The Extent to Which Servant-Leadership Philosophy Relates to Public Leadership Code of Ethics and Other Established Ideals for Public Leaders in Tanzania
Journal of Public Policy and Administration
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 8-18
Received: Jan. 29, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 14, 2019; Published: Apr. 10, 2019
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Saneslaus Boniface Chandaruba, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, The Open University of Tanzania (OUT), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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The main objective of this research paper was to examine the extent to which Servant Leadership Philosophy (SLP) relates to the Public Leadership Code of Ethics Act (PLCEA) of 1995 and other established ideals for public leaders in Tanzania. A total of 278 respondents: 109 Members of the Parliament (MPs), 90 Respondents from General Public (RGPs) and 79 key informants selected from different constituencies and localities across the country using a non-probability approach of snowball sampling were involved. Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis were employed. The primary and secondary data were collected through questionnaires, interviews, observations and documentary review. The key research findings revealed that that SLP relates a little bit to PLCEA and other established ideals for public leaders in Tanzania for they both have ethical characteristics intending to set controls over public leaders. A number of difference were established during the study to justify why they were a little bit related. The major difference based on the premises that the philosophy of servant leadership seems to embody socialistic and spiritual characteristics with a major focus on elevating followers to the same status of the leader while PLCEA and other established ideals are mainly based on a legal compliance approach. The other established differences basically focused on personal qualities of a leader in each category. Thus, the study recommends, among other things, enhancing PLCEA and other established ideals for public leaders by adopting the principles of SLP; training public leaders on SLP and including SLP in school curricula topics with a view of grooming patriotic and ethical leaders of the next generation.
Servant-leadership, Public Leadership, Tanzania, Political Leadership
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Saneslaus Boniface Chandaruba, The Extent to Which Servant-Leadership Philosophy Relates to Public Leadership Code of Ethics and Other Established Ideals for Public Leaders in Tanzania, Journal of Public Policy and Administration. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019, pp. 8-18. doi: 10.11648/j.jppa.20190301.12
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