Becoming a Servant Leader is one of the most powerful attitudes of Leadership we can possess.
“You’ll aways have everything in life that you want, if you’ll help enough other people get what they want.”–Zig Ziglar
“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.” –Peter F Drucker
Leadership begins with “servanthood”. This means that we must die daily to ourselves and put other’s first. If you put enough other’s first, success will surely follow in “due time.”
“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” –Jim Rohn
No one is truly a success in life until he has learned how to become a servant. It has been said that “the way to the throne-room is through the servant’s quarters.”
“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.” –William Arthur Ward
“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” –John Maxwell
“As leaders shift their focus to customers and quality, they realize that the old authoritarian leadership style does not work anymore. To achieve quality, service, and rapid response, leaders must utilize all available talent. They must find ways to inspire, involve, and empower employees. They must create a work environment that encourages commitment, innovation, and cooperation. Instead of evaluating, leaders now coach. Instead of doing, they delegate. Instead of telling, they facilitate. No one is expected to boss anyone. Everyone is expected to participate.” –Dr Suzanne Willis Zoglio
“He that is greatest among you shall be your servant.”–Matthew 23:11
“But it shall not be so among you; but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.”–Matthew 20:26-27
The most incredible benefit of becoming a Servant Leader is the fact that when you give of yourself to help others, you cannot help but be “personally and abundantly rewarded.”
The “rewards and blessings” of becoming a Servant Leader will always extend far beyond what can be seen or heard.
“Life is a place of service. Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.” –Leo Tolstoy
Servant Leadership will always promote the individual growth of it’s Followers.
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