Servant leaders do not accept lone-ranger success over team accomplishment. They encourage friendships and provide forums for these relationships to emerge and deepen. As Desmond Tutu states “a person is a person through other persons.” In other words, we each become more fully ourselves and are able to reach our potential only as we relate well with other people.
Servant leaders are serious about empowering others to become both servants and leaders. They are more open to failure in others (and themselves) since they know that failure is often a pathway to success, learning and growth. The learning mindset of a servant leader leads them to different kinds of questions.
The second in a seven-part series:
Servant leaders produce healthy organizations by practicing six key disciplines.
The first of these disciplines is valuing, truly valuing people.
Servant Leader Discipline #1 - Values people.
Servant leaders Value People. Servant leaders believe in and trust the people they lead taking the bold step of trusting others first and seeing this as the best strategy for developing trustworthiness in others.
The first of a seven-part series: Can servant leadership be clearly observed and trained? Can the concept be clarified such that its presence or absence can be assessed through an organizational survey tool? The answer to both of these questions is a firm - yes.