Servant and Transformational Leadership

Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace:
Using Servant and Transformational
Tianna Holmes
Bellevue University

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and servant and transformational leadership. I want to show what these two types of leadership are and how they work in the workplace. I also plan to overview ways that managers can go about using these different types of leadership values. I want to show how using these leadership styles will differ in terms of mentoring and coaching among employees, staff and managers.

Transformational and servant leadership are rooted in the study of charismatic leadership. An early conceptual model of "charismatic leadership" has been closely linked with the work of Max Weber, who described the leader as a charismatic person who exercised power through followers' identification with and belief in the leader's personality. Both transformational and servant leadership are both inspirational and moral.
            Transformational leadership is defined as having four conceptually distinct elements: charismatic leadership/idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration (Bass, 1996). Servant leadership has six distinct components: valuing people, developing people, building community, displaying authenticity, providing leadership, sharing leadership (Kuzmenko, 2004). Two questions are addressed in this analysis. The first asks the extent to which the specified leader behaviors overlap in the two models. The second question examines the extent to which each model may be appropriate for clearly distinct contexts.
Leaders come in many varieties and each typically has its own style and personality. What works to motivate one type of employee is usually different for the next employee. Successful managers know when to change their management styles, as well as what works for each particular situation. The different management styles...