Module 2 – Case
SERVANT LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION, AND
Organizations as systems
In the movie Peaceful Warrior, the character
“Socrates” (as played by Nick Nolte) says, “There’s no greater
purpose than service to others.” This is the premise upon which servant
leadership is based. However, in today’s economy, we see many leaders who are
motivated by money, power, and prestige, but not by serving others.
Our forefathers, the first Presidents of the United States,
were not motivated by money or the like, but out of a deep service to the
establishment of this country. This SLP will examine their leadership styles
through the lens of the servant leader.
Refer to the Background readings for this module.
Select one out of the first ten Presidents of the USA
(George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe,
John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, or
John Tyler) who you consider to be an outstanding example of a servant leader.
Then, prepare a 5- to 6-page paper (not including the cover and reference
pages) in which you Analyze the leadership style of your selected President
in terms of the Servant Leadership model, and critically comment on whether
this approach would be effective in today’s world.
Keys to the Assignment
The key aspects of this assignment that should be covered
in your paper include:
independent research on this individual and create a profile of this
makes this person a servant leader? Support your answer with examples.
the added value of a servant leader based upon your leader’s profile.
forward to today.
you think servant leaders are needed in all organizations?
would an organization full of servant leaders be like? Justify your
are the significant contingencies that would lean in favor or against
Your paper will be evaluated using the following five
Criteria (Precision and Breadth): Does the paper fully address
all Keys to the Assignment? Are the concepts behind the Keys to the
Assignment addressed accurately and precisely using sound logic? Does the
paper meet minimum length requirements?
Thinking (Critical Thinking and Depth): Does the paper demonstrate
graduate-level analysis, in which information derived from multiple
sources, expert opinions, and assumptions has been critically evaluated
and synthesized in the formulation of a logical set of conclusions? Does
the paper address the topic with sufficient depth of discussion and
Writing (Clarity and Organization): Is the paper well written (clear,
developed logically, and well organized)? Are the grammar, spelling, and
vocabulary appropriate for graduate-level work? Are section headings
included in all papers? Are paraphrasing and synthesis of concepts the
primary means of responding to the Keys to the Assignment, or is
justification/support instead conveyed through excessive use of direct
Use of Information (Information Literacy and References): Does the
paper demonstrate that the student has read, understood, and can apply the
background materials for the module? If required, has the student
demonstrated effective research, as evidenced by the student’s use of
relevant and quality sources? Do additional sources used in the paper
provide strong support for conclusions drawn, and do they help in shaping
the overall paper?
Sources: Does the student demonstrate understanding of APA Style of
referencing by inclusion of proper end references and in-text citations
(for paraphrased text and direct quotations) as appropriate? Have all
sources (e.g., references used from the Background page, the assignment
readings, and outside research) been included, and are these properly
cited? Have all end references been included within the body of the paper
as in-text citations?
Tips and Suggestions
Please note the following tips and suggestions:
a cover page and reference page, in addition to the 5-6 pages of analysis
headings for all papers greater than 2 pages (basically all papers).
and reference all sources that you use in your work, including those that
you paraphrase, but do not quote. This means include citations and
quotation marks for direct quotes of more than 5 words, and citations for
that information which you have “borrowed” or paraphrased from
the TUI Guidelines for well-written papers.
Submit your analysis by the end of this module.