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Servant Leadership: How To Put Your People Before Yourself

Ways to establish a culture of servant leadership

  • Let others see you serve and encourage them to join you.
  • Make sure they know that you care. Being knowledgeable does not make you a good leader - being caring does.
  • Invest your time in your people. Regularly connect with them.
  • Don’t place restrictions on your willingness to serve.

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Servant Leadership: How To Put Your People Before Yourself

Servant Leadership: How To Put Your People Before Yourself

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/07/19/servant-leadership-how-to-put-your-people-before-yourself/

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Key Ideas

A servant leader is not a dictator

A dictator barks out orders and does not take into account the wants and needs of others. 

Servant leaders work tirelessly to develop their people and are focused on what they can do for others.

Ways to establish a culture of servant leadership

  • Let others see you serve and encourage them to join you.
  • Make sure they know that you care. Being knowledgeable does not make you a good leader - being caring does.
  • Invest your time in your people. Regularly connect with them.
  • Don’t place restrictions on your willingness to serve.

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  • Self-awareness. It helps to view situations from a holistic position rather than being self-centred.
  • Empathy. People need to be accepted for their special one-of-a-kind spirits.
  • Listening and reflecting upon what your team says is essential to the growth of the servant-leader.
  • Healing. Many people walk around with a variety of hurts. Good servant-leaders endeavour to support those with whom they come in contact.
  • Foresight. Seeks to understand the lessons from the past, the realities of the present, and the possible outcome of a decision for the future.
  • Conceptualisation. Visualising the big picture and thinking beyond day-to-day realities.
  • Relying on persuasion rather than hierarchical dominance.
  • Stewardship. It requires a commitment to serving the needs of others first and taking responsibility for the actions and results of your team.
  • Team growth. Commitment to the personal growth of every individual.
  • Community building. Human beings have an innate need to belong to a “tribe” of some kind.

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The goal of servant leadership

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Servant leader's attitude

Instead of being a dictator and employees followers, a true servant leader serves the employees as well.

A leader makes sure each team member has the resources and support necessary to learn and grow.


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The servant leader concept emphasizes the importance of working for the benefit of the community at large.

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