MGT 410 Full Course Discussions GCU
MGT 410 Topic 1 DQ 1
The idea of “servant leadership” may be considered a paradox. Describe this paradox in the context of leadership.
MGT 410 Topic 1 DQ 2
Refer to the various leadership/personality assessments within the Topic 1 Study Materials. Choose three assessments to complete. After completing them, explain your findings by providing 2-3 sentences for each assessment. Reflect on what the results say about you and how they describe how you function on teams.
MGT 410 Topic 2 DQ 1
Review the seven different emphases of servant leadership in Chapter 3 of the textbook. Which emphasis was most divergent from your view about servant leadership and which was most convergent? Explain your response.
MGT 410 Topic 2 DQ 2
You just completed the first topic in your PSC-410 or MGT-410 class. You are excited about what you have learned so far. You try to share your excitement with your supervisor and tell him/her you are taking a servant leadership class. His/her response is, “Servant leadership is overrated. You can’t get any real work done that way, you know. Coddling people and being a soft leader will not get you very far.” You brush off the remark but decide to revisit the subject with him/her later because you believe he/she has the wrong view about servant leadership. How do you think you would approach your supervisor on the subject? What should you say?
MGT 410 Topic 3 DQ 1
Review the discussion on the concept of service and leadership in four religious traditions. What similarities and differences do you see across the four religious traditions? How has this shaped your thinking about other religious traditions?
MGT 410 Topic 3 DQ 2
Servant leadership is explored within different cultural contexts in Chapter 10 of your textbook. Identify at least two culturally specific variables that impede the adoption of servant leadership within one specific cultural perspective. If you were transferred to that country to work, fully aware that you would encounter those impediments, how do you think they could best be overcome in order to enable servant leadership to be implemented in a culturally-compatible manner?
MGT 410 Topic 4 DQ 1
How does “love” work from the perspective of a servant leader as well as from the perspective of those who are led? Explain the transformative power of love in both contexts.
MGT 410 Topic 4 DQ 2
How and why should a servant leader instill a spirit of consciousness, gratitude, and forgiveness in their organization?
MGT 410 Topic 5 DQ 1
Refer to “Building From Within: Designing a Values-Based Culture Template” and “The Role of Values in Servant Leadership.” What role do the values of leaders play in organizational culture?
MGT 410 Topic 5 DQ 2
Considering the increased focus on values such as sustainability, environmental rights, human rights, and social responsibility, identify the behaviors and actions you might see in boards, senior leadership teams, and employees based on these values.
MGT 410 Topic 6 DQ 1
In Chapter 9 of the textbook, Laub argues that a servant organization “is one in which the characteristics of servant leadership are displayed through the organizational culture and practiced by the leadership and the workforce.” Select one of the servant leader organizations from “Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for With Servant Leadership” and explain how the characteristics of servant leadership are displayed and practiced within that organization. (*Note: Do not use SWA or TDIndustries.)
MGT 410 Topic 6 DQ 2
Develop a vision statement for any organization of your choice. Your vision statement should be designed to encourage a high-performing and competitive future for the organization and promote servant leadership. Keep the vision under 50 words.
MGT 410 Topic 7 DQ 1
How can servant leadership impact followers’ attitudes and behaviors in organizations?
MGT 410 Topic 7 DQ 2
What is the role of followership in supporting servant leaders?
MGT 410 Topic 8 DQ 1
Explain how servant leadership can improve communities and society. Why is leadership courage important to realize these changes?
MGT 410 Topic 8 DQ 2
What could lead to Greenleaf’s theology of institutions becoming a viable model for making societal change? What stands in the way of this idea being achievable?