Servant Leaders are leaders who have taken up the responsibility to personally take care of a group of serious candidates for the advancement in devotional service. They are leaders-servants, the concept that is becoming more and more prominent in business sector today. They are facilitators. They recognize talents and potential of the devotees and help them express and engage them. They are friendly and unselfish. They like to see others advance. They like to assist others in becoming servant leaders.
One leadership expert describes it as follows: “The servant leader is servant first. It all begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. [pullquote]The servant leader is servant first. It all begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. [/pullquote] The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant – first to make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are served.” Another says: “Servant leadership is demonstrated through the stating of goals or vision, aggressively listening to others, telling the truth and being trustworthy, assisting others in their development, caring for the well-being of all people, and in the end, sustaining the hope that both the organization and its people will reach their desired futures.”
Author: Alex Todorovic, Conscious Coaching