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    The Paradox of Servant Leadership

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    "Servant Leadership" is considered to contain a paradox. Describe this paradox in the context of leadership.

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    The term "Servant leadership" coined by R. Greenleaf in 1970 seems a contradiction as the words servant and leadership are on opposite side of a continuum. Leadership implies a capacity to lead by someone who has commanding authority or influence (leadership, 2012). A person that leads must be knowledgeable on the topics he/she commands, knows where to find the resources needed for the task at hand, ...

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    The solution involves an explanation of the paradox "servant leadership" in the context of leadership.