Servant-leadership traits of educational administrators: Emerging profiles and predictors
Servant-leadership in education has remarkably paved the way towards crafting more responsible and humane schools. This study examined the servant-leadership profiles of school leaders based on Greenleaf and Spears ten traits, namely: Listening, Empathy, Healing, Awareness, Persuasion, Conceptualization, Foresight, Stewardship, Commitment to the Growth of People, and Building Community. Results showed that the most common servant leadership traits manifested and practiced by school leaders are: Empathy, Commitment to Growth of People, Building Community, Listening, Persuasion, Stewardship, Conceptualization and Awareness. The salient profiles of servant leaders in school are anchored on service and humility, democratic leadership, caring and loving relationships, listening skills, leading by example, development of people, team-building, collaboration, honesty and transparency, respect for others, open communication, and empowerment of subordinates. The predictors of servant-leadership traits were also examined.