Servant Leadership
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Servant Leadership

Learn more about servant leadership and what it means to be a servant leader.
3.4 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Savannah Boyles
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explain the philosophy of servant leadership.
  • Understand the concepts and principles of servant leadership.
  • Understand the history of servant leadership.
  • Utilize moral purpose and serving in their leadership.
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  • Just an open mind and commitment to personal development are needed before starting this course.

Leadership is a widely known topic that has been researched an debated for years. We will take a look at a leadership style that is becoming more popular and that companies are realizing is a successful type of leadership.

Master the elements of Servant Leadership in order to become a better leader in your personal and professional settings. Become a better leader by putting others first. You will see the difference you can make in other people's life while becoming a successful leader.

This course is structured in a self-pace learning style. You are able to watch each lecture at your own pace and even re-watch lectures as needed. There are also activities throughout the course to help you evaluate your strengths and areas of opportunity as a leader.

After taking this course you will be able to:

1) Explain what Servant Leadership is

2) Explain the history of Servant Leadership

3) Understand the Principles of Servant Leadership which include, People First, Character/Doing The Right Thing, Leading with Humility, Leading with Effective Listening and Empathy, and the Commitment to the Growth of Others.

4) Understand how moral purpose is needed in Servant Leadership

Approach this course with the readiness to understand the concepts and be able to start applying them in your everyday life.

Who is the target audience?
  • Servant leadership is about putting others first. If you want to learn a leadership philosophy that is geared at benefiting others and the community then Servant Leadership is for you. If you are committed to becoming a true leader that makes a difference then Servant Leadership is for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
What is Servant Leadership?
1 Lecture 07:09

Welcome to the first lecture of Servant Leadership! We will dive right into the philosophy of Servant Leadership. This lecture will teach you:

*The definitions of both leadership and servant leadership

*Introduction to Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of Servant Leadership

*A dive into what Servant Leadership is all about

*Topics that will be discussed in future lectures

Preview 07:09

Are you a Servant Leader? Answer these questions honestly and determine areas where you can be more like a Servant Leader. The following lectures will help you hone in on these skills and help you become a better servant leader!

Servant Leadership Self Assessment
5 questions
History of Servant Leadership
1 Lecture 07:42

This lecture will take you through a general history of servant leadership and focus on how the term became known now.

Preview 07:42
Principles of Servant Leadership
7 Lectures 29:23

This lecture will take a look at the most important principle of servant leadership. We will take a look at:

-Why it is important to put people first

-Benefits of putting people first

-Consequences of not putting people first

-Example of a company who puts people first

Principle #1: People First

Take a few minutes to complete this activity to help you understand the concepts of the People First lecture.

People First Exercise
1 page

This lecture will jump into another important principle of servant leadership which is character and doing the right thing when leading. We will look at:

-The definition of character and what it means to have character

-How to determine character

-Why it is important to have character when leading


Principle #2: Character & Doing The Right Thing

Next, we will take a look at the importance of leading with Humility. We will:

-Define Humility

-Describe Humility in Leadership

-Look at Humility in Business

-Determine why it is important to lead with Humility

Principle #3: Leading with Humility

There are not right or wrong answers to this quiz. It is to help you determine your level of humility. Answer honestly to be able to discover areas of strength and areas of opportunity when it comes to humility.

Humility Self Assessment
5 questions

This lecture will examine the significance of listening and empathy in Servant Leadership. This lecture will:

-Define effective listening

-Discuss the importance of effective listening in leadership

-Define empathy

-Discuss the vitality of empathy when leading

Principle #4: Listenting & Empathy

In this lecture we will take a look at a core component of Servant Leadership which is the commitment to the growth of others. This lecture will cover:

-Why it is important to commit to the growth others

-The challenges of committing to the growth of others

-The benefits of growing others

-Examples of commitment to the growth of others

Principle #5: Commitment to the Growth of Others

This activity will help you determine if you are already committed to helping others with their goals. It will help you determine areas of opportunity for you to focus on.

Commitment to the Growth of Others Activity
1 page
Moral Purpose in Servant Leadership
1 Lecture 04:12

This lecture will dive into an aspect of servant leadership. You cannot be a servant leader without moral purpose. This lecture will discuss what moral purpose is and how to lead with moral purpose.

Moral Purpose in Servant Leadership
About the Instructor
Savannah Boyles
3.4 Average rating
5 Reviews
13 Students
1 Course
Hotel Industry Leader, M.A. in Leadership

Savannah has a passion for teaching and helping people. Her main passion is learning more about leadership and being able to teach others how to become great leaders.

Savannah has over eight years of hotel management experience in which she held leadership roles. She is aware of the difficulties of leading in corporate America and wants to help other leaders in any way she can. Savannah was in charge of training in the hotel setting and was fortunate to have experience teaching employees across three different brands.

Savannah has her undergraduate degree in Hotel Management from Northern Arizona University and her Master's degree specializing in Leadership also from Northern Arizona University.

Savannah's passion in life is to be a lifetime learner and help others receive education in areas that interest them. Be on the lookout for more leadership courses focusing on other areas of leadership soon!