Why Servant Leadership?
"The first step to leadership is servanthood."
~ John Maxwell
effectively, you must
lead by example and serve. The
principle behind effective leadership is based on the interplay of
responsibility, respect, and care. The key to servant leadership is the
doing your best in the service of other people, both inside and outside the
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Jesus About Leadership
Jesus said that in order to be a leader you had to first learn how to
serve others. He said, "You know that in this world kings are tyrants, and
officials lord it over the people beneath them. But among you it should be
quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your
servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. For even I,
the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give
my life as a ransom for many.”
"I don’t know what your destiny will be,
but one thing I do know. The only ones among you who will be really
happy are those who will have sought and found how to
The Law of Harvest
You reap what you saw.
is the first step toward serving others. For authority or
influence to flourish, the right
environment must be provided and nurturing behavior must be present. Bear in
mind however that influence is not something that grows overnight, it grows
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Failure in Leadership
Follow Your Employees
"Soliciting the service of
others is the same as serving them."
You cannot lead people unless they are willing
to follow you. People will trust you if you help them achieve more,
creativity and bring out their own sense of worth. So be willing to
follow your employees periodically to win their trust and understand their
needs and capabilities better. By doing so you'll learn what to do in order
to follow you and bring out their best.
Rewards of Leading with
"The qualities of a
servant leader are also
the attributes of love, which is defined as one's behavior towards
others. When servant leadership becomes your ethos in
life, people would be lining un to join your cause."
~ James Hunter
Leading with authority enables you to have a
personal mission statement: to serve the people you lead, to serve their
needs, to give praise and recognition, to show kindness, and to be honest,
among other things.
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