Mgt-410 discussion questions with answers and references
-150-200 word DQ’s with citation and reference entry. Participate 3 times a week with 2 posts each day. 6 participation responses total
Topic 1 DQ 1: Begin by completing three assessments from resource, “Leadership and Personality Assessments,” located in the study materials. Provide a two or three sentence explanation for each assessment. Reflect on what these results say about you and how you function on teams. Then, respond to one peer who has similar results and another who has different results. Discuss how you would foster collaboration in a professional environment, given the similarities or differences.
Topic 1 DQ 2: The idea of servant leadership may be considered a paradox. Describe this paradox in the context of leadership. How does servant leadership align with the values of Christianity? Consider Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV), “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to you own interests but each of you to the interests of others.”
Topic 1 DQ 3: Refer to the YouTube video, “Servant Leadership in Organizations,” located in the study materials. What did you learn about servant leadership from the video? What principle from the video can you apply in your leadership situations? Provide examples to support your rationale.
Topic 1 DQ 4: Select a famous servant leader from history. What characteristics of servant leadership did the leader display? What effect did it have on the leader’s followers? Provide examples to support your rationale. Please strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 2 DQ 1: Review the seven different emphases of servant leadership in Chapter 3 of the textbook. Which emphasis was most divergent from your view about servant leadership and which was most convergent? Explain your response. Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 2 DQ 2: Can servant leadership exist without spiritual and moral dimensions? Explain your response and include citations that support your rationale.
Topic 2 DQ 3: After completing Topic 1, you are excited about what you have learned so
far. You try to share your excitement with your supervisor and tell your supervisor that you are taking a servant leadership class. Your supervisor’s response is, “Servant leadership is overrated. You can’t get any real work done that way, you know. Coddling people and being a soft leader will not get you very far.” You brush off the remark but decide to revisit the subject with your supervisor later because you believe that is the wrong view of servant leadership. How do you think you would approach your supervisor on the subject? Draft talking points regarding your approach and make sure to include citations that support your response.
Topic 2 DQ 4: Sendjaya, in Chapter 4 of the textbook, argues that servant leadership is a holistic and multidimensional approach to leading. What is your understanding of this approach? How does this approach affect your personal and professional interactions with others? Provide examples to support your rationale. Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 3 DQ 1: Review the discussion on the concept of service and leadership in the four religious traditions presented in your textbook. What similarities and differences do you see across the four religious traditions? How has this shaped your thinking about other religious traditions? Please strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 3 DQ 2: Servant leadership is explored within different cultural contexts in Chapter 10 of the 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, fully aware that you would encounter those impediments, how do you think they could best be overcome in order to enable servant leadership to be implemented in a culturally compatible manner? Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 3 DQ 3: Arguably, some of the most influential servant leaders of our history have been Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Roberto Clemente. Thinking about one of them, what characteristics of servant leadership did he or she display? Do you think these characteristics were culturally influenced? Which of these would you have found personally challenging to display if you faced the same conditions? Do you think that challenge is culturally influenced? Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 3 DQ 4: Explain Greenleaf’s concept of “leader as prophet.” What do you think it means? Do you think it is feasible? Why or why not? Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 4 DQ 1: Begin by selecting a verse from the Bible corresponding to love from the perspective of a servant leader. 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. Add supporting citations to strengthen your claims.
Topic 4 DQ 2: Refer to “Love Your People: The New Respect Revolution,” located in the study materials. Of the nine tips of truly human leadership, which do you think you would struggle with the most as a conscious servant leader? Why? Add supporting citations to strengthen your claims.
Topic 4 DQ 3: Consider Ephesians 4:1-3 (NIV), “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” How and why should servant leaders instill a spirit of consciousness, gratitude, and forgiveness in their organizations? Add supporting citations to strengthen your claims.
Topic 4 DQ 4: As followers, how might you experience differences when you are being led by a leader who has a “motivation to lead” versus a leader who has a “motivation to serve?” Add supporting citations to strengthen your claims.
Topic 5 DQ 1: Refer to “The Art of Servant Leader” and “Personality Traits and Personal Values of Servant Leaders.” What role do the values of leaders play in organizational culture? Explain how the concept of conscious culture along with the Christian concept of putting others before oneself can support your efforts to lead within organizations. Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 5 DQ 2: Explain why values are important in defining the foundation of your leadership model. Identify one of the values in your leadership model. Describe the leadership behaviors that will be based on this value. Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 5 DQ 3: Find an organization with a vision or mission statement. What values do you see reflected in the statement? What important values are absent in your opinion? Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 6 DQ 1: 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.
Topic 6 DQ 2: Review the study materials and read “Cultures of Servant Leadership and Their Impact.” Describe, by citing specific tactics, how a servant leader can inspire employees, customers, and the community. How can a servant leader’s impact be further realized through the four tenants of conscious capitalism? Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 6 DQ 3: Read “Leadership Servant and Organizational Climate,” located in the study materials. Describe how a vision can be used by leaders and an organization to foster an atmosphere of servant leadership. Identify a verse from the Holy Bible that speaks to vision and leadership. Discuss why you chose this verse, and how it can be applied from the perspective of a servant leader.
Topic 6 DQ 4: In Chapter 9 of the textbook, Jim 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 “Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for With Servant Leadership” and explain how the characteristics of servant leadership are displayed and practiced within that organization. Do not use SWA or TDIndustries. Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 7 DQ 1: How can servant leadership impact the attitudes and behaviors of followers in organizations? Considering the Christian concept of putting others before oneself as well as what you have learned in this course about servant leadership, explain the impact of the leader- follower relationship on team performance. Strengthen your claims with supporting citations within each content area of your response.
Topic 7 DQ 3: In Chapter 13 of the textbook, Dierendonck and Rook argue that servant leadership is related to creativity. Review Chapter 13 of the textbook and “Why Consciousness Is the Key to Unlocking Capitalism’s Greatest Potential,” located in the study materials. Using what you have read, discuss ideas that your organization can implement in order to stimulate creativity? Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 7 DQ 4: Central to servant leadership is the notion that the needs of followers must be met. How should the leader manage the leader-follower relationship so as not to form codependent relationships? Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.
Topic 8 DQ 1: Explain how servant leadership can improve communities and society. Why is leadership courage important to realize these changes? Explain how the insights and themes of “The Conscious Capitalist Credo,” located in the study materials, can inform your efforts.Strengthen your claims with supporting citations.