What are the key values of your organization? How are they vital to understanding the politics within the organization, the influence tactics used, and the power bases emphasized in the organization? Why is understanding all of these important to you as a citizen of the organization?
Module 6 DQ 2
Conduct some web-based research into two organizations that profess to have adopted a servant leadership philosophy (e.g., SWA, Men’s Warehouse, TDIndustries). What are the organizations’ values? Compare these organizations to others in the same industry using major performance metrics (employee turnover, market share, profitability, etc.) and conclude whether or not you think having a servant leader philosophy makes a significant difference in company performance.
Module 6 DQ 3
Read Suzanne Peterson’s article, “Leaders, Too, Need Support.” How do you see yourself in the role of supportive follower? What challenges do you have with this concept? What can you do to overcome those challenges?
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