By Priscilla Mtungwa Ndlovu
Gaining knowledge of the Spirit of Ubuntu management introduces a brand new management version which takes under consideration the background, tradition and financial atmosphere of African girls leaders to appreciate, become aware of, become aware of and percentage their own management reports.
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Spears (1996) identified ten characteristics of servant leadership: listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of others, and building community. Both Northouse (2009) and Spears (1996) emphasized the innate feeling to serve, holistic approach to work, sense of community, and the sharing of power in decision-making as important traits of servant leadership. Beazley, Beggs, & Spears (2002) affirmed that servant leadership offers individuals personal development—spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually.
Conceptual Framework Conceptually, this study intersected Servant Leadership, Ubuntu philosophy hereafter simply referred to as Ubuntu, and Motherhood. This framework allowed for developing an understanding of leadership of women in NGOs in Zimbabwe and how these women responded to the needs of their communities. This research topic emanated from my inherent interest in women issues and promotion of women’s rights. This led me to seek out how postcolonialism impacted the leadership strategies of African women within the NGO sector.
Ubuntu then exists where there is relatedness, collectivism, communalism, spiritualism, and holism. , 2007). Therefore, those who believe and practice Ubuntu are concerned about their communities and organizations and are willing to selflessly give themselves as leaders. Motherhood For this study, motherhood is discussed as understood in the Zimbabwean context, however, with understanding that (western) feminists have a different view about motherhood. An 24 DISCOV ERING T HE SPIRIT OF UBUNTU LE A D ERSHIP argument has been made that Western feminist thought overlooked issues that affect women of color and other women elsewhere.