Conceptual Model of Servant Leadership| Justin Gamache®, B.S., M.Ed.

Conceptual Model of Servant Leadership

            The model of servant leadership is composed of three components; “antecedent conditions, servant leadership behavior, and outcomes” (Northouse, 2016, p. 238). These three components are the most important parts of servant leadership and help with the positive growth of followers, the organization and with society. Servant leaderships work as the result of community and societal change, the individuals within that organization provide care for each other, and commitment.

How Would the Model Look?

Modified Servant Leadership Model

Goals ——————— Honesty and Care ———————- Conditions

Under the goals section, I would include the following; Transforming, authentic self, and responsible morality.  Goals would be made in servant leadership that would transform a business or organization, while the authentic self would be set to create individual prosperity, and build a sense of responsible morality to who you are or what your organization shall become. Under honest and care would include; sharing leadership, valuing people, and building a community.  Under conditions would include; emotional healing, modeling integrity, and inspiring others to for positive growth.  Yes, I would include all of the conditions, behaviors, and outcomes so that there can be a guide for openness and understandings towards the servant leadership model.

How do you think Conceptualizing is a Concern to Servant Leadership?

According to Northouse (2016) “conceptualization refers to an individual’s ability to be a visionary for an organization, providing a clear sense of its goals and direction” (p. 228). I could see why this might be a concern, as it could lead to one person having a vision compared to combining the visions of the entire organization. I would include all the behaviors in my modified model; however, I would like to change the idea of conceptualization that would instead of making an individual’s ability would change it this to a community ability. A community would be far more beneficial to this behavior as it would take everyone’s visions to create something that would benefit society, and improve the lives of all the people.  Unity is our strength, not our weakness, we are better united than we are divided.

Would I Change the Model in the Text or leave it the same?

            Would I change the model in the text or would I leave it the same? It is a great model to go by, and without any doubt should be the center of any organization. Though, I would leave it open for additions and subtractions to occur to this model because maybe someone might come along to think of something better in how this model could improve. Servant leadership is inviting the community or people from the organization in to improve on a meaning that would better society as a whole. I would change anything, but I would definitely leave it open for improvements if there comes someone who would add to it or even change it. I like the model Northouse provides because it has a sense of direction of where to go.


Northouse, P. G. (2016). Leadership: Theory and practice (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage