Image via WikipediaServant relationship is when the leader provides selfless service to those that he/she leads. In this case, the leader espouses an admirably distinct leadership style that is acceptable to workers from diverse backgrounds. At this juncture, those under the command of the leader feel a sense of gratitude and elevated spirits. There is no universally agreed upon definition for the word ‘leader’. However, according to Keith (2009), servant leaders have three primary responsibilities and that is going to work to serve others, listening to colleagues and customers for the sake of identifying their needs, and developing colleagues. An effective leader is the one who coaches, mentors, and trains his colleagues in the workplace.
Transformational leadership is about introducing innovative working concepts that work well for everyone. Transformational leadership, if embraced by all stakeholders at all times without any lapse, can lead to overall satisfaction and increased production of resources and ideas in the workplace. Bass and Avolio, as cited in Hickman (1998), describe transformational leadership as an “expansion of transactional leadership” (p. 136).
Keith, K. M. (2009). Servant Leaders: Observe three basic principles. Retrieved October 6, 2011, from http://ehis.ebscohost.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=3&hid=22&sid=af9969b0-03b4-44b8-9eb1-eb1d9044e116%40sessionmgr10
Hickman, R. G. (1998). Leading Organizations: Perspectives for a new era. SAGE Publications Inc.