Servant Leadership: A Necessity for competitive advantage

Adya Mishra, Dr. Mamata Mahapatra


A leader is the one who guides, motivates and supports his/her followers for attainment of desired goal in the work organizations. Leadership is not only important for attainment of goal but also to avail competitive advantage effectively. The major leadership styles like Situational, Participative, Nurturant task, Transformational are being followed by managers to manage workforce. Servant leadership is one of the emerging styles, pioneered by Greenleaf in 1970. A  Servant leader emphasizes on empathy, compassion towards subordinates and influences their minds to make positive action.

Align to this view objectives of the research paper is to study the importance of servant leadership in gaining the advantage at max in the competitive era. The researchers have taken an honest attempt to review and analyze fifty years of literature and to construct a felicitous conceptual model on the base on analysis. Last but not the least the paper includes significant suggestions to meet the need of dynamic Business Environment for Effective Business sustaining.


Leadership, Servant leader, Business Sustainability, Competitive advantage, work environment

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