“The servant-leader is a servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.” – Robert K. Greenleaf
How would your team characterize your leadership abilities? Do you take into consideration their wants and needs? Do you invest time and energy into developing their skills set? If the answer is yes, then you fit the characteristics of a servant leader.
Do you want to create and reinforce a servant leadership culture within your organization? We’re here proposing four ways:
1.Show your team what servant leadership looks like
Let your team members and partners see you in action. Organize events where they can also engage in activities and give back to the community.
- Make sure they know that you care
Being knowledgeable is not enough for you do be a good leader. Caring makes the difference. Get creative in showing your team that you care. In return, they will also take care of your customers.
- Invest in your people
Spending time with your team positively impacts their performance. Show genuine interest in them as a person. It makes all the difference in the world!
- Be open and willing to serve
Never be afraid to get the job done. Show your people that no kind of work is beneath your pay grade.
Now imagine what your business would look like if everyone embraced the servant leadership mentality? Curious to know more on this subject? Read the full article right here.