MGMT 5273 Strategic Leadership Week 3 Discussion Questions

Assignment 1: After reading Chapter 10 on Northouse, distinguish between the following terms: Leadership principles, leadership philosophies, leadership approaches, leadership models, and leadership theories. Under which of these would the concept of servant leadership fall? What are the five servant leader behaviors in the Liden et al. (2008) model, and how do these align with a Christian view of leadership? Answer must be 250 words.

Assignment 2: “If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father” (Philippians 2:1-11 The Message).

This paraphrase of Philippians 2 helps us to understand what servant leadership means to the Christian. As you read this passage, what words about Christ stand out to you as an example that we as leaders should follow in our organizations? Answer must be 250 words.

Assignment 3: In this group online discussion forum, recommend a strategic leader for your group’s presentation, providing two academic citations to support the recommendation. Explain the reasons for this selection and how the two sources relate to the leader and style of leadership.

Course: MGMT 5273 Strategic Leadership
School: Southern Wesleyan University

  • 11/07/2017
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