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The Value of Servant Leadership in Today’s World

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By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ever wonder what it means to be a servant leader? Grand Canyon University serves as a transformative institution that is anchored in values of leadership. From advanced leadership programs to diverse and empowering leadership styles in the classroom, an education from GCU can prepare you to become a global citizen, critical thinker, effective communicator and responsible leader. Continue reading to learn more about servant leadership and its value in today’s world:

Servant Leadership: What is it?

Servant leaders understand God’s intention, emphasizing power, authority, rule, headship, service and humility. One of the most important traits of servant leaders is that they are role models for those who follow them. In the workplace, they model the core values of the company they work for, embedding these values into all of their activities and decisions.

In addition, servant leaders instill passion in others. Rather than simply telling others what to do, they explain why tasks need to be done. This gives meaning to why things need to be done a certain way, which inspires and motivates others. Therefore, the passion servant leaders have for what they do is passed on to their followers.

How Can I Become a Servant Leader?

At Grand Canyon University, servant leadership is instilled across degree programs, curriculum and online learning, as well as throughout campus and student experiences. Throughout your journey at GCU, you will be supported in your development of moral authority and ethical practice. As a result, you will gain in-demand leadership abilities for the workforce and community, both locally and globally.

No matter what you are passionate about, GCU has a degree that will help you to grow in your leadership abilities. For example, if you are passionate about business, consider earning a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Leadership or even a Doctor of Business Administration. Of, if you desire to go into the medical field, a Master of Science in Nursing, a dual MBA-MSN degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice may be a perfect fit!

Servant Leadership in Action

Servant leaders drive businesses to success. Rather than focusing on hierarchy, they unite the workplace by empowering their employees to achieve organizational goals. Servant leaders recognize the value of teamwork, so they invest in the growth of others by teaching and mentoring them. By upholding ethical standards and ensuring each employee feels valued, servant leaders create an atmosphere of positivity and trust.

For more than 65 years, Grand Canyon University has been the gateway to success for countless scholars and industry leaders. To learn about GCU’s wide variety of degree programs, visit our website or request more information using the button at the top of this page.

About Lauren Abraham
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Communications Major, Digital Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Lauren Abraham is a junior at Grand Canyon University. She was born and raised in Phoenix and enjoys living here. She has loved her time at GCU so far, as she has made many friendships and discovered what she is passionate about. Currently, she is studying communication with a minor in marketing. She has always loved writing and working with people, and one day hopes to become an editor or journalist. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her family and friends.

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