A servant leader is an authentic leader. One whose personal persona prevails upon the public persona. They are genuine.
“A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity.” Mollie Marti
Simply put servant leadership is authentically building a high trust environment from the inside out.
Here are suggestions for ways to reorganize your personal and professional habits to improve your servant leadership:
Make servant leadership a part of how you run your business build it into the founding values of the company.
Apply servant leadership as part of your corporate social responsibility.
Give others a chance to assist where you may be weak.
Be cognizant of allowing others to develop by leading.
Work on your stress by being introspective. Mediating and exercising.
Listen to the people around you and listening well.
Jim Woods is a leadership development and training consultant deploying his unique abilities in character based training and strategy.
Jim is president of InnoThink Group a human resources and leadership management consulting firm. He has an absolute passion for people development and are constantly refining and adapting his programs in order to ensure that they have the maximum impact on those we serve.