The LEAD Program

March 2017

Gender in Leadership: Part 2

Mother Teresa’s Leadership Philosophy

“Servant leadership is something unique in its perspective. The servant leader is a servant before being a leader” (Wren, 1995, p. 22). From this perspective, servant leaders in church organizations will lead their congregations to the kingdom of heaven through serving them. That was the intention of Mother Teresa in serving the poor people to lead them to the kingdom of heaven through satisfying their needs and delivering the lovely teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“Servant leaders have certain behaviors. They focus on the big picture; understand the vision and the mission of the organization. This allows the servant leader to address problems creatively in accordance with the overall goals of the organization” (Northouse, 2013, p. 227). Accordingly, Mother Teresa was focusing on the big picture of her mission which was to serve the poor and impact them positively in a way to develop their behaviors. Additionally, the servant leader puts followers first and provides them with support to help them reach their full potential. Mother Teresa spent a lot of time with her nuns to teach them her philosophy so they can assist others. In spite of all these efforts, Mother Teresa faced a lot of multicultural leadership challenges.

Gender in Leadership Case Study
Fr. Tadros Hirmina
St.Peter Seal of the Martyrs, coptic orthodox church, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Palm Beach Atlantic University
LDR 5044-30W
Professor Carmela Nanton

Continued in April 2017…

References

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Learning and Surviving.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. ISBN 9780470537343

Northouse, P. G. (2013). Leadership Theory and Practice (6th ed.). New Delhi, India: SAGE.
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Wren, J. T. (1995). Leader’s Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages. New York: The Free Press.


Leadership and Teamwork

Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

Philippians 2: 1-4


People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

Theodore Roosevelt

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