how your personal model of leadership helps you create a sense of meaning and purpose for yourself, others, organizations, and society.

Identify the impact of your contributions to self, others, organizations, and society.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center

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