It is somewhat self-descriptive when we talk about servant leaders. The title “Servant” gives some of it away. Servant Leaders ascribe to the idea of being a servant first. There are a few specific things that servant leaders do perhaps a little differently that distinguishes them.
5 Ways a servant attitude impacts leadership styles in business
- Servant leaders are Empathetic - A servant leader has the ability to recognize and understand feelings and emotions that are experienced by their team.
- Listening - By paying complete attention to what others are saying, servant leaders are able to get a complete understanding of all interpersonal situations that they are dealing with.
- Awareness – Servant Leaders are completely aware of their strengths, weaknesses, values, emotions, and feelings. This self-awareness allows the servant leader to understand personal biases and set them aside while making decisions.
- Stewardship - A servant leader acts as a steward for the organization’s resources. They assume complete responsibility for planning and managing all available resources for the betterment and prosperity of the organization, employees, and stakeholders.
- Committed to growth of others - A servant leader takes it upon themselves to develop others. They are likely to help employees chart out a clear career path and provide them with resources to progress from one level to the next.
Becoming a servant leader is a life-changing decision. Whether you are a CEO or Small Group Leader, becoming a servant first can help you see great success and really connect with the people you serve.
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