Mesa Children's Servant Leaders

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The supervisor of the Mesa Children’s unit is well known for his easy disposition and caring demeanor. It’s evident by his interaction with his staff that he is highly invested in their personal and professional growth. He is known to be absent-minded especially when overwhelmed with his responsibilities and requires a lot of reminders from his team to stay on task. This supervisor is most closely aligned with a servant leader style of management. He embodies several of the ten principles of servant leaders including listening, empathy, healing, stewardship, growth, community building, and nurturing the spirit. Unfortunately, the supervisor lacks in the areas of awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, and foresight. He received his …show more content…
Transformational leadership is one that changes and transforms people. Unfortunately, the Mesa Children’s unit manager has not progressed in his abilities to motivate or create meaningful connections at this time. He is above average in terms of morality. Transformational leaders are people such as Mohandas Gandhi or Franklin D Roosevelt. Gandhi lead Indian people in a nonviolent independence movement that lead to India becoming a sovereign nation in 1947. He was said to be a charismatic and inspirational man that lead by example. He alleviated Indians of the burden of 200 years of British oppression. Roosevelt let the United States out of the Great Depression with the aid of the New Deal. It was the new deal that saved starving families by putting them to work. Larger-than-life projects such as the Hoover dam gave people purpose. Elements of the new deal still exist to this day. This suggests that Roosevelt not only transformed lives in his generation but also lives beyond his generation. This is not to say that a transformational leader has to perform heroic acts to be considered one of the elite. Some could say that even Steve Jobs would be considered a transformational leader. Either way, the unit manager for the Mesa Children’s unit lacks a lot of the primary characteristics of the transformational leader. Most important of those characteristics is holding a pivotal role in precipitating change. The unit manager does, however, have more of the transactional leadership traits. While it is not within his power to promote case managers, certain rewards can be given in the absence of monetary reimbursement. More favorable cases, resume building opportunities, and positive/negative internal employee reviews are a few examples of some of the transactional processes that occur under his watch. This supervisor is more of a servant leader due to

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