Servant leadership towards career success: An Islamic approach / Farhana Farhana, Junaidah Hashim and Aahad M.Osman Gani

Farhana, Farhana and Hashim, Junaidah and M.Osman Gani, Aahad (2016) Servant leadership towards career success: An Islamic approach / Farhana Farhana, Junaidah Hashim and Aahad M.Osman Gani. Gading Journal For The Social Sciences, 19 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2600-7568

Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory research is to develop an Islamic approach for career success for Muslim mangers through servant leadership. The theoretical foundation of this study is based on spillover theory. The extensive review of career literature showed that the Western secular approach for career success is found to be dominant for various reasons. However, as Muslims want to be successful in this life and in the hereafter, it is more appreciable if they can follow an Islamic approach. As Islam makes everyone shepherd and answerable with regard to his flock, it is actually reinstating the practice of servant leadership, the humanistic and spiritual way of management. In Islam, servant leader is a person who makes efforts to be useful to his customers. This requires every Muslim to emphasize five key parameters of Islamic practice: justice, trust, righteousness, the struggle within oneself towards self-improvement, and promise-keeping. Greenleaf recently reintroduced this Islamic leadership concept saying “The servant leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve….”. This concept is having huge attention in the Western society. The present study is exploratory and based on a literature review. It identifies how Muslim managers are applying servant leadership approach to observe their career success. It also outlines potential key factors.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Farhana, FarhanaUNSPECIFIED
Hashim, JunaidahUNSPECIFIED
M.Osman Gani, AahadUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social psychology > Interpersonal relations. Social behavior
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Groups and organizations
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal For The Social Sciences
Journal: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 19
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Item ID: 29168
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career success, Human resource management, Islamic approach, Servant leadership, Spirituality
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29168

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