Seven Secrets of 'Servant Leadership'
How you can build a happier, more-productive business with a better bottom line
Over the past decade or so, I've heard a new term for leaders come into common usage: servant leader. The idea of servant leadership is that the typical hierarchy where employees are supposed to serve their bosses is turned upside down. Instead, leaders serve their people.
In his book, The Culture Engine, organizational consultant S. Chris Edmonds says that servant leadership is the foundation for leading others effectively. According to Edmonds, "I define servant leadership as a person's dedication to helping others be their best selves at home, work, and in their community. Anyone can serve--and lead--from any position or role in a family, workplace, or community."
All servant leaders share two fundamental beliefs about the people they lead, and engage in five practices that put these beliefs into action.
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