Leaders Who Serve
Connect The Highest
My small group watched a DVD recently in which the speaker mentioned Servant Leadership several times, without explanation. The assumption was everyone understood.
During the discussion that followed one of the participants, a good friend, asked:
What is servant leadership?
Good question and I knew the answer, kind of. I was familiar with the term but had never really thought about it in detail. I knew it was generally based on the example of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet but beyond that, not much.
I did answer the question, though, and even as I answered I realized how little real thinking I had done on the subject.
In typical sound-clever-waffle-much fashion, my answer was a bit long.
My friend, the one who asked the question (and does business training by profession), gently reminded me that long-winded answers usually indicate a lack of understanding.
He was right.
Following that discussion, I made a point of investigating the topic for myself. [Read more…]