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Servant leadership towards career success: An Islamic approach

Zaman, Farhana and Hashim, Junaidah and Osman-Gani, AAhad M. (2016) Servant leadership towards career success: An Islamic approach. Gading Journal for the Social Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2600-7568. E-ISSN 2600-7568.

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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 selfimprovement, 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.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3062/60405
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career success, Human resource management, Islamic approach, Servant leadership,Spirituality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5381 Vocational guidance. Career development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Professor AAhad Osman-Gani
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2017 16:20
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 18:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60405

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