"The great leader is seen as a servant first, and that simple fact is the key to his greatness." - Robert K. Greenleaf
Why Servant Leadership?
This book about servant leadership is about empowerment-not of the leader-but of employees and the customers or constituents an organization serves. Servant leaders create vision and values and set up an environment for successful teamwork. Best of all, research shows that this leadership style works. It's effective. It gets the organization where it wants to go.
The core value of servant leaders is LOVE. These leaders believe in and practice empathy. They're willing to listen, focus on the needs of others, and actively encourage the people who work for them. Servant leaders can be strong, and power doesn't shift to employees, but this style of leadership does motivate employees to accomplish a common goal and increases productivity.
Today, leadership is democratic. It's built on the idea of encouraging teamwork. Modern leadership styles create a healthier world in which team members and leaders are mindful of each other and inspire one another to become better employees and better people. Above all, servant leadership works.