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ItemA model for integration of language & leadership learning strategies for communicati9ve competency and transformational servant leadership for students in secondary schools in Kenya(Assumption University, 2014) Lukulu, Isayi Paul L. ; Assumption University. Graduate School of EducationThis research aimed at establishing how English as a medium of instruction could be used as a vehicle for attitude change, exploring how integrated textual and audio-visual media could be used in learning English and leadership, investigating the teachers’ core beliefs and opinions on student leadership, investigating the effects of leadership on the students’ academics and relationships and developing a model for the integration of language and leadership learning. Literature review comprised of the function of language in the human society, language learning and the transformational servant leadership theories. The sample was; fifty principals, 116 teachers, 146 prefects and 1176 ordinary students. Data was mined using questionnaires, interview protocols and a written Pre and post-test. The study established that language has power to change attitude, gives confidence to communicate and that textual and audio-visual media are significant in the ESL classroom. Teachers’ believed that leaders are made, high achievers make good leaders, fluency, eloquence, personality traits and physical appearance influenced selecting students to particular leadership positions. Teachers felt that prefects should be democratically elected. Through the triangulation of primary and secondary data a Lingua leadership Model was developed tested and validated. A two tailed t- test was done and the result led to the rejection of the null hypothesis at .001 level of significance. The four skills of language were examined and the results led to the rejection of the null hypothesis at.001 level of significance. It was established that leadership affected the learners’ academics and their relationships. There was a significant difference between the student’s score at primary (KCPE) and the final mean score at secondary (KCSE) at .001 level of significance. This led to the rejection of the null hypothesis. Mistrust among students and between students and their leaders were among the causes of unrests in schools. The relationship between prefects and teachers in most schools was negative. Effects were more felt in Girls’ schools than boys’ schools and were less severe in day schools than in boarding schools.
ItemServant leadership transformation in public service: an exploratory case study of behavior change of civil servants at ministry of culture and fine arts of CambodiaThis is an exploratory case study of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia. Firstly, it identifies problems to understand the characteristics of civil servants, change resistance and their characteristics of Servant Leadership, while suggesting ways to develop civil servants’ commitment towards changes and the impact of organization development intervention on servant leadership dimensions: empowerment, accountability, standing back, courage, authenticity, humility, forgiveness and stewardship. Secondly, behavioral changes of civil servants were measured using ODI. The study uses the Servant Leadership Model by van Dierendonck and Nuijten (2011) for conceptualization of behavioral changes. Research instruments employed both qualitative and quantitative methods to test the hypotheses at the pre- and post-ODI stages. Servant Leadership was the dependent variable tested. Self-interest and Servant Attitude are independent variables that measured the effects on the Servant Leadership characteristics. The study sample consisted of civil servants (n=70). Quantitative data were analyzed by paired sample t-test and multiple regression. Content analysis was used for qualitative data obtained from interviews. The research findings revealed the civil servant problems and public administration bureaucracy problems that influence behavior and attitude of civil servant. Recommendations for changes included (i) change of “I” vs. “Them” attitudes and behaviors and (ii) cultural change from administrator to service provider. Recommendations are to extend the ODI to test whether multiple ODI periods have effects on the hypotheses tested in the study on self-interest and servant attitude.
ItemStrategy for creating empathetic organization culture through servant leadership : a case of prudential MyanmarThe global pandemic and political situation in Myanmar put leaders in the organizations to keep well-being of the employees as their priority. Prudential Myanmar encourages their leaders to be more empathetic with the employees being as servant leaders and provides necessary support to the employees throughout these years in challenging situations. Creating an empathetic organization culture is critical for the organization to become an employer of choice so organizations need to know what kind of strategy to be used to build the culture. The research was conducted to develop the strategy to create empathetic organization culture through servant leadership by using SOAR analysis and Appreciative Inquire framework to discover the strengths of the leaders and organizations and to explore the shared aspirations of employees. In this study, qualitative methods were applied, and data were gathered via structured interviews. Twenty informants from different level positions who are more than one year with Prudential Myanmar were selected to participate in the research. Data from interviews were analyzed by using content analysis with three coders consisting of the researcher, another coder from outside of the organization and one from the informants. The components of strengths include perceived organization support, perceived supervisory support, and rewards. The aspirations include future of organization, employees’ contributions, success of organization and difference between now and future. Finally, the strategy for creating an empathetic organization culture through servant leadership is formulated based on the strengths and aspirations of employees. There are common elements that informants from Prudential Myanmar would like organization to implement under organization support, supervisory support, and rewards while servant leadership serves as a foundation of the strategy to create an empathetic organization culture at Prudential Myanmar.
ItemA STUDY OF THE SERVANT LEADERSHIP OF DOMINICAN SEMINARIANS AT PARISHES IN VIETNAMThis study was on the servant leadership of Dominican seminarians at parishes in Vietnam. The objectives of this study were (1) to examine the current servant leadership of seminarians serving at the parishes in Vietnam (2) to determine the relationship between seminarians’ servant leadership and their demographic factors including age, educational attainment and years of serving experience. The research method which was used for this study was a quantitative approach. A Likert scale questionnaire which based on Barbuto and Wheeler’s (2006) theory was used to determine servant leadership qualities of 265 seminarians at the Dominican Seminary in Vietnam. The data from questionnaire was analyzed by using descriptive statistics and Pearson Production Moment Correlation Coefficients test. This study showed that (1) the Dominican Seminarians fairly practiced servant leadership when serving at parishes in Vietnam; (2) there was no significant relationship between seminarian servant leadership qualities and their demographic elements including age and educational attainment. The findings from this study could be useful for the administrators of the Seminary in Vietnam to further improve their training quality for current and new seminarians in order to achieve the ideal mission instilling a greater sense of servant leadership in them. In general, these findings could also provide a fresh impetus for all seminarians to strengthen their faith and perform their duty effectively.