After reviewing the colleague’s post, it can be concluded that Mrs. Noble was a real servant leader who aimed to create value for the community through her contributions. However, there are two questions that need to be asked regarding Mrs. Noble’s leadership: “What sacrifices did Mrs. Noble make in order to become a true servant leader? Were those sacrifices worth her effort?” These two questions are important to ask when discussing Mrs. Noble’s case because her life seemed to revolve around her students and the school.
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While it was noble on her part to dedicate herself to education and support younger generations, the lack of social life outside one’s profession is likely to lead to burnout and exhaustion at some point. It is possible that the case study did not include any information about Mrs. Noble’s life outside school due to its irrelevancy; however, one’s personal life and experiences can have a dramatic influence on leadership behavior in the workplace.
Similarly to Mrs. Noble, I was once in a position of a servant leader when chosen the head of the class in high school. As the leader, I was excited to improve relationships between students and promote better educational outcomes through helping those who needed my support and guidance.
While I received positive feedback from my classmates and they appreciated my efforts, I began to burn out quickly. My family did not support me enough in my leadership aspirations and recommended focusing on my studies instead of “serving” other students. It could have been interesting for my colleague to expand on Mrs. Noble’s motivation behind dedicating herself to education and helping students while having no one in personal life to support her.