Leaders are servants to those they lead.
As a leader my number one role is to serve those under, above, and around me.
We gain influence as we serve others. This looks very different in every role, but I think maintaining the heart of a servant is absolutely essential to leadership
Not only does it help us gain influence with those around us but it keeps us humble. As we serve others we realize we are no better than anyone else, and no job is below us. I do think it is important to focus on our strengths and do what we are called to do, but also to realize that no job is below us. If we keep this mentality, people will respect us for that. It’s all about the orientation of the heart.
Are you living a life of servanthood? Or are you too proud to get your hands dirty?