Trinity Western University

MA in Leadership (Business Stream) in Mandarin

Leadership Approach

The MA in Leadership program is defined by its commitment to transformational servant leadership practice. While the correct usage of management technology and compliance with overall direction is an essential aspect of the program, the program places its emphasis on the valuing employees as an organization’s crucial resource for achieving its best performance.

Transformational servant leadership practice calls for leaders to value employees and seek to influence them through understanding, respect, love, and service, so that they and the organization synergize vision, goals, results, objectives, and operation expectations. The leader is committed to modeling transformational servant leadership, using the art of persuasion, decision-making delegation, and service excellence.

The most effective organization is one that has productive employees who are empowered to develop the work skills they need to achieve their unique potential. Research shows that businesses led by servant leaders can increase profits by as much as 21per cent.

Transformational servant leadership is, at the heart, a value-based enterprise, that is “leading from within.”  A servant leader values employees and the leader is committed to influencing employees based on loyalty. Voluntary following is seen as a sign of employee respect for and trust in the leader. Accountability to those in authority are important, but that does not provide the primary motivation for employees. We have special appreciation for a coherent Biblical values framework that is supported by historical and current leadership experiences as well as leadership literature.

Whenever the leader and followers collaborate to complete work through employees who possess diverse competencies, the quality of the work and results are optimized. Effective leadership requires teamwork and collaboration.

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