Are you familiar with the term, “servant leader?” Is has been a buzzword for quite sometime, but usually in religious circles. Now, it has become mainstream. The world is changing, and so are leadership styles. In the past, the “boss” was often one who commanded the work to be done, while diligent employees did so out of respect for the job. Today, leaders are members of the team, and offer help rather than decree “edicts from on high.” Here are 10 things that servant leaders do, thanks to an article by Inc. Magazine.
- Servant Leaders treat themselves as human beings.
- Servant Leaders listen to understand instead of replying.
- Servant Leaders lead from both the head and the heart.
- Servant Leaders approach conflict with great awareness.
- Servant Leaders know they are allowed to make mistakes.
- Servant Leaders look at difficult situations from several angles
- Servant Leaders practice empathy.
- Servant Leaders give others the opportunity to stretch and grow.
- Servant Leaders speak their truth.
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