Servant leadership

Each of us has a mission in life. We know best in our hearts what is most important to us. In fact, our values and mission are expressed every day according to how we live, and we don't even have to realize it. In the past, I have completed the profile of seven habits in order to get to know myself better and more thoroughly with a focus on leadership. The Seven Habits Profile is a self-scoring self-assessment form developed by Franklin Covey Co. Institute based in West Valley City, Utah, USA. Based on the results, I also found that in my case the closest correlation in leadership theories, for example, is to a servant leader. My interest is to have empathy for others, developed the ability to listen, be aware of the situation in which people find themselves, and to contribute to growth and well-being.

Below are the sections of my SWOT analysis focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of servant leadership.

Leadership strengths

Strength No.1

When meeting people, friends, or colleagues, I often emphasize the importance of education. I tend to motivate others and encourage them not to forget their future plans and follow their dreams. Servant leaders are characterized by the primary motivation to serve (what they do), and by choosing action and being, they strive to lead. Learning is a way to gain new knowledge, but also to find out where one finds oneself. As a beginner, I often continue to look for new opportunities by immersing myself in various situations. Learning from mistakes, not giving up, and being persistent are just a few examples of my strength and passion to follow my dreams. In conclusion, I am able to help myself and others by promoting the joy of learning. It leads to the overall development of my personality and thus the inspiration to others in the work environment which can lead to following my path.

Strength No. 2

Another of my strengths is dealing with humility and welcome constructive criticism, which is one of the key characteristics of servant leaders. It can be easily explained by my own experience working with other people. For example, English is not my mother tongue and I often made various mistakes when communicating in English, which was corrected. Personally, I always accepted it, and warmly welcomed it. Furthermore, after gaining a higher level of education in the field of industrial engineering, and although I have the knowledge and experience, it does not bother me to humble myself and accept the advice of correcting myself. My principle is to accept mistakes with humility and to correct myself and work hard to make progress. It can serve as an example for others, including my peers in the work environment.

Strength No. 3

When I left for the United States, I was exposed to different cultures, customs, and traditions. Meeting and working with people of different nationalities did not deter my trust in people. One of the nine functional attributes of a servant leader is trust. By developing relationships and strengthening my bonds, I am determined to develop a culture of trust wherever I go. In the work environment, the trust will help accelerate growth, boost innovation, improve collaboration, and increase performance. In this way, the organization can be firmly positioned in a competitive market in order to avoid negative external forces, precisely internal and trustworthy relationships. For example, partnering with suppliers can thrive and deliver the desired results for any organization or healthcare facility.

Leadership weaknesses

Weakness No. 1

As a people-oriented person, I often think of others rather than myself. I quickly make contacts that lead to friendship. Over time, my circle of friends grows larger. At the same time, my commitments to others are increasing. If someone needs to be supported, I am often fully involved in openness and compassion to serve others who need it, which has an impact on my life. When I put this into perspective, I come across situations where my personal goals and values ​​run counter to a greater desire to help. In the work environment, this approach could lead to insufficient attention, priority, or urgency required for goals.

Weakness No. 2

With a higher degree of patience, I would like to sympathize with others. I am tolerant and I forgive when mistakes occur. When it comes to leading a team with specific goals, a soft and timely approach could jeopardize overall success. In a competitive market, where changes in the behavior of people and cultures are linked to future growth, it is essential to make frequent changes. Choosing a soft or gentle approach helps to connect with others but does not support the achievement of high performance that is associated with meeting organizational goals. The servant leader is idealistic and naive. In an individualized consumer culture, many people use the kindness of servants.

Weakness No. 3

Focusing on someone's needs and aspirations can affect my interests and responsibilities. The successful outcome of a project can affect project management. During interactions with others, through vigorous listening, I am aware of my situation. It helps to understand better, but it also requires more attention and time. Balancing what is useful and necessary for others, along with my goals and ambitions, can be challenging. Similarly, this could happen in a work environment where duty and responsibility are crucial to achieving strategic goals.

It's my hope that you'll find the above information beneficial. I would like to motivate you. Take the time to complete the Seven Habits Profile in order to get to know yourself better with a focus on leadership. Write down your strengths and weaknesses as I did. I wish you joy on the journey of self-knowledge and determination.