What is Servant Leadership?

Servant leadership is more than just a philosophy; it is a daily practice of behaviors.  What are you already doing?  What can you do better?  A servant leader is building a cohesive trusting culture in which we live and work.

Servant leadership challenges the notion of the traditional leader as a stand-alone hero. Instead, servant-leadership focuses on a holistic team approach focused around the following values:

  • Building a shared vision
  • Effective self-management
  • Encouraging interdependence
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Encouraging creativity from all
  • Questioning assumptions and being open to being questioned
  • Promoting shared trust
  • Embracing humility

9 Behaviours of a Servant Leader

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SERVE FIRST

In each encounter, ask the question, “how can serve you? Help you?

BUILD TRUST

Are you trustworthy? Are you willing to extend trust to each other?

LIVE YOUR VALUES

What are your values? In order to live your values, you must first define them.

LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND

Do you talk more than you listen? Can you set aside all distractions and be present for people?

THINK ABOUT YOUR THINKING

What is your attitude as a leader? Are your thoughts about yourself or others holding you back?

ADD VALUE TO OTHERS

Are you a leader who consistently adds value? Do you always take the credit?

DEMONSTRATE COURAGE

Are you willing to make tough decisions and follow through on them? Do you honor your commitments?

INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE

Will you do what is right even when it may produce an unpopular outcome? Do you strive to be open and authentic with no hidden agendas?

 

LIVE YOUR TRANSFORMATION

If you have something, do you share it? If you need something, do you ask for it?